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    The Flat Earth Society Really Believes That
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 23 2005, @06:35AM (#16535)
    The Flat Earth Society Really Believes That

    There is nothing that will ever convince the
    people in Vinton Cerf's Flat Earth Society that
    the Earth is anything but, flat. They are so
    arrogant and self-assured and point to their
    funding as proof of their support that they will
    continue to try to convince more people that
    the Earth is Flat.

    People can see that there is an endless stream
    of people who can be paid to nod approval. They
    will fly around the Earth (ignoring it is round)
    and tell people the Earth is Flat and has to be
    that way. Even when faced with solid technical
    facts, they do not admit they are wrong and
    they work harder to remove any voices that
    challenge their view.

    Again, their view is might makes right. They
    come from the DOD/DARPA funding world, where
    those who are funded have the *only voice* and
    that voice, by definition is viewed as right.
    If they say The Earth is Flat, it is Flat.
    Everyone is expected to nod approval, and send
    out PR releases claiming they all agree.

    Their consensus view is that The Earth is Flat.
    You are expected to nod approval. The Earth has
    no say, it is just a hunk of matter that sits
    there. Consensus can be used to define any
    reality that Vinton Cerf's Flat Earth Society
    wants to define. People with brains have a
    right to be concerned. Just do not exercise
    that right. It is easier to nod approval and
    fly to the next venue to spread the word.

    The Process **IS** the Product.
    What a sad chapter in human history on Earth.
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