Looking for Life on a Flat Earth | The New Yorker


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august 2018 by kavtya
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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july 2018 by stephenfrancoeur
What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.
conspiracy  earth  science 
june 2018 by soobrosa
The astronauts are Freemasons, sworn to secrecy. The other workers, the engineers and functionaries, have either been duped or don’t want to speak out, for fear of losing their jobs. [And they’re all Satanists and Luciferians on the top.]
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june 2018 by carlesbellver
it's hard to believe this is real, but...
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june 2018 by cwinters
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by aburgel
Alan Burdick's fascinating profile of "the mother of all conspiracies," in the New Yorker: "The flat Earth was perhaps a scam, an emotional salve with no basis in physical reality. Now it has become both real and surreal, like a performance-art piece in which nobody can tell the actors, stagehands, and audience apart."
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june 2018 by warnick
What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.
On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. He’d been trying for years, in one way or another. In 2002, Hughes set a Guinness World Record for the longest ramp jump—a hundred and three feet—in a limo, a stretch Lincoln Town Car. In 2014, he allegedly flew thirteen hundred and seventy-four feet in a garage-built rocket and was injured when it crashed. He planned to try again in 2016, but his Kickstarter campaign, which aimed to raise a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, netted just two supporters and three hundred and ten dollars. Further attempts were scrubbed—mechanical problems, logistical hurdles, hassles from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Finally, a couple of months ago, he made good. Stuff was leaking, bolts needed tightening, but at around three o’clock, and with no countdown, Hughes blasted off from a portable ramp—attached to a motorhome he’d bought through Craigslist—soared to nearly nineteen hundred feet, and, after a minute or so, parachuted less than gently back to Earth.
science  history  fake_news  conspiracy  religion  earth  space 
june 2018 by rgl7194
On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. He’d been trying for years, in one way or another.
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june 2018 by WFreeland
On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. He’d been trying for years, in one way or another. In 2002, Hughes set a Guinness World Record for the longest ramp jump—a hundred and three feet—in a limo, a stretch Lincoln Town Car. In 2014, he allegedly flew thirteen hundred and seventy-four feet in a garage-built rocket and was injured when it crashed. He planned to try again in 2016, but his Kickstarter campaign, which aimed to raise a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, netted just two supporters and three hundred and ten dollars. Further attempts were scrubbed—mechanical problems, logistical hurdles, hassles from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Finally, a couple of months ago, he made good. Stuff was leaking, bolts needed tightening, but at around three o’clock, and with no countdown, Hughes blasted off from a portable ramp—attached to a motorhome he’d bought through Craigslist—soared to nearly nineteen hundred feet, and, after a minute or so, parachuted less than gently back to Earth.
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june 2018 by lukasz
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by mattl
>Gravity, too, is just another theory; flat-Earthers believe that objects simply fall. (“ ‘Gravity,’ they love that one,” Marble said, using air quotes. “Grabbity—with two ‘B’s.”)
How can you not believe in gravity? It's successfully explained some many phenomena. The mind reels.
h/t [Gruber](https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/06/11/flat-earther-derpers) @gruber
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june 2018 by ReadingGeorgeFox
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth
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june 2018 by briantrice
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by poploser
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth https://t.co/DJ0nQvIXqB

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june 2018 by greihing
Alan Burdick writes about a growing community of people who reject the notion that the Earth is round.
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june 2018 by hisaac
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by dannystewart
On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. He’d been trying for years, in one way or another. via Pocket
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june 2018 by schmitz
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by x5josh5x
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by svs
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by timwburch
I’m at a lack for words. →
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june 2018 by AlexK
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june 2018 by stinkingpig
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by disnet
On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. He’d been trying for years, in one way or another. via Pocket
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june 2018 by rockbandit
Inside the Growing Flat Earth Movement – Feedbin Starred Entries for toph.allen@gmail.com
Feedbin 
june 2018 by toph
flat earth conference, lots of conspiracy theories, manat the centre of the universe
flat  earth  science  flat_earth  truth  lies  conspiricy  conspiracy  2018  creationism  facts 
june 2018 by danfnz
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by rybesh
- Gruber: In recent years I’ve begun to feel conflicted about the internet. On the one hand, it’s been wonderful in so many ways. I’ve personally built my entire career on the fact that the internet enables me to publish as a one-person operation. But on the other hand, before the internet, kooks were forced to exist on the fringe. There’ve always been flat-earther-types denying science and John Birch Society political fringers, but they had no means to amplify their message or bond into large movements.
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Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by Shurs
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by mccutchen
Alan Burdick, writing for The New Yorker:

The unsettling thing about spending two days at a convention of people who believe that Earth is flat isn’t the possibility that you, too, might come to accept their world view, although I did worry a little about that. Rather, it’s the very real likelihood that, after sitting through hours of presentations on “scientism,” lightning angels, and nasa’s many conspiracies — the moon-landing hoax, the International Fake Station, so-called satellites — and in chatting with I.T. specialists, cops, college students, and fashionably dressed families with young children, all of them unfailingly earnest and lovely, you will come to actually understand why a growing number of people are dead certain that Earth is flat. Because that truth is unnerving.

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Alan Burdick, writing for The New Yorker:

The unsettling thing about spending two days at a convention of people who believe that Earth is flat isn’t the possibility that you, too, might come to accept their world view, although I did worry a little about that. Rather, it’s the very real likelihood that, after sitting through hours of presentations on “scientism,” lightning angels, and nasa’s many conspiracies — the moon-landing hoax, the International Fake Station, so-called satellites — and in chatting with I.T. specialists, cops, college students, and fashionably dressed families with young children, all of them unfailingly earnest and lovely, you will come to actually understand why a growing number of people are dead certain that Earth is flat. Because that truth is unnerving.

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june 2018 by josephschmitt
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by granth
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018 by afortin
I continue to find this community and reporting on it fascinating.
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june 2018 by npdoty
Earth really is flat. We know this because dozens, if not hundreds, of YouTube videos describe the coverup.
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june 2018 by unclespeedo
On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the…
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june 2018 by dylan
Flat Earth Conference
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june 2018 by danbri
i had to stop reading this for fear my brain might bleed out of my ears
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june 2018 by misc