Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to Send a 'High-Ranking Flat Earther' to Space
Will a trip to space be enough to convince flat earthers?
Science & Tech
Flat earthers are people that continue to believe that the Earth is flat despite all the evidence to the opposite. Their beliefs and actions range from the harmless, such as creating blogs, to the dangerous, such as "Mad Mike” Hughes' dangerous and ultimately deadly mission to prove the world is actually a flat disc by riding his own home-made rocket.
Now, someone has decided to do something about these individual's false beliefs. Marc Gauld, a man from Bucksburn, Scotland has created a GoFundMe campaign that aims to send a flat earther to space. The point is for that individual to see first hand that the Earth is indeed a globe.
"This campaign is to prove to flat earthers once and for all that the earth is round! It currently takes $250,000 to secure a seat on a Virgin Galactic flight to enter the earth's orbit," reads Gauld's campaign. "If flat earthers truly want to prove flat earth then I would expect most donations to come from the flat earther community."