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  • Flat Earth Update: Mad Mike Hughes Rocket Launch

    02/06/2018 9:02:24 AM PST · by 1_Inch_Group · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | MGTV History
    Mad Mike Hughes CANCELLATION of Rocket Launch Statement. Flat Earth Update 02/04/2018 | "Actually, it was the actuator" - Michael J Hughes. Mike explains why the rocket launch failed. Has Mike just run out of steam? "I'm a 61 year old man. I'm tired" Mike quoted as saying upon exiting
  • 8 Times Flat-Earthers Tried to Challenge Science (and Failed) in 2017

    01/03/2018 11:19:08 AM PST · by Simon Green · 20 replies ^ | 12/21/17 | Stephanie Pappas
    In the stew of false information and conspiracy theories that swirls online, perhaps no idea is as flummoxing as the belief in a flat Earth. Flat-Earthers believe that the Earth is a flat disc ringed by an ice wall. All those elegant models of a round Earth that perfectly explain seasons, eclipses, sunrises and sunsets? Lies and cover-ups, they say. Pictures of the round Earth from space? Government conspiracies. The fact that you can see ships disappearing hull-first over the curve of the horizon with your own eyes? Well, flat-Earthers claim to see something different. It's been a big publicity...
  • Interest in the ‘Flat Earth’ conspiracy theory is skyrocketing

    12/15/2017 12:30:37 PM PST · by Gamecock · 63 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 13, 2017 | Patrick Knox
    Support for the Flat Earth movement has been exploding in popularity, with millions believing NASA is trying to dupe us about the shape of our planet. Google Trends data reveals searches for “flat earth” in the past two years have tripled, with a 90 percent surge in interest in the cranky conspiracy theory. High-profile celebrity endorsements have helped grow a community of people who reject “globehead” thinking and insist that the world is in fact flat. Those coming out about their belief include NBA player Kyrie Irving, who said in a podcast that he believed the Earth is not the...
  • A ‘Self-Taught Rocket Scientist’ Is Planning to Launch Prove the Earth Is Flat

    11/25/2017 8:11:55 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 76 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 25 Nov, 2017 | Andrew Kerr
    A California man’s quest to prove the Earth is flat will begin sometime next week when he plans to launch himself 1,800 feet in the air in a homemade scrap-metal rocket. “Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver who describes himself as a “self taught-rocket scientist,” has spent the past few years constructing a homemade rocket from scrap parts. His ultimate goal is to fly 10 miles above ground to prove the Earth is flat and disk-shaped. Hughes has invested $20,000 into constructing the rocket, which he hopes will travel at roughly 500 mph. Hughes’ initial plan was to launch...
  • ‘Flat Earth’ Message Apparently Behind Hillside Graffiti

    02/15/2017 4:28:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    The words “Google Flat Earth” were found carved into Mount Rubidoux this week in letters that were approximately ten feet tall and visible from the air. An aerial photo posted to social media by the Riverside Police Department’s air support unit showed only the “Google” portion of the message was still discernible as of Feb. 4. While the Riverside Parks Department brought in crews from a CAL FIRE camp in Norco to re-seed the area so the grass can grow and cover up the letters, a man believed to be behind the message reportedly encountered a city employee at the...
  • ICR and AIG Refute BioLogos Old-Earth Argument

    12/15/2016 8:40:19 AM PST · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 12-15-16 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    ICR and AIG Refute BioLogos Old-Earth Argument by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * In 2010, the BioLogos Foundation published an article titled Christian Geologists on Noah's Flood: Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology.1 It was authored by old-Earth geologists Drs. Gregg Davidson and Ken Wolgemuth. Scientists from both ICR (The Institute for Creation Research) and AIG (Answers in Genesis) recently refuted the strongest of these arguments from their article. The BioLogos Foundation is an organization that promotes what it calls "evolutionary creation."2,3 It goes further than other old-Earth "Christianity and science" organizations (such as Reasons to Believe) in that it...
  • Heated dispute over Earth's shape leads to fire in Brockville

