I was saddened to read the wrongly dubbed Mad Mike Hughes’s altruistic efforts to prove the world is flat, have come to nought.
Regrettably the Californian’s inaugural home-made rocket’s flight planned for outer space, from which he intended to take photos confirming that the world is flat, managed only 570 metres before crashing back to earth and killing Mike in the process.
I suspect sabotage from the truth-deniers (probably a CIA conspiracy) nevertheless Mike’s name will ultimately stand up there with Galileo, Newton and company, all who suffered to varying degrees for bucking established faith.
Look out the bloody window and see for yourself. Mountains and hills aside you can see the earth is flat.
President of the New Zealand Flat Earth Society, Wellington QC Hugh Rennie, tells me the society plans a fund-raiser to erect statues of Mike in all of our universities’ science departments’ entrance halls.
Waikato University’s Vice-Chancellor Neil Quigley has already agreed and I gather Auckland Uni’s Vice-Chancellor Stu McCutcheon is warming to the idea.
Also on board is Police Minister Stuart Nash, Speaker Trevor Mallard and Judith Collins.
The truth will ultimately prevail and Mike’s sacrifice will not have been