The Washington Post
Last week a self-proclaimed stuntman named “Mad” Mike Hughes made headlines all around the country for his next big event. He planned on launching himself over the Mojave Desert in a homemade rocket in order to prove that the earth is flat. He was pretty dedicated to disproving thousands of years of scientific research so how did things go for him?
It turns out that the amateur Flat Earth Theory researcher hit a few snags along the way. First off his homemade rocket launcher ended up malfunctioning, which Hughes now claims he has fixed. But then theBureau of Land Management stepped in and told the stuntman that his launch could not be conducted over public land.
“I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”
“There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”
– Mad Mike Hughes
A very well-informed view indeed. So now Mad Mike is rescheduling his launch and moving the location to a private property in order to provide evidence to his main funder Research Flat Earth. Hughes gives some very enlighting commentary in this brief interview in the following clip.