Brian Hickey, a staff writer for the Philly Voice, reached out to Spiritual North, for a comment on the upcoming eclipse.
On August 17th, 2017, Hickey published an article which has been a continuation of his thread of covering Flat Earth related topics, since back when he initially covered the Research Flat Earth Billboard in Philadelphia. Since then, he wrote this, this and this as follow up articles. The last of which impressively covered how a Flat Earth group in Indonesia turned down an offer of $50,000 to advertise for a documentary about NASA astronaut Linda Godwin, entitled 250 Miles Up.
Well this is the best article to date, and it covers and in depth pro and con perspective from both sides of the argument. Within this spectrum, Spiritual North was heavily quoted from, and had perhaps the longest pro-flat earth comment published in the article. Here's the quote that went out in the Philly Voice today:
Perhaps one of the strongest components to the article that Brian Hickey has crafted, is that he appropriately identifies pro-flat earthers and skeptics at the onset of their quote. One of the difficulties of this research going into it is figuring out who believes what and why, and this article goes a long way in making that public for everyone to see.
Consider shooting Brian Hickey an email to congratulate him on being an objective journalist (and one of the first - if not the first - in the Flat Earth arena) firstname.lastname@example.org or perhaps give him a follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/brianphickey.
Alexis Kleinman Drafts an Unbiased Flat Earth Article, which Comes Across as Well-Written and Thoughtful
Props to any journalist with the cajones to write a real article about Flat Earth.
Got to hand it to Forbes. Way to cash in on that Flat Earth SEO. You title an article with the notion that an eclipse will disprove flat earth, then you proceed to not discuss flat earth once, or how an eclipse can disprove it. Solid reporting.
On August 12th, 2017 Brad Auerbach publishes an article on Forbes.com alleging an eclipse disproves Flat Earth and then goes on to mention zero reasons why. In fact the only reference to Flat Earth in the article is a "a wacky friend from high school who has inexplicably become a Flat Earther." He offers no information about how an eclipse is disproving flat earth or proving the spherical model. Real straight-shooter, this one.
In this rare scenario, late Astronomer Carl Sagan "endorses" 'Flatlandia'!
Spiritual North is making each chapter in his recent book, 'Flatlandia' available for free on YouTube, with one video per chapter.
In case $7.99 is a little tough on the wallet, SN has opted to give away all the content of 'Flatlandia' in the name of freedom of information and dissemination of the brand. Although, you'll have to be patient as I get them out one by one. If you just can't wait and do opt to purchase a copy of the book, you'll be happy to know it includes over 200 hyperlinks of research and investigation.
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Denver Post recently did an article on Flat Earth. In particular, about the meetups that are happening in the Colorado area.
The Post article ran with this headline, "These Coloradans say Earth is flat. And gravity's a hoax. Now they're being persecuted."
The article mentions Globebusters, Flat Earth Conference, ODD Reality and the Ice Wall Theory... Articles about Flat Earth in the mainstream that don't somnabulistically point to the The Flat Earth Society (a known controlled opposition group) are becoming more and more common. Also recently, Vice magazine ran 10 Questions for a Flat Earth featuring Nathan Oakley, which is another legit journalism endeavor. Flat Earth has revamped the SEO and will continue to become more and more popular with respect to being given due consideration.
A follow up article appeared a few days after, also in the Denver Post, entitled, "I'm a skeptic and I love the Flat Earth movement."
Are robot space aliens hiding in your Cheerios? Can you rent a car to drive to the edge of the earth? Since when are Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Katy Perry besties? Was it Michio Kaku that produced the new Aliens movie? Spiritual North answers these types of questions in a collection of essays investigating the shape of our earth. 'Flatlandia' is not only a socio-cultural and epistemological inquiry, but also an interactive hyper-media with over 200 embedded links of reference and research for further exploration.
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FEPE has achieved Urban Dictionary Status as of quite recently. FEPE stands for Flat Earth People Everywhere.
There are Fepe.
Washington Post Reports, "No, NASA not hiding kidnapped children on Mars"
NASA hilariously and creepily announced there are, "no kidnapped children on Mars." This is mainstream news, according to the Washington Post. Essentially what's going on here is this is a "debunk" of a planted narrative, in other words, it's an oppositional article to a fiction.
Turns out the "moon rock" given to the Dutch Prime Minister by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is in fact just petrified wood.
The Fake Moon Rock, housed at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, and which has been observed under false pretenses by "tens of thousands" of visitors every day, according to Telegraph.uk, is in fact a "Fugazi!"
According to ABC.com, "The discovery of a fake moon rock in the Netherlands' national museum should be a wake-up call for more than 130 countries that received gifts of lunar rubble from both the Apollo 11 flight in 1969 and Apollo 17 three years later."
There is a deep irony in my being able to reference Donny Brasco, a film where Johnny Depp plays Don the Jeweler, who becomes a "fake mobster" saying, "Why don't you go home and give it to your wife or something. What I'm saying is, give it to someone who doesn't know any better because that's a fugazi."
