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The World is Flat : So Says Sagan

Old 07-12-19, 02:28 PM
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The World is Flat : So Says Sagan


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Haha, loved the reference to Bill O's meltdown.
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When you're a sprinter, you hope that your world is flat...
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Shouldn’t this be in the e-bike subforum??
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Haha, loved the reference to Bill O's meltdown.
Agree. Except he forgot to drop a few F bombs.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Agree. Except he forgot to drop a few F bombs.
Well, they probably decided to keep it PG. Those of us familiar, know where to add them.
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Old 07-13-19, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
When you're a sprinter, you hope that your world is flat...
Peter hopes the world has a couple of climbs so there are no pure sprinters left at the end to deal with.
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It's on tee-wee so it must be true.
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Old 07-13-19, 05:07 AM
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Jim Lovell proved it's not.

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If the world was flat, cats would have knocked everything off the edge long ago
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Jim Lovell proved it's not.
200BC, the circumference of the Earth had already been calculated.
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“It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yeah, it is. Yes, it is. Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind — what you read, what you see and what you hear. In school, first thing they teach us is, ‘Oh, Columbus discovered America,’ but when he got there, there were some fair-skinned people with the long hair smoking on the peace pipes. So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn’t discover America. So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this (expletive) is flat to me. I’m just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me. I do not go up and down at a 360-degree angle, and all that stuff about gravity, have you looked outside Atlanta lately and seen all these buildings? You mean to tell me that China is under us? China is under us? It’s not. The world is flat.” - Shaquille O’Neal
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Old 07-13-19, 09:48 AM
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“In school, first thing they teach us is, ‘Oh, Columbus discovered America,’
I "think" the native Americans were there first.
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Old 07-13-19, 09:51 AM
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Nope

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Shouldn’t this be in the e-bike subforum??
Nope....well, maybe, considering Sagan's ability to deliver thousands of watts on demand, he's kind of like an eBike when paired up with a regular old bike.
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Old 07-13-19, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I "think" the native Americans were there first.
You missed there part where he stated that.
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Old 07-13-19, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by colnago62 View Post
You missed there part where he stated that.
Actually he was implying that fair skinned people were descendants of Nordic people. Well, native Americans were ehre before them ... also.
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Actually he was implying that fair skinned people were descendants of Nordic people. Well, native Americans were ehre before them ... also.
You missed the part where Shaquille O’Neal (you know, that HOF basketball player) is making all of this stuff up for fun! He was agreeing with Kanye’s statement that the earth is flat; after all, Kanye knows, especially when he wears a certain hat that gives him superpowers.

There is evidence however of Nordic (Vikings) settlements in Canada before Columbus times. Whether they were lighting it up and exactly what they were smoking if so is an entirely different matter.

Some crossed the pond long before Columbus did, and others walked here. Seems they all did it on a big flat surface, according to Kanye and Shaq!
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according to Kanye!
Who?
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Who?
I know! Weird...
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I know! Weird...
Had to 'Google" him... talk about weird.

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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Had to 'Google" him... talk about weird.

http://youtu.be/egGUqv8LTkw
I kid you not!

...see him in action at about 0:38 or so.

Actually, I stand corrected... Shaq wasn’t responding to Kanye, but to Kyrie (Irving). My bad...
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Did further goo-search, and yes, Kanye is listed among flat-earth celebrities...

But, back to the main topic. If Sagan states the earth is flat then IT IS flat!
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Says the fake impression of a cyclist that can ride up 20% mountains faster than many of us ride in the valleys.
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Who?
He was brilliant once.
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