Thousands ‘Interested’ in Major Flat-Earthers Conference Coming to Edmonton
“History will be made in Canada this year and Edmonton will be put on the flat map,” reads the Facebook event page for an international flat-earthers’ conference that is coming to Canada in August.
The Flat Earth International Conference is headed by Edmonton-native Robbie Davidson of Kryptoz Media, who says that the many events he’s hosted over the years often sell out months in advance.
The upcoming event’s Facebook page states that the conference will be held at West Edmonton Mall on Aug. 9-10, and over 2,000 people have marked that they are “interested” in attending.
“I think a lot of us that came to this at first ridiculed and laughed at it… I think right now, there are a lot [of people] out there that believe this, that really haven’t come out of the closet,” Davidson said in an interview with Global News.
Flat-earthers are a community of people that do not believe the Earth is round, despite NASA firmly asserting that it is.
“We all really severely do not believe we are on a ball spinning through space,” Davidson explained in an interview with Global News. He added that those who entertain the possibility that the Earth is flat identify with several key arguments.
The main point Davidson emphasizes is what he sees as a lack of empirical evidence proving that the Earth is spherical.
“We think science is good, we’re not anti-science,” he said. “A lot of science has moved away from what science is supposed to be, it’s very theoretical. What experiment do you actually do to prove the curvature of the Earth?”