Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.

The New Yorker
Jul 30, 2018 · 20 min read
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By Alan Burdick

On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. He’d been…

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