Are There Really Still Serious People Who Believe The Earth Is Flat? Meet Mark Sargent
Lost Arts Radio Show on Sunday 3/5/17
Listen online: www.blogtalkradio.com/lostartsradio
Listen or talk with us: 657-383-1002
9pm EST / 6pm PST
Tell Your Friends!
I have been aware for some time now that whatever I suggest as something good to listeners, I have to be willing to do myself, when it is appropriate to my own situation. As the host for this program, I get a lot of suggestions from listeners for possible guests. This time, it was a suggestion for a guest on a topic I really hadn't thought much about. I had heard about people that believe the Earth is flat, but let's just say I didn't see that issue as a serious priority. I am comfortable with the idea of a globe-shaped Earth, planets and stars, like the conventional picture we have learned all our lives from astronomy. There are many issues threatening our individual lives, and the survival of all humanity right now, and whether the Earth really is round has not seemed like a serious question.
However, I have repeatedly said to listeners that the attitude of real science is to be skeptical and yet open-minded at the same time, willing to explore new ideas that we are inclined to just assume are not true. So then I get emailed by a listener, who says, please interview someone from the Flat Earth community. I had lots of reasons not to do it. But what about as an exercise in my own willingness to look at ideas outside my normal area of interest, and to judge it with an open mind? I looked through the YouTube videos of several Flat Earth spokespeople. Many struck me as unbalanced and aggressive, basically proposing the Flat Earth Theory as just another religion you have to believe on faith, not really deserving of our attention. But then I came across the work of Mark Sargent (www.marksargent.com) (www.enclosedworld.com), and saw he had put together some very interesting material. I think we can have some fun experimenting, seeing if we can give Mark an open-minded hearing, listening to the logical challenges he presents, trying to answer the questions he wants to pose.
So this is an unusual chance to get exposed to one of the most outside the box conspiracy theories out there, and see if we can give it a fair hearing. Nonsense, or serious questions to consider? See what you think. Next week we'll be back dealing with a serious environmental health threat and what you need to know about it for your own well being and your family's safety. So enjoy the brief break, and see what you think of Mark's work on his (YouTube Playlist / Channel).
Join me, your host Richard Sacks, every week for fascinating discussions, amazing guests and useful information that you will not want to miss. If you want to support the work of Lost Arts Research Institute, please donate to our efforts at www.lostartsresearchinstitute.org, and tell others about the show. Also, even if you don't have money available to donate to our work (and I don't want you to donate money you need for yourself or your family), we have a new way now for you to help us if you want to. When you shop at Amazon for anything, instead of going to their usual website, go to smile.amazon.com. You can do all the same shopping at exactly the same prices. But 1/2% of what you spend goes to help our work. It will ask you what IRS-approved non-profit you want to support, and just choose "Lost Arts Research Institute" in Sedona, Arizona. It won't cost you anything, and it will help us keep going.
The Institute web site is still being developed, and deals with the work and larger project of the Research Institute, which we hope those with sufficient resources will support with donations that are now 100% tax deductible. The Institute is the entity that will build and run the educational facility where principles of health and consciousness can be demonstrated and experienced.
On the radio show website (www.lostartsradio.com) you will find links to the radio show archives, our articles, educational resources, announcements, the discussion Forum, and more. You can also sign up for our free newsletter.
Thanks for being part of our family and we look forward to being with you on our next show. Feel free to communicate your comments and suggestions to me any time – I will read them all and respond as time permits.
Richard Sacks, Host