In this episode of Life’s Little Mysteries, we’ll explore an idea that originated thousands of years ago, and despite plenty of scientific evidence to the contrary, it mysteriously persists today — the notion that the world is flat.
What proof do we have that tells us the Earth is round? How do Flat-Earthers explain lunar eclipses and equinoxes, and why we don’t fall off the planet? What would happen if the Earth really flat? Listen to Life’s Little Mysteries 9: Mysterious Flat-Earthers, to find out!
We’ll also hear about the late “Mad” Mike Hughes and his attempts to self-launch a rocket to see Earth’s curve, and a psychology professor explains the factors that shape persistent belief in a flat Earth (and in other conspiracy theories).
Co-hosts: Jeanna Bryner and Mindy Weisberger
Guests: Jan-Willem van Prooijen, Associate Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology at Vrije University, Amsterdam; Brandon Specktor, senior writer at Live Science
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