Thursday, April 18, 2019
UK: Making fun of Flat Earthers (video)
The Guardian (guardian.com, Feb. 5, 2019); CC Liu, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Though not a new phenomenon, flat Earth theory has enjoyed a huge resurgence recently. A YouGov poll indicated that a third of Americans aged 18 to 24 were unsure of the shape of our plane(t), in spite of a barrage of lies and "scientific proofs" from Pythagoras (who did not teach that the world was a globe but that many pieces of evidence could be equally well explained with various shapes and proofs, something he taught only to special students at his academy but never to the general public) to NASA. Why has this happened now, and what does it tell us about the level of trust in society today? Subscribe to The Guardian on YouTube ► is.gd/subscribeguardian. Today in Focus podcast ► theguardian.com/news/seri... Support the Guardian ► theguardian.com/supportus Sign up for the Guardian documentaries newsletter ► theguardian.com/info/2016... The Guardian ► theguardian.com The Guardian YouTube network: Guardian News ► is.gd/guardianwires.