Sunday Discussion Stuff

Sunday Discussion: The Flat Earth Movement: People Who Ignore Science


This is so weird and nuts, the Earth is round everybody!  Science has proved this over and over again.  We see pictures of a round Earth from space!  So, it’s not hard to believe that there are some people who believe that the Earth is flat.  They are called The Flat Earth Movement, and CBS Sunday Morning interviewed some of these people.

Flat-Earthers will tell you that not only is the Earth shaped like a Frisbee, but also that Man has never gone to the Moon, that footage of floating astronauts is faked, and the sun is tiny, hovering above our disk-shaped planet. It’s a sign of a lack of faith in science, by people who only choose to believe what they can see for themselves. Correspondent Brook Silva-Braga talks with YouTube host Patricia Steere (who thinks NASA is part of a conspiracy); Thomas Nichols, author of “The Death of Expertise” (who talks about a reverse-snobbery expressed against the well-educated); and Flat Earther “Mad Mike” Hughes (who ascended 1,800 feet in a self-built rocket to see if the Earth actually curves.