Category: Flat Earth

For Schools: Teaching students that the world is flat… in the name of science

Our Project Director Michael Marshall has been visiting schools with an unusual mission: to highlight proofs that the Earth is actually flat, and to encourage students to question the shape of their world. In his talk, Marshall runs through the ten most common and persuasive arguments that the world is not a spinning ball, pointing …

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Teaching students that the world is flat… in the name of science

Recently, our Project Director Michael Marshall visited King Alfred’s Academy in Oxfordshire on an unusual mission: to highlight proofs that the Earth is actually flat, and to encourage students to question the shape of their world. In front of a packed audience of King Alfred’s Academy students, Marshall ran through the ten most common and …

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Journey to the edge of the earth! It’s as crazy as it sounds, an expedition by the Flat Earth Society to prove the world ISN’T round (Daily Mail)

For most people, a trip to Antarctica would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a chance to see one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet. But early next year, there could be a journey to the bottom of the Earth with a very different purpose. Its mission could not be more startling: to prove the …

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Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

Over the past few years, I’ve given almost 100 free talks to skeptics in the pub groups, humanists, students, conferences, degree courses and comedy festivals – including my talks: Adventures in pseudoscience – a fun journey through almost a decade of my skeptical activism and investigations Diluting NHS Homeopathy until it’s just a memory – a …

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Why We Should Listen to Flat Earth Believers (Even Though They’re Completely Wrong)

It’s easy to attribute the recent resurgence in belief that the world is flat to stupidity or gullibility – indeed, physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson writes Flat Earthers off as proof that the educational system has failed. But while it might rightly be labelled ridiculous, belief in the Flat Earth does not exist in a vacuum. People …

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The universe is an egg and the moon isn’t real: notes from a Flat Earth conference (The Guardian)

Michael Marshall attended the UK’s annual gathering of people who share the unshakeable belief that the Earth is flat.