Does a Flat Earther react to world events differently to other people? When you think the world is flat, then you think that the mainstream view of the world is very wrong. Does this carry over to other topics?

I interview a Flat Earther who thinks she has good arguments for the Earth not being a spinning ball in space. She has some questions about Coronavirus but feels a little unable to get them answered, for a variety of reasons.

 

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2 comments on “Episode 42 – Flat Earth and Coronavirus

  1. Enjoyable episode, though a bit more confrontational than usual! I work in sensors so really identified with the start of the episode. The whole field of sensors exists to give us eyes into things our own senses can’t perceive. I think the only measurable effect from pole to equator is an increased centripetal acceleration, which would result in a 0.3% change in your weight. So 0.3 lbs for a 100 lb person. That’s around the resolution of a bathroom scale, which we use to check our weight because we can’t perceive our own weight to even a pound or two.

    Also, found it interesting that your guest seemed to be equating decisions made by the government and independent hospitals as the responsibility of the media! She seemed worried about freedom to speak as if the media are the ones stopping that?

  2. Basten May 14, 2020

    I listened to the flat earth coronavirus episode this morning. Well, about half of it. The woman you spoke to didn’t say one proper sentence that made any kind of sense. Actually,she didn’t say one proper sentence. If she is representative of the flat earth “community” they are in a bad way and really need some coaching in thinking critically and English expression. Your forbearance in the face of her bottomless ignorance is to be admired.