Jun
25
2013

Actually: the Flat Earth Society is on *your* side, Barack Obama.

In his heart, Barack knows it’s flat.

Doesn’t the President have anybody who can check this sort of thing for him?

In his big speech on climate change today, President Obama mocked Republicans who deny the existence of man-made global warming by derisively referring to them as members of “the Flat Earth Society.”

[snip of a political science major opining on a scientific controversy which is is amassing an impressive amount of corruption allegations on one side]

As it turns out, there is a real Flat Earth Society and its president thinks that anthropogenic climate change is real.

But the real story here is this: Salon felt the urge to note that Barack Obama got something wrong.  More fascinatingly, they actually published it.  The bloom is, as they say, off of the rose.

Moe Lane

PS: I assumed that the speech was tripe, and I’d get more out of doing one of those stupid infuriating no-do-not-run-TOWARD-the-aliens-that-want-to-zombify-you-oh-you-just-ran-towards-it XCOM: Enemy Unknown civilian rescue scenarios.  Did I miss anything?

PPS: Seriously, the joke falls, um, flat if your own side points out how it’s wrong.  God help me for saying this – and God help all of us for it being true – but, maybe Obama should just let Joe Biden do all the public announcements from now on? Less likely for little oopsies like this one to occur.

1 Comment

  • sicsemperstolidissimum says:

    AWG fits in well with both young earth creationism and flat earthism. If the stability of the dynamic equilibrium is weak enough that the system is easily perturbed, it becomes more plausible that it hasn’t happened already if the Earth is significantly younger, like centuries old. If one grants that the Earth is flat, there is no sense getting hung up on minutia of defining the system, measurements to be taken, measurement error, statistical significance and so forth.

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