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Desc:Poorly titled, surprisingly cogent.
Category:Science & Technology, Educational
Tags:perspective, flat earth, nasal voice
Submitted:BorrowedSolution
Date:06/04/10
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Comment count is 24
Ursa_minor
Where is this dude from? What sort of accent is this? It's a pretty cool veiwpoint to have at least, and I'm totally going to steal it and use to mack on WOMEN and PARTIES.
Ursa_minor
"Nah man, those guys were thinkin!"

*entire party + women come home with Ursa_minor*

chumbucket
I'm betting Canada. That place is pretty flat.

HarrietTubmanPI
So by his logic denying the moon landing is okay because they are 'on the right track' and will eventually figure it out?
Charles
I think that's a little different. Mainly because most people know that the moon landing did take place, and there is easily accessible proof of it. There was no reason to believe the earth *wasn't* flat, until one's respective society actually started to come up with compelling evidence to the contrary.

Camonk
This is one of those videos I'd have assumed didn't have to be made. Is there a whole group of guys going FUCK THOSE ETRUSCANS THEY DIDN'T KNOW SHIT SO STOP IDOLIZING THEM!!, cause I'd like to meet those guys. They sound like fun.
BorrowedSolution
I,for one, appreciate it when somebody takes the time to point out how awesome humans are, instead of acting like everything that happened before 1 A.D. was going on in Barbarian Land.
In fact, I'd say this is exactly the kind of video that there needs to be more of. Videos that highlight that the human species has ALWAYS been intelligent and has quite often sought useful theories to help further our technologies and therefore, our lives.

fluffy
Boom-di-yadda

fatatty
Yeah I'm gonna agree with Borrowed. I actually had someone tell me in a conversation that I was anthropomorphizing cavemen. People seem to think that at a certain point humans were just apes with clubs, which is a very common and ignorant view of our ancestors.

BorrowedSolution
If we anthropomorphised more, maybe the world would be a better place.

pastorofmuppets
Our ancestors were pretty ignorant. The problem is that we assume that we aren't.

pastorofmuppets
Case in point: about 1 in 5 people in the US & UK think the sun revolves around the earth.

HankFinch
don't put too much confidence in that 1 in 5 statistic
its based on a gallup poll of only 1000 people spread between the us, uk, and germany over the telephone

IrishWhiskey
Ancient civilizations did tons of cool shit they should be recognized for. Like this: http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_lights_fd1.htm

Patting them on the head for believing in what is visibly obvious until you apply science and critical thinking (even before the Greeks, tribal groups had deduced it from basic astronomy and sea navigation) just seems condescending.

pastorofmuppets
IW: that article is about how they didn't have light bulbs. Or did you just mean to bring up the Baghdad batteries? I agree, those are cool. But if the pharaohs had light bulbs I'll eat my shirt.

also...
fan death
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racism
dismissing the work of the great majority of published researchers in a particular field as a left-wing conspiracy

Dismissing the intelligence of the people in our history books generates enough irony to power a small city. But I still think the larger (and more demonstrable) problem is that we don't acknowledge our own stupidity enough.

Timothy A. Bear
Thought the earth was being carted around by a turtle but at least they were thinking about it.
pastorofmuppets
"Dad? If I'm holding this basket up, what's holding the ground up?"

"Uh... a fucking turtle, now keep harvesting before we starve to death!"

zerobackup
Ok that's was 4 minutes of nothing....
Ocyrus
I found it racist to a point. He's making the argument that "at least they were thinking about it, even if they were thinking incorrectly"...
Well then, tell that to the victims of witch hunts, because even though the pitchfork mobs weren't correct, at least they were trying, right?
charmlessman
Ugh, couldn't get past his dork speech impediment.

"Why is iss so impornta note?"
memedumpster
Well, the universe is flat, so really, they were looking on a larger scale.
phalsebob
Negros don't even think about how the world isn't flat!

WTF?
Rum Revenge
What an idiot. Making a conjecture versus not making a conjecture does not prove sophistication - based on this logic, a three-year-old who plays with fire is automatically considered more intelligent than another kid his age who did not.

Also, two early evidences for a round earth - the sails of tall ships can be seen on the horizon before the rest of the ship, only possible on a curved surface, and the moon casts a round shadow from all angles - only possible if it was a spherical object. That's off the top of my feeble head.
Syd Midnight
A three year old who plays with fire may learn a lot of things very quickly

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