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15th Apr '18 10:54:15 AM needsanewhobby
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-->--[[Website/{{Twitter}} Tweet]] from the Flat Earth Society

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-->--[[Website/{{Twitter}} Tweet]] -->--Ironic [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweet]] from the Flat Earth Society
15th Apr '18 10:48:14 AM needsanewhobby
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->''The Flat Earth Society has members all around the globe.''
-->--[[Website/{{Twitter}} Tweet]] from the Flat Earth Society
28th Mar '18 6:36:35 PM Doug86
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** ''Literature/TheWorldOfTiers'' consists of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin several flat tiers stacked one onto another]]. Some {{Mooks}} even end up [[FateWorseThanDeath fallen off the edge]].

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** ''Literature/TheWorldOfTiers'' The ''Literature/WorldOfTiers'' consists of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin several flat tiers stacked one onto another]]. Some {{Mooks}} even end up [[FateWorseThanDeath fallen off the edge]].
21st Mar '18 4:09:09 PM lakingsif
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A subtrope of WorldShapes. Not be confused with ''Literature/{{Flatland}}''.

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A subtrope of WorldShapes. Not be confused with ''Literature/{{Flatland}}''.
''Literature/{{Flatland}}'' or ''Webcomic/TheWorldIsFlat''.
5th Feb '18 5:35:57 AM nighttrainfm
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', as its name suggests, is a very slightly convex disc. It's also supported by four giant elephants on the back of an insanely vast turtle. It has a (spherical) tiny sun and a tiny moon, which travel in complex patterns to make seasons. (Sometimes, one of the elephants has to cock a leg to let them go by.)
** ''Discworld/SmallGods'' concerns the bold efforts of the Omnians, religious fanatics who believe the world is round because God prefers perfect circles going about crushing dissent from any scientist who tries to prove the world is actually flat. Which it is.

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', as its ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** As the
name suggests, is the series takes place on a very slightly convex disc. It's also supported by four giant elephants on the back of an insanely vast turtle. It has a (spherical) tiny sun and a tiny moon, which travel in complex patterns to make seasons. (Sometimes, one of the elephants has to cock a leg to let them go by.)
** ''Discworld/SmallGods'' concerns the bold efforts of the Omnians, religious fanatics who believe the world is round because God prefers perfect circles circles, going about crushing dissent from any scientist who tries to prove the world is actually flat. Which it is.



** The Moon at least, as shown in ''The Last Hero'', is a globe shape.

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** The Moon at least, as shown in ''The Last Hero'', ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', is a globe shape.
3rd Feb '18 11:25:40 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has an option that lets you play a world that is literally flat, being made up of nothing but grass, two layers of dirt, and bedrock right below it. The main purpose of playing on a flat world is to assist in players that wish to build something without having to terraform the landscape.
** This technically extends to the normal game mode as well, except that there are more layers between the surface and bedrock. And the upper surface has biomes.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has worlds are generated as extremely wide, thin versions of this, extending 256 blocks (meters, roughly) from the very bottom layer of unbreakable bedrock (beneath which there is only a black void) to the upper ceiling above the clouds above which no block can be placed. The world extends horizontally many thousands of times it vertical height, making the whole affair seem paper-thin on a large scale.
** The Nether is an interesting derivative of this. Being directly inspired by the concept of the FireAndBrimstoneHell, it's presented as being "beneath" the regular Overworld, and as such it's sandwiched between two layers of bedrock, one at its bottom and one at its top. The console edition also features bedrock walls along its sides, boxing the Nether in. It's still just as much of a flat world as the Overworld, just one where the explorable environment is within its thickness rather than on its top surface.
** There is also
an option that lets you play a world that is literally ''literally'' flat, being made up of nothing but a smooth layer of grass, then two layers of dirt, and bedrock right below it. that. The main purpose of playing on a flat world is to assist in players that wish to build something extensive projects without having to first terraform the landscape.
** This technically extends to the normal game mode as well, except that there are more layers between the surface and bedrock. And the upper surface has biomes.
landscape.
30th Jan '18 4:58:45 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Some people still believe this to be the case. In the words of Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Society Flat Earth Society]] "seeks to further the belief that the Earth is flat instead of an oblate spheroid." Interestingly, they believe that the Earth is actually shaped like the azimuthal projection on the United Nations flag, which explains the whole sailing around the world thing at least.

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* Some people still believe this to be the case. In the words of Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Society Flat Earth Society]] "seeks to further the belief that the Earth is flat instead of an oblate spheroid." Interestingly, they believe that the Earth is actually shaped like the azimuthal projection on the United Nations flag, which explains the whole sailing around the world thing at least. %%They also seem to accept that Mars is round because there is the scientific fact for it but bury their heads in the sand when it comes to Earth, at least in their publicized Twitter conversation with Elon Musk.
17th Jan '18 1:00:49 AM Kinswaous
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* "The world is flat, and that is that!" is one of HagarTheHorrible's slogans, and discussions about the shape of the earth has been a recurring subject in his comic strip. Since the world is flat in NorseMythology, it makes sense that Hägar, a viking, would believe that.
17th Jan '18 12:44:40 AM Kinswaous
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In ancient history, many cultures believed the Earth was flat. Certainly the curvature is so slight that it wasn't until the Greeks that the spherical Earth theory took hold. Contrary to popular belief, [[DeadUnicornTrope Christopher Columbus didn't have to try and convince people that the earth was round]]. Rather, he thought it was much smaller than it's turned out to be. His opponents were right in saying the earth is much larger. The idea of it being about if the earth is flat or round [[NewerThanTheyThink dates from a novel in the 1800s]], and has survived as an illustration of MedievalMorons.

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In ancient history, many cultures believed the Earth was flat. Certainly the curvature is so slight that it wasn't until the Greeks that the spherical Earth theory took hold. Contrary to popular belief, [[DeadUnicornTrope Christopher Columbus didn't have to try and convince people that the earth was round]]. Rather, he thought it was much smaller than it's turned out to be. His opponents were right in saying the earth is much larger. The idea of it being about if the earth is flat or round [[NewerThanTheyThink dates from a Washington Irving's 1828 novel in "A History of the 1800s]], Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus"]], and has survived as an illustration of MedievalMorons.
3rd Dec '17 3:05:44 AM Sumatris
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* Related to the above, in 2017 [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/11/24/a-flat-earthers-plan-to-launch-himself-in-a-homemade-rocket-just-hit-a-speed-bump/?utm_term=.664ca4b0c60b Mike Hughes from California]] made repeated headlines trying to prove Earth's flatness by shooting himself into the "atmosflat" with a home-made, ''steam-powered'' rocket launched from a modified RV. After a failed attempt of his in 2014 already led to serious injuries that crippled him for several weeks, this one ran into different obstacles, like federal authorities denying him launch permission on public land, forcing him to relocate to private property. Results are still pending as of the time of writing.
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