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Belief in the "flat Earth"

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Apr 9, 2010. 3 Replies

This is slightly off-topic, but some might find it interesting.I've been reading lots of blogs and forum posts and in many of the discussions about beliefs, I have seen references to the claim that…Continue

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AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Manning Bartlett's discussion Belief in the "flat Earth"
"yeesh, as if the moon was a disc and not a sphere!"
Apr 9, 2010
nick altman replied to Manning Bartlett's discussion Belief in the "flat Earth"
"As I brought up in the moon hoax thread, I have actually gone in one rough direction and ended up back home, when I traveled to Saigon and lived there for 4 months before finally taking a train from Hanoi across China to Beijing, and then west to…"
Apr 9, 2010
Becca replied to Manning Bartlett's discussion Belief in the "flat Earth"
"Eratosthenes was the first guy we know of who very accurately measured the circumference of the earth, he had a 1% error which is pretty damn good for hiring someone to pace out very long distances. I think it's likely that people here and…"
Apr 4, 2010
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Belief in the "flat Earth"

This is slightly off-topic, but some might find it interesting.I've been reading lots of blogs and forum posts and in many of the discussions about beliefs, I have seen references to the claim that "people once believed the Earth was flat".So I thought I'd correct this one as it really isn't true - at least not in the popularised sense.The Bablylonians certainly thought the Earth was flat and the Egyptians may have also. However the world was known to be spherical from at least the time of the…See More
Apr 4, 2010
Manning Bartlett replied to Armand's discussion So we Christians are idiots then?
"Intelligent people who persist with religious beliefs are not idiots, they have either not had access to better information, or they have chosen dogma over reason. (I personally define "dogma" as "adhering to a belief which your own…"
Apr 3, 2010
Manning Bartlett commented on Manning Bartlett's blog post The Axioms of Atheism
"Look my apologies if you feel slighted - I don't slam anyone ever. You are clearly an intelligent human being whose insight I would love to benefit from. My frustration was that you seemed to be persisting with a misinterpretation despite…"
Apr 3, 2010
Manning Bartlett commented on Manning Bartlett's blog post The Axioms of Atheism
"Thank you. In future I'm happy to debate you, but please try to read what is written first. You clearly leapt to some truly bizarre interpretation of what I was saying (ie. "evidence is a deception") and then doggedly criticised that…"
Apr 3, 2010
Manning Bartlett replied to Sally Morem's discussion Are religious experiences the result of brain damage? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"A very interesting article. As a teenager I had a few "religious experiences" which (at the time) I believed were direct communication with God. As I grew older and my scepticism grew I had great difficulty figuring out what these…"
Apr 3, 2010
Manning Bartlett joined Dr. Terence Meaden's group
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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.
Apr 3, 2010
Manning Bartlett commented on Manning Bartlett's blog post The Axioms of Atheism
"John D - I get the strong impression that you didn't actually read what I wrote, so I can't really reply. I really have no idea why you think I was claiming "evidence is a deception"."
Apr 3, 2010
Becca commented on Manning Bartlett's blog post The Axioms of Atheism
"Atheism is the lack of belief in gods - it's not a refutation of anything. What are gods? Well frankly I don't really care, it's not my job to define what others mean when they say 'god.' However it should be obvious by now…"
Apr 3, 2010
Manning Bartlett commented on Manning Bartlett's blog post The Axioms of Atheism
"Thanks for that comment - it has made me think a bit more carefully. At no stage was I planning to "redefine" atheism. Atheism is simply the refutation of theism, but this requires a definition of theism first. Your observation leads me…"
Apr 3, 2010
Фелч Гроган commented on Manning Bartlett's blog post The Axioms of Atheism
"You can, and should be encouraged to, formulate proofs against theism. But don't in the process try to redefine atheism. It is a null hypothesis - nothing more. All proofs will do is support the null. There are 1000's of posts beyond…"
Apr 3, 2010
Manning Bartlett commented on Manning Bartlett's blog post The Axioms of Atheism
"I don't think this subject is remotely a dead horse - I've spent years researching this angle and have never seen any analysis that follows this line. Your definition of athiesm "to deny the gods" doesn't mean anything…"
Apr 3, 2010
Фелч Гроган commented on Manning Bartlett's blog post The Axioms of Atheism
"The dead horse you're flogging is already reduced to a skeleton and even that is crumbling. With a bit of luck, maybe some time in the next millenium, these threads will finally die out and people will reflect on how quaint all the semantic…"
Apr 2, 2010
Manning Bartlett commented on Manning Bartlett's blog post The Axioms of Atheism
"Hmm, in your denial you are confirming the axiom. We cannot prove that the universe is invariant, yet we believe it to be so. There cannot (by definition) be any evidence about future circumstances, so it cannot be proven. Theism takes the reverse…"
Apr 2, 2010

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Does atheism require faith of any sort? It's a question I've been thinking about.…


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At 4:38pm on April 6, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Manning! Have a very happy birthday (and say hello to Australia for me).
At 6:44pm on April 4, 2010, Sigmund said…
Hi Manning,
Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I like your blog.
Sigmund (http://atheistprinciples.tripod.com)
At 4:19pm on April 3, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Manning Bartlett. Welcome to this friendly meeting place
where we recognise that religion is a great fraud with fictional gods used to control people, and how it is tragic and inexcusable that women and minorities have been oppressed these last 2000 years.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 260 discussion topics. Come and join us.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
There have been a lot of threads here to interest you, including many posts separating religious faiths (beliefs without evidence) from scientific knowledge (truths that result from research and experiment).
At 1:26am on April 3, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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