The myth of the flat Earth is the modern misconception that the... -
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A Natural History of Flat Earthers

JSTOR Daily - 07 Dec 2017
In the Nevada desert, limousine driver and amateur rocket enthusiast “Mad” Mike Hughes has built a homemade rocket in an attempt to launch himself approximately 2000 feet in the air. Why? To prove that the Earth is flat. Leaving aside how a 2000 foot ...
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NASA Scientist Says We Need to Stop Worrying About the Apocalypse

Futurism - 01 Dec 2017
“The idea that there's a very large planet – as large as the Earth, or larger – that visits the inner solar system every several thousand years, that's pretty easy to disprove,” said Shostak. “That would have disrupted the orbits of planets of the ...
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The Earth Has Been Round Longer Than You Think

Patheos (blog) - 14 Dec 2017
Stephen Jay Gould, in his essay “The Late Birth of a Flat Earth,” describes how nineteenth-century educators like Andrew Dickson White created the conspiracy theory that religion is so inimical to knowledge and science that the medieval Church ...
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Africa: South Africa's Mandela - Icon or Aikona? - 16 Dec 2017
A sellout is someone who betrays his own principles and his followers for personal venality. Where is the evidence that South Africa's Mandela betrayed himself and deceived his countrymen for self-gain? A student at the University of Cape Town recently ...
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Christopher Columbus Never Set Out to Prove the Earth was Round

History - 06 Oct 2017
In 1492, Christopher Columbus was shocked when his ship made landfall in a land Europeans had never explored. Along the way, he proved that Earth isn't flat after all. Right? Wrong: Despite a persistent legend, neither Columbus nor his Spanish patrons ...
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The Most Disappointing – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Flickering Myth (blog) - 16 Dec 2017
It's all been done. That song by Canada's eighth best band Barenaked Ladies was bouncing around my head as I watched the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. A galaxy, far, far away isn't nearly as exciting as it used to be. Not since Disney ...
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Flintoff claims earth is shaped like a turnip

NewsBytes - 25 Nov 2017
Conspiracy or myth?Flintoff claims earth us shaped like a TURNIP. Andrew Flintoff himself doesn't believe that the earth is completely flat rather it is shaped like a turnip. The cricketer also invited Robbie Savage along with him to the 'The Flat ...
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Julie Payette doubles down on mythbusting

National Observer - 24 Nov 2017
22 to “highlight three 'historical' myths that relate to the field of science” — one of which was the conspiracy theory that the moon landing was faked. “As for the moon landings, they did indeed take place!” she said, according to prepared remarks ...
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Columbus Day Is D-Day for Flat-Earth Truthers

Inverse - 09 Oct 2017
Letronne wrote that Columbus proved the world was round as a way to make religious people look dumb, or as Russell puts it, took it as an opportunity to “misrepresent the church fathers and their medieval successors as believing in a flat Earth ...
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Flat Earth Fanatic BoB Thinks Slave Ships Are A Myth Too

Hip-Hop Wired - 03 Nov 2017
B.o.B has already turned plenty of heads with his insistence and campaign that the earth is indeed flat, but now he's moved on to other conspiracy theories. Now, the Atlanta rapper is questioning the validity of slave ships by way of a new Instagram ...
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Do dead people bleed?

Kitsap Sun - 25 Nov 2017
Some may espouse outlandish opinions (such as membership in the Flat Earth Society) simply as a means of getting attention. But what of those who actually believe in and fight for erroneous notions? And what convictions are more susceptible to that ...
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Life Noggin Creates A Video To Debunk The Flat Earth Theory

GOOD Magazine - 23 May 2017
Subscribers to the theory also believe the Earth is encased by a dome and that stars are actually just holes poked into its roof. Gravity is caused by the Earth slowly accelerating upward, so when we drop something, the planet rises up to meet it. Many ...

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