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Understanding the Flat Earth Movement

Understanding the Flat Earth Movement from a Bundle of Popular Conspiracy Theories and Science Skepticism

by Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes, Ph.D.

World beyond the Ice Wall

World beyond the Ice Wall

Part 1 (out of 4)

  1. Objectives and Theory Tautologies and Abductions Creative Critical Reflexivity Epistemological Resonance & Harmonics Concordance / Discordance Growth and Transformation Epistemological Transformations
  2. Flat Earth Popular Interest compared with Anthropology’s
  3. Methodology
  4. Ethnographic Ethics
  5. Emotional Attacks, Hate Speech and Marginalization
  6. Research Participants
  7. Prejudice Based Socioeconomic Risks
  8. Controlled Opposition

Part 2 (out of 4)

  1. History of Anthropology and Alternative Cosmologies: Hugh Brody; Bruce Granville; Miller; Paul Nadasdy; Julie Cruikshank.
  2. Deconstructing Scientism: Franz Boas; Jesse Owens; Tuskeege Experiment.
  3. Counter-Intuitive Globe: Tim Ingold; James J. Gibson; Stella Vosniadou and William F. Brewer.
  4. Shamanism: Knud Rasmussen; Mircea Eliade.
  5. Common Senses and Scientism: Michael Herzfeld.
  6. Experience and Perception: Children and Adults watch Rocket Launches.
  7. Constructing the Flat Earth Story: Personal Observations; Selective Critiques of Mainstream Science; Linking ‘Truther’ Conspiracy Narratives; Heterodoxy is the Norm; Former Globe Believers. Transformations: Pain and Relief; Pro-Science + Anti-Scientism; Spiritual Essence – Creation; Atheists becoming Spiritual; Eric Dubay and Shills; Sticking to the Subject.

Part 3 (out of 4)

  1. Conspiracy Bundle  September 11th 2001: official story is false; Mass Media is Controlled; Apollo Lunar Landings were Faked; Geoengineering / Weather Manipulation; Aliens, Fear, and the Government; Outer Space is not what science propagandists claim it is; Ancient Aliens is just entertainment Extraterrestrials are from ‘lands beyond’; Directed Energy Weapons in 9/11 Dr. Judy Wood; No Planers; Secret Societies in Government; Illuminati / Masonic Order; Hollywood’s Easter Eggs; Wernher Von Braun’s NAZI past; SpaceX is Fake; Cold War was an Orwellian Charade; Are Dinosaurs Real?; Seeing too far on the earth – no curvature
  2. Easter Eggs  The Shining (1980) and Ready Player One (2018); The Matrix (1999)
  3. NASA’s Rhetoric; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math); Exploration and Colonialism; Indigenous Peoples; Compartmentalization and Augmented Reality; MARS vs GREENLAND.

Part 4 (out of 4)

  1. Lunar Landing Skepticism
  2. The International Space Station Swimming Pools and Vacuum Chambers
  3. Apollo 16 Lunar Module – Wires and Flapping Panels
  4. Elon Musk’s Double Think
  5. Conspiracy and Pseudo-Science
  6. Epistemology: How do we know what we know?
  7. Anthropology and Scientism: Michael Herzfeld; Anna Grimshaw.
  8. Earth from Space
  9. Underwater Fiber Optic Cable Networks
  10. Satellites and Space Debris
  11. Gravity and Electromagnetism
  12. Electric Universe Cosmology
  13. Mapping the Earth
  14. Science Skepticism & Philosophy