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I'm still not exactly sure how a flat Earth is supposed to work, but here's a cool-looking sketch of I won't p to know your family or your friend group, but I'm willing to bet there's a decent chance that at least one person you know doesn't believe that the Earth is curved. Instead they argue, with either a mountain of plausible-sounding statements or just vague deflections about government secrets and conspiracies, that the Earth is flat.

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That kingsland sex chat is a lie. That the truth is hidden. What are you to do, with your science-loving heart and evidence-based thinking? The natural thing, of course, is to argue.

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To lay it out. The puzzle pieces, one by one. To convince.

But wait, how do you know that the Earth is round? Well, you've seen pictures from space. Lots of curves going on. But you didn't take the fakku chat yourself. You haven't seen the Earth with your own eyes.

And even if you did, aren't we taught since elementary school that our senses deceive us, lie to us, misrepresent the world to us? Isn't that what makes science so powerful, because it moves past or chat lines uk least implacably grinds through human weaknesses?

Before you know it, it's gone nowhere. Things you thought you understood aren't making as strong a case as you hoped. They always have rebuttals.

They're not playing the same game. You're trying to win at chess but they're masters at Go. Here's my advice, as a scientist chat free text science communicator, on how to handle a flat-Earther: don't. Take a step back. Don't bother arguing.

Don't lay down the evidence, because the evidence doesn't mean anything if you don't have an evidence-based mindset. Don't try to convince, because you're probably going to lose.

First, use this as an opportunity. Why do you believe the Earth is round?

Because someone told you, and you accepted it? Because you saw a picture once?

Because you learned it in school? Self-reflection is always good, and opportunities like this should never be wasted. Examine your own chat sex arabic and your own reasons for those beliefs.

Take a moment to read up on it. Learn about horizons and shadows and eclipses and orbits and seasons and astronomy. Deepen your own knowledge, not to bring sex chat line 85302 ammo to a later fight, but for your own curiosity.

And second, please remember that the person you're talking to, the person free asian girl chat arguing with, is A human. Probably a good person. You may think they're wrong about this and you have evidence to back it upbut empathize.

They have their chat no for why they believe the things they do. Some of those reasons may be totally nonsensical, some of those reasons you might agree with. Find some common ground.

Have a dialog, not an argument. Create a moment where you can share what you've learned.

Not with the goal of convincing, but simply because sharing new knowledge is fun. If they end up swaying, hooray! If not, don't sweat it.

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