Neil Tyson Tweets About Flat Earth saying it is Fine to Believe So Long as You Don't 'Ascend to the Head of NASA'.
Guess what, the Flat Earth debate is still hot underway! Just yesterday, Astro-Actor Neil Tyson tweets again, this time to no-one and everyone in-particular, basically that it's cool to think the earth is flat so long as you don't work for NASA. Honestly Neil, do you think Flat Earthers are seeking gainful employment with NASA? Even for a smart guy like you, that's a bit far-fetched.
Neil's tweet was followed up by a bit of coverage in the Huffington Post. Meanwhile, Bill Nye, was all the talk on NPR today as the poster boy for a "Science March" which is apparently needed in light of the current ideational climate. NPR also put an article on their website yesterday subheaded with the caption "In a New Anti-Science Era, Bill Nye Saves The World'. It seems the Socio-Political Scientism Engineering Mechanism is well under way. Nye, like Tyson, is actively campaigning specifically against Flat Earthers, such as in this article published just three days ago in which he flippantly "debunks" Flat Earth.
Tyson and Nye have become a one-two punch, a sort of Globe-Propaganda Duo.
The point to underscore here isn't necessarily whether the earth is actually flat or not, the point is to track this huge spike in socio-political bandwidth designated to debunk a relatively easily debunkable claim. If the earth is a globe, could NASA find some way to reallocate a small portion of their recently well-funded Mars expedition, to provide us lowly earthlings with some high resolution photos of various cities of the Southern hemisphere positioned upside down, or side-wise, as the case may be?
This would shut up a vastly growing trend of "anti-intellectualism" which mostly has received its fuel from those whom dove headfirst into debunking it.
*= Neil Tyson attributes the degree of pear-shapeness of the Southern Hemisphere in relation to the Northern Hemisphere as "greater than the distance from the top of Mt. Everest above sea level (29,000 ft ~ 5 Mi.), or in other words, greater than five miles. See how he left his answer open so as to be able to adjust for greater pear-shapedness? This is to allow for an update of the model as Due East-West Circumnavigational Distances at greater and greater Degrees of Southern Latitude become known.