It had to happen: a representative of the Flat Earth Society, which takes the Bible literally and regards the Moon landings and all other expeditions into space as part of a grand conspiracy of lies, has washed up on this blog (see the comments here
). When he's done giving the 9/11 conspiracy theorists what they deserve
, maybe George Monbiot can set his sites on winning $5,000 from the estate of Wilbur Voliva
. Given the defence of the flat earth thesis mounted by Voliva's successor Charles Johnson
, whose wife came from that cricketing minnow Australia, Kiwis might have a role to play in bolstering Monbiot's arguments:
"Marjory has always known that the earth is flat, too," says Charles Johnson. "As far as she knew, everybody in Australia knew it. She was rather shocked when she arrived here and found people speaking of Australia as being 'down under.' It really offended her. She would get in quite heated arguments with people who seemed to accuse her of coming from down under the world." Ultimately, Marjory Johnson swore in an affidavit that she had never hung by her feet in Australia.