Meanwhile Mr. Aldrin and Mr. Armstrong remain "fake astronauts", and as more and more proof floods in, will be seen as the pawns they are, in a larger scheme. Of course it hurts to hear something is a fake. That's don't make it real, so why don't you take your moon rocks NASA and go home and give it to your wives or something?
"It's a nondescript, pretty-much-worthless stone," said Frank Beunk, a geologist involved in the investigation.
“But the point is you tried to express your views and were prevented by a violent mob. So if you were an anarchist or a scientologist, or a Flat Earth activist, it wouldn’t matter, you weren’t allowed to exercise your first amendment rights and that’s shocking.”
This is the kind of thing that happens when you upload great FE content.
New fences in Flat Earth Fencing, atleast a "team of highly trained monnkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation." I'd prefer "highly trained humans" as we don't come from monkeys, and Monkeys cannot write War and Peace.
A thoughtful article on the Scientific Regression published in May of 2016, deliberately calls out Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye as "the worst enemies of Science's actual practice."
William A. Wilson published this article on FirstThings.com, in which he lays out the inherent flaws to confirmation bias, the desire to publish science which correlates with results, and the inherent fraudulent characteristics this engenders.
"Older scientists contribute to the propagation of scientific fields in ways that go beyond educating and mentoring a new generation. In many fields, it’s common for an established and respected researcher to serve as “senior author” on a bright young star’s first few publications, lending his prestige and credibility to the result, and signaling to reviewers that he stands behind it. In the natural sciences and medicine, senior scientists are frequently the controllers of laboratory resources—which these days include not just scientific instruments, but dedicated staffs of grant proposal writers and regulatory compliance experts—without which a young scientist has no hope of accomplishing significant research. Older scientists control access to scientific prestige by serving on the editorial boards of major journals and on university tenure-review committees. Finally, the government bodies that award the vast majority of scientific funding are either staffed or advised by distinguished practitioners in the field."
"The hagiographies of science are full of paeans to the self-correcting, self-healing nature of the enterprise. But if raw results are so often false, the filtering mechanisms so ineffective, and the self-correcting mechanisms so compromised and slow, then science’s approach to truth may not even be monotonic. That is, past theories, now “refuted” by evidence and replaced with new approaches, may be closer to the truth than what we think now."
Wilson points out that the two most prominent findings in recent years with respect to hard scientific studies, ,have both been recanted.
"Two of the most vaunted physics results of the past few years—the announced discovery of both cosmic inflation and gravitational waves at the BICEP2 experiment in Antarctica, and the supposed discovery of superluminal neutrinos at the Swiss-Italian border--have now been retracted, with far less fanfare than when they were first published."
Finally, Williams aims his critique at the Cult of Science, likens it to a religion, and pinpoints both Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye as popularizers whom have conducted little to no research on their own.
"If science was unprepared for the influx of careerists, it was even less prepared for the blossoming of the Cult of Science. The Cult is related to the phenomenon described as “scientism”; both have a tendency to treat the body of scientific knowledge as a holy book or an a-religious revelation that offers simple and decisive resolutions to deep questions. But it adds to this a pinch of glib frivolity and a dash of unembarrassed ignorance. Its rhetorical tics include a forced enthusiasm (a search on Twitter for the hashtag “#sciencedancing” speaks volumes) and a penchant for profanity. Here in Silicon Valley, one can scarcely go a day without seeing a t-shirt reading “Science: It works, b—es!” The hero of the recent popular movie The Martian boasts that he will “science the sh— out of” a situation. One of the largest groups on Facebook is titled “I f—ing love Science!” (a name which, combined with the group’s penchant for posting scarcely any actual scientific material but a lot of pictures of natural phenomena, has prompted more than one actual scientist of my acquaintance to mutter under her breath, “What you truly love is pictures”). Some of the Cult’s leaders like to play dress-up as scientists—Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson are two particularly prominent examples— but hardly any of them have contributed any research results of note. Rather, Cult leadership trends heavily in the direction of educators, popularizers, and journalists."
"When cultural trends attempt to render science a sort of religion-less clericalism, scientists are apt to forget that they are made of the same crooked timber as the rest of humanity and will necessarily imperil the work that they do. The greatest friends of the Cult of Science are the worst enemies of science’s actual practice."
William A. Wilson is a software engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Spiritual North sent an email to the journalist whom covered the 'Research Flat Earth' Billboard, and PhillyVoice.com opted to Publish it.
The article covers pro and con opinion about Flat Earth, and points out that, "open discussion is a good thing!" Thank you Brian Hickey, and BTW, the earth could be round and flat, I think what you mean to say is you believe it is a sphere... or do you?
'Stationary Palace' by Spiritual North.
KFC launches the new #SPACESANDWICH, a deliberate "Fake Space" Astronot form of programming with homage to NASA.
Row Lowe stars as, 'Colonial Sanders', in the new KFC-NASA Collaboration, presenting the "Space Chicken Sandwich" commercial, full of Dome symbolism and Space Propaganda. Check out a snippet of the commercial here.
