Flat Earthers and the Internet

Another wonderful summary of a few recent posts and thoughts by Jason Kottke

Another way to put this is that all the people who bought those News of the World-style magazines from the grocery checkout — UFO sightings! Elvis lives! NASA faked the Moon landing! new treatment lets you live 200 years! etc.! — were able to find each other, organize, and mobilize because of the internet. And then they decided to elect one of themselves President.

The amazing thing is, it’s getting to feel so normal, almost to the point where people who base their lives and their beleifs around rationality and science are the madmen.

Thankfully, it’s only “almost” and not “now”.

#science #america #internet #culture