Episode 22: Flat Earth Myth
This week Nate, Dave and Lee discuss the Flat Earth Myth. This week is a lighthearted take-down of the flat earth myth where we discuss planet formation, the concepts behind the flat earth myth, conspiracy theories and the statistics to debunk them, and some visuals of earth from space. We go into details about how 1,000 people knowing a secret would not be able to keep the secret over a designated time period. The paper goes into excruciating detail about how it isn’t possible to keep a conspiracy away from the public (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147905&type=printable). The conversation discusses ancient cultures and how the elites of society didn’t even believe the earth was flat (http://www.iflscience.com/space/why-are-there-still-flat-earthers-around-today/ and http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/flat-wrong-misunderstood-history-flat-earth-theories/). IFL Science did some great write ups that I recommend you reading to debunk your crazy friend’s terrible assumptions of the world.
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