By Schizomaniac - 25/08/2015 17:33 - United States

Today, my cousin's husband argued adamantly that the Earth doesn't rotate, and treated me like an idiot when I explained why he was wrong. Not even a video from space of the Earth rotating convinced him. This idiot is a teacher. FML
I agree, your life sucks 29 444
You deserved it 1 770

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Schizomaniac 24

Thankfully he's only a PE teacher. Not to discredit PE teachers, but at least he is not in a position to actually provide information to students. This guy is an absolute nutjob. These are real claims he has argued in the past: -evolution is a lie (no surprise) -dogs are more intelligent than chimpanzees -our most sophisticated equipment can't see outside our galaxy (lol) -humans are the only animals that rely on fruits and vegetables for food And many, many others. He's the type of person to argue with a chef because he read a cookbook. It's sad.

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Steve97 32

Does he think the earth is flat too?

Well at least you're not related by blood, so that's one good thing.


Well at least you're not related by blood, so that's one good thing.

Steve97 32

Does he think the earth is flat too?

FieldLeftBlank 20

Yes, and it's carried through space on the back of a giant turtle.

I JUST saw this after I put my comment in.. :/

Does he also think the sun orbits the earth?

chrisbeaudoin 26

The earth isn't flat but nothing proves that it isn't , watch vsauce's video on youtube about the earth being flat.

No, no, the elephants stand on the giant turtle, and the earth sits on the elephants, and a small sun travels around the earth, and sometimes an elephant has to lift a leg to let the sun pass through. I read it in a book, so it must be true.

DeltaDragonxx 20

71 you worded it rather weirdly. I've seen the video, and it's more that there is evidence that the earth could be flat. Now, we all know it isnt, but it is still interesting.

I read it too. Just the other day, a man carrying a sign saying that the end is near gave me a leaflet about how the aliens are going to take our sperm in the night, and that Obama is using them to invade Texas. I believed him. After all, printed words can't lie. That's totally a law or something.

133, the turtle is female of course, as revealed in another book I read. Once an eternity she travels back to the giant red star to watch her babies hatch. Each with their own set of four elephants and small disc on their backs.

tantanpanda 26

There aren't words strong enough to describe how stupid your cousin's husband is

He's probably acting stupid to piss op off lol

If he wasn't just doing a really good job of messing with OP... I find it genuinely frightening to know that even one person like him exists. Not that I don't realize the world has no shortage of nitwits, so I guess I should be frightened regardless.

Don't know how many teachers there are like that, but there seem to be plenty of idiots in places like Texas and Mississipi that _want_ them to teach that kind of bollocks, and try to pass laws to that effect.

This made me think of some weird science site that actually went into great detail trying to explain how the earth could actually be flat.

I actually had a student who was (unironically) a flat-earther. Luckily, she was in my creative writing class and not a science class. She was a pretty decent writer, though. But the whole flat-earth thing was weird.

Apparently there are a whole lot of people who think the moon is a fakw

As stupid as I think this guy is, I don't think it should affect your life

MedChew 19

Do you know? The United Nations' emblem is one of a proposed model of flat earth. It's a conspiracy I tell you.

MedChew 19

Why am I thumbed down? Anyone can google it to make a comparison

Get a science professor from his school to explain it? I wonder how he even became a teacher..

I'm thinking this guy is a teacher at a private Christian/Catholic school where credentials aren't required, just the word of the "good book".

I guess you can say he thinks the universe revolves around him.

Technically, on basis of the theory of the universe infinitely expanding everything is the center of the universe. You are, he is, and I am.

Thou art God. So am I, and so is everyone else.