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FE History
« on: February 23, 2018, 12:05:12 AM »
‘Plane Truth: A History of the Flat Earth Movement’
By Robert Schadewald

https://www.cantab.net/users/michael.behrend/ebooks/PlaneTruth/pages/index.html

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Re: FE History
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 12:28:17 AM »
From the January 2018 Salem, Oregon meetup:



At a glance, I notice only two factual errors. Firstly, Robert Schadewald passed away in 2000 and Charles Johnson in 2001 - not vice versa as I erroneously stated in the video. Secondly, Raa (not Ram) is the name of the Muslim gentleman who had a flat earth book published in 2013.

Finally, I concur with the YouTube comment that the content is good, but painful to watch. Indeed, in an email to Mark Sargent before he posted it, I made exactly the same criticism about my own speech, and it’s because although I know the material, I did the speech completely off the cuff with no preparation whatsoever. In organising and promoting this meetup at a swank hotel with complimentary drinks, etc (outside of regular work), I totally ran out of time. Mark Sargent simply replied “Don’t over think it. It’s a good video.”