Flat Earth Rising?

Flat Earth Rising?

Featuring: 
Glenn Branch, NCSE Deputy Director
Time: 
7:00pm
TBA
Date: 
September 17, 2019
Location: 

Razzis Pizzeria
8523 Greenwood Ave N.
Seattle WA 98103

When Charles K. Johnson, the president of the International Flat Earth Research Society, died in 2001, he seemed at the time to be the last apostle of his unusual creed. Eighteen years on, however, the flat earth is alive and well, especially on line. In his talk, Glenn Branch will sketch the history of the flat-earth movement, from its source in the ancient Near East through its coalescence in Victorian Britain to its modern rebirth on the Internet. Highlights include the identification of the author of the 1819 pamphlet that inspired the founder of the flat-earth movement and a critical discussion of recent public opinion polls on the shape of the earth.

Hosted by the Seattle Skeptics and Science Enthusiasts Meetup Group; please RSVP on-line.