    06/15/2016 7:14:20 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 53 replies
    CFRA Ottawa ^ | Alison Sandor
    Brockville Police say a heated discussion about the shape of the Earth led to the fire department being called in. Police say they were called to St. Lawrence Park around 10:30 Monday, after a family had been involved in a full fledged argument. Apparently a woman was insisting the earth was flat and her boyfriend's father was arguing it is round. Police say the 56-year-old man became so angry he started to throw things into their camp fire, including a propane cylinder. Brockville Fire was called in to put out the blaze and at some point the man left the...
  • A Quote From A Climate Expert Liberals Wouldn't Want You Global Warming "Flat Earthers" To See

    06/27/2013 12:55:49 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 34 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-27-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama Mocks Skeptics Of Climate Change As "Flat-Earth Society"

    06/25/2013 5:43:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, saying he lacked "patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real."
  • EPA Scientists Receive Presidential Honor

    07/24/2012 11:38:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    yosemite.epa ^ | 07/23/2012 | News Releases from Headquarters
    Two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists were named as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award, is being given to EPA’s Dr. Mehdi Hazai and Mr. Adam Eisele, (and 96 others) as the highest (0nly) honor in the early stages of "independent" research. "Early" EPA Career Mr. Eisele developed and used air sampling to identify and characterize local sources of air pollution in (1 to 2 mile high community elevations). His research is being used to identify community health risks due to... oil and gas production sources. "Early" Career Dr. (EPA...
  • New Chromosome Research Undermines Human-Chimp Similarity Claims

    08/05/2010 1:51:06 PM PDT · by lasereye · 76 replies
    Institution for Creation Research ^ | Apr 1, 2010 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D., & Brian Thomas, M.S.
    A recent high-profile article in the journal Nature released the results of a study with implications that shocked the scientific community because they contradict long-held claims of human-chimp DNA similarity.1 A previous Acts & Facts article showed that much of the research surrounding the often touted claims of 98 percent (or higher) DNA similarity between chimps and humans has been based on flawed and biased research.2 The problem is that the similarity has been uncertain because no one has performed an unbiased and comprehensive DNA similarity study until now. And the results are not good news for the story of...
  • In Full Campaign Mode, Obama Calls Out GOP as “Flat Earthers”

    03/16/2012 4:34:11 PM PDT · by · 17 replies
    Main Street Radical ^ | 3/16/2012 | James Devere
    President Obama in full campaign mode today called out “Flat Earth” Republicans for not having vision. He referenced an advisor to Henry Ford who said, the automobile is a fad and the horse is here to stay. Again, Obama uses campaign rhetoric to show is incompetence in all matters economic. The example Obama uses to point out the folly of the GOP is such a glaring example of everything wrong with the current administration’s view of that which drives a successful economic engine. Take the example of the car and horse; the late 19th century saw cities plagued by a...
  • The evolution of the flat-Earthers

    12/09/2009 3:55:58 PM PST · by xcamel · 16 replies · 739+ views
    The Idaho Mountain Express ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | DICK DORWORTH
    "As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities." —Voltaire "Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true." —Demosthenes A long, long, long time ago, many people believed the Earth was flat, but for more than the last 2,000 years few educated people have subscribed to this delusion. The story (included in some textbooks used in American schools) that Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage was the first proof that the Earth is round and not flat is deceitful historical revisionism, nothing more. For (literally) thousands of years, people...
  • UK: Brown rejects 'flat-earth' climate sceptics

    12/04/2009 7:39:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 729+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – World leaders heading to UN climate talks next week must not be distracted by "flat-earth" sceptics who deny humans are to blame for global warming, Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned Saturday. "With only days to go before Copenhagen, we mustn't be distracted by the behind-the-times, anti-science, flat-earth climate sceptics," Brown told The Guardian newspaper ahead of the landmark UN summit in the Danish capital. "We know the science. We know what we must do. We must now act and close the five-billion-tonne gap. That will seal the deal." Government advisor Nicholas Stern estimated that 10 billion tonnes...
  • Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas

