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Meet a leader of the Flat Earth movement

Credit Gabriel Spitzer
Mark Sargent.


This story originally aired on November 18, 2017.

When it comes to scientific arguments nowadays, there’s a good chance sooner or later someone will be compared to people who believe the earth is flat.

Most would consider that an insult, but not Mark Sargent. The Whidbey Island resident spends much of his time promoting the belief that the earth is not round or spherical but actually, definitely flat.

He’s not joking. And he claims that there is plenty of proof out there to prove him right. That is why Sargent created Flat Earth Clues, a series of Youtube videos that have garnered hundreds of thousands of views.

Despite historians agreeing that this theory was debunked sometime around the 3rd century BC, Sargent feels there is a growing movement in America and abroad that can’t let go of a flat earth.

Gabriel Spitzer is a former KNKX reporter, producer and host who covered science and health and worked on the show Sound Effect.

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