KFC is now sending a Chicken Sandwich to Space, so they can join the Masonic initiated actors club who pretends to have gone there.
Note the KFC logo is a deliberate homage to NASA, and the dome symbolism on the screen.
KFC Space Station Headquarters. Note the maps of the world on the screens.
KFC-NASA Space Chicken Sandwich Dome Symbolism, raises questions as to the intentions of KFC.
Research Flat Earth Billboard gets Local News Coverage, demonstrating for less than a Grand Flat Earth Marketing Coordinators have Mainlined into the System.
The Flat Earth Guerrilla Marketing campaign is well underway, as the less than $1,000 investment in a 'Research Flat Earth' billboard has now earned CBS Philly News' attention, thereby multiplying the value of each dollar spent on the Billboard and indicating unilaterally Flat Earther's make prudent Marketing Decisions.
Who is FEPE? The Rookery (2 A.G.) #FEPE #FAF #2AG
Flat Earth People Everywhere, aka FEPE, are known as The Rookery in 2 A.G. (After Globe). Here's 29 things you didn't know about Penguins, published on Discover The World.
Flat Earth Billboard GoFund Me Funded, Goes up off I 76 W!
The Billboard will go up at 1600 S. Warfield St. I 76 (W), it is a digital billboard, funded on GoFundMe in a matter of a couple of hours. It will go up Wednesday June 7th, at 20ft X 60 ft. in size. "The advertisement will be played 9,450 times and be viewed 338,900 times, costing $2.46 per thousand views."
Excerpt from the Digital Advertisement's website, "Schuylkill Expwy @ Warfield Ave Your message here commands a view of traffic traveling to Philadelphia International Airport, the South Philadelphia Sports Complexes and the Walt Whitman Bridge, from New Jersey, South Philadelphia & Southwest Philadelphia. Traffic originates from Center City, the prestigious University of Pennsylvania & Drexel University Campuses as well as Amtrak’s 30th Street Station"
Kyrie Irving scored 21 points in the 3rd quarter leading the CAVS to 112-99 victory in game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Flat Earther Kyrie Irving shows everyone where the levels at. Celticsblog.com writes, "Kyrie demonstrated the type of performance that could only happen on a flat earth."
Kyrie Irving, despite twisting his ankle, went on to have one of the most impressive third quarters in NBA history. Irving led the cavs to a victory in a game four of the Eastern Conference Finals.
As usual, Kyrie Irving remains calm and humble, focusing on how he and his team can improve, while casually shrugging off his abnormally 'in-the-flow' game.
Oh my God Kyrie Irving is so dope watch him shred like you've never been to the moon.
Life Noggin releases video, 'This is How We Know The Earth Is Flat' in the wake of D. Marble taking his Spirit Level on an Airplane
Broadcasting to more than 1.3 Million subscribers, Life Noggin has hopped on the Flat Earth Debunk Train. Their recent video, made in response to D. Marble's Spirit Level Experiment (Flat Earthers toss him a like, he got a lotta hate for it), and has a sum total half a million views, about the same as D. Marble's video. We're gonna walk through the points Life Noggin made one by one, and see what's what. Here goes:
"Right now you're probably watching this video from somewhere on Earth. That big round beautiful planet humans call home. But how do you know the earth is round?"
FIRST REBUTTAL: FLAT EARTHERS DO NOT CLAIM THE EARTH IS NOT ROUND. THEY CLAIM THE EARTH IS NOT A SPHERE AT THE SIZE WE HAVE BEEN TOLD, AND EITHER IT'S A BIGGER SPHERE OR IT'S LEVEL AS IT APPEARS TO BE (WITHSTANDING MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS). THIS IS A KEY LANGUAGE ISSUE AS THE EARTH COULD BE ROUND AND FLAT, LIKE DINNER PLATES, FRISBEES, LAKES, AND MANY OTHER THINGS.
"But how do we know the earth is round? Your senses would tell you the earth is flat.
This is true. Our senses indicate a flat and stationary earth.
Netflix recently released 'Enemy of the State', starring Will Smith, bringing the notion of 'Big Brother' and His Band of Satellites to Fore
With Netflix recent acquisition of Enemy of the State, it provided an opportunity to look back on the way advanced technology was presented in a movie released almost twenty years ago, on November 20th, 1998. The Hollywood plot, forecasts a corrupt politician looking to acquire greater surveillance technology and funding for said technology, whom has a key oppositional politician killed, but is caught on tape by a camera designed for watching bird migration by Jason Lee, whom gives it to Will Smith, who inherently becomes the "enemy of the state".
Perhaps what's most interesting in re-watching this classic, is both the believability of the plot line: dirty inside work to pass surveillance leniency (this mind you preceded George Bush, 9/11 and the passing of Patriot Acts I&II), but also the uncanny and clear satellite CGI made back then, which is almost as good as the stuff you see streaming today from ISS. The only difference is, in the photo from the ISS, the horizon appears to have been photoshopped to add curvature.
Something they didn't both to do back in 1998.
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