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    Default Re: why do flat earth folks sail on cruises?

    Ummm....yea. I would be the "man overboard!"
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    Default Re: why do flat earth folks sail on cruises?

    Thanks Fritz!

    Maybe it's flat in places, and still somewhat spherical. Like a dodecahedron!

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    Default Re: why do flat earth folks sail on cruises?

    I heard (Arnold Sommerfeld's Lectures on Theoretical Physics, as I recall) that in pre WWI Germany in order to get an automobile driving license one had to pass a written exam that included computing the Carnot efficiency of an internal combustion engine.

    Those were the good old days!
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    Default Re: why do flat earth folks sail on cruises?

    The putative stoicism and sheer bravery of those party-goers is inspiring.
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    Default Re: why do flat earth folks sail on cruises?

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    I heard (Arnold Sommerfeld's Lectures on Theoretical Physics, as I recall) that in pre WWI Germany in order to get an automobile driving license one had to pass a written exam that included computing the Carnot efficiency of an internal combustion engine.

    Those were the good old days!
    At one time, in the UK a horseless carriage had to be preceded by a man with a red flag.

    In the USA, one proposed law:

    ...would require all motorists piloting their "horseless carriages", upon chance encounters with cattle or livestock to (1) immediately stop the vehicle, (2) "immediately and as rapidly as possible ... disassemble the automobile", and (3) "conceal the various components out of sight, behind nearby bushes" until equestrian or livestock is sufficiently pacified.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_flag_traffic_laws

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    Default Re: why do flat earth folks sail on cruises?

    Quote Originally Posted by pikaia View Post
    At one time, in the UK a horseless carriage had to be preceded by a man with a red flag.

    In the USA, one proposed law:

    ...would require all motorists piloting their "horseless carriages", upon chance encounters with cattle or livestock to (1) immediately stop the vehicle, (2) "immediately and as rapidly as possible ... disassemble the automobile", and (3) "conceal the various components out of sight, behind nearby bushes" until equestrian or livestock is sufficiently pacified.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_flag_traffic_laws
    All, highly amusing. But the unique virtue of the German driver license exam remains requiring some technical literacy before using the technology.

    So.. requiring a knowledge of navigation before going on a cruise might be interesting.

    Since the barbarians escape school innocent of education, maybe requiring knowledge at the point of consumption would work.
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    Default Re: why do flat earth folks sail on cruises?

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    I heard (Arnold Sommerfeld's Lectures on Theoretical Physics, as I recall) that in pre WWI Germany in order to get an automobile driving license one had to pass a written exam that included computing the Carnot efficiency of an internal combustion engine.

    Those were the good old days!
    Hello not_Fritz,

    and it has been because of this French guy Nicolas LÚonard Carnot, that German men hurried into WWI with France.

    Just kidding,

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    Default Re: why do flat earth folks sail on cruises?

    Flat Earth.. ?
    My grandmother who was born in 1884 would not believe we had landed on the moon. I never tried to convince her. I am not sure what she thought about the Earth. But she swore that the ruination of the country was due to the "Income Tax" and "womans suffrage".

    The "flat earth" thing looks to me like a big money making scheme for some one.
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    Oh, I am ROFLing. This is too rich. Maybe the ship will sink, ridding us of the *lunatics* (pun intended). Maybe they'll use a flat earther for their captain or pilot. That could be real interesting!
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