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From the New Yorker: Looking for Life on a Flat Earth
These people and the Non-GMO project folks really need to get together. Together they could spin a theory that global warming is impossible on a flat earth. Or have ‘Flat Earth Certified’ cruise ships that verify their course won’t go dropping off the edge of the planet. Even though there might be a scientific consensus that the earth is round, there are no independent scientific studies on what happens when actual cruise ships travel near the ‘ends’ of the earth. The precautionary principle would require cruise ships to stay closer to the shore until more studies are done. But the cruise companies probably would not be cooperative and conceal any findings or bias studies with funding. Consumers have a ‘right to know.’
I'm being a bit silly and trying to be funny, but the actual article talks about the flat earthers claiming that if the earth were actually round, planes might go barreling off into space if they keep a level flight path. I guess some people pick and choose their science, but the impacts, as we have seen with food labeling laws, can be real.
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