    03/30/2009 12:58:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 198 replies · 1,959+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | March 29, 2009 | Bruce Chapman
    Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas The New York Times got the preview story wrong, and the Washington Post editorial writer probably was too rushed to question the charges of "creationism" coming from the National Center for Science Education, the Darwin-only lobby. So this week's important decisions by the Texas Board of Education (TBOE) on how to teach evolution were predicated in the media by the big question of whether teachers should provide both "strengths and weaknesses" of Darwin's theory. Those words might sound benign, readers were told, but they really are "code words" (take the press' word for it) for...
  • Marc Faber: " U.S. will default on debt or enter hyperinflation "

    02/15/2009 7:10:51 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 72 replies · 3,909+ views
    youtube/Peter Schiff Videos ^ | February 06, 2009 | sickoflibs/CNBC
    “In the US we have a new economic school called the Zimbabwe school. And it’s founded by one of the great leaders of this world, Robert Mugabe who managed to totally impoverish his own country and that is the monetary policy the US is pursuing. If something goes wrong, print, if it doesn’t get fixed print more, if things get even worse print even more.” “Looking at government debt and debt in general the only way they will not default physically on the debt is to inflate…. I don’t see how the federal reserve will ever again increase interest rates...
  • Relativity of Wrong

    05/01/2007 1:08:37 PM PDT · by compete0Rlose · 90 replies · 2,457+ views
    Asimov ^ | Fall 1989 | Isaac Asimov
    My answer to him was, "John, when people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."
  • ADL Blasts Christian Supremacist TV Special & Book Blaming Darwin For Hitler

    08/22/2006 2:04:20 PM PDT · by js1138 · 863 replies · 11,586+ views
    The Anti-Defamation League ^ | August 22, 2006 | The Anti-Defamation League
    ADL Blasts Christian Supremacist TV Special & Book Blaming Darwin For Hitler New York, NY, August 22, 2006 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today blasted a television documentary produced by Christian broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Ministries that attempts to link Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to Adolf Hitler and the atrocities of the Holocaust. ADL also denounced Coral Ridge Ministries for misleading Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute for the NIH, and wrongfully using him as part of its twisted documentary, "Darwin's Deadly Legacy." After being contacted by the ADL about...
  • Controversial teacher keeps job

    03/10/2006 7:42:57 PM PST · by randita · 45 replies · 1,194+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 3/10/06 | Jennifer Brown, Allison Sherry and Annette Espinoza
    Article Launched: 3/10/2006 01:43 PM Controversial teacher keeps job By A Cherry Creek social studies teacher will not lose his job, after a student went public with a tape recording of controversial comments the teacher had made in class. Superintendent Monte C. Moses said Jay Bennish will be reinstated to his job at Overland High School, and will be teaching on Monday. At a news conference this afternoon, Moses said Bennish doesn't deserve to be praised, nor does he deserve to be fired. "Jay Bennish has promise as a teacher, but his practice and deportment need growth and refinement,"...
  • Mohler on MSNBC: Evolution an intellectual pacifier

    12/22/2004 10:31:50 AM PST · by Heartlander · 197 replies · 2,332+ views
    BPNews ^ | Dec 17, 2004 | Jeff Robinson
    Mohler on MSNBC: Evolution an intellectual pacifier By Jeff Robinson Dec 17, 2004 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The theory of evolution has become an intellectual pacifier for the secular left in America, and the desire of a Pennsylvania school system to teach Intelligent Design is a signal that parents are fed up with standard liberal teaching on the origins of humanity, R. Albert Mohler Jr. told viewers of MSNBC's "Scarborough Country," Thursday night. Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said parents of children who attend America's public schools have become wise to the secular left's agenda in teaching Darwin's theory of...