Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

Event
Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 19:30

Venue: The B-Bar, Barbican Theatre

In 2013, when Michael Marshall first interviewed the Vice President of the Flat Earth society for his show "Be Reasonable", people could scarcely believe that anyone could genuinely think the Earth was flat. Six years later, Flat Earth belief has gone mainstream, spawning thousands of hours of YouTube videos, gaining widespread international media coverage, and attracting countless followers. How did we get here?  In this talk, Michael will discuss his experiences of the Flat Earth movement and take a look at the leaders and some of their reasoning.

Michael Marshall is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast.  His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests, going undercover to expose psychics and quack medics, and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman.

This is a Plymouth Skeptics in the Pub event, in conjunction with Plymouth Humanists. Our events are free and open to all, although we do ask for a voluntary contribution to cover speaker's expenses.

 

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