Friday 11 August 2017

Lord Lawson invited onto BBC to argue that the Earth is ‘flat’


Lord Lawson on climate change

Former government minister Lord Lawson has been invited onto the BBC as a science expert to present the argument that the earth is flat.

Lawson, a well-known proponent of scientific theories that are proven to be utter bollocks, spent ten minutes on the Today programme explaining why “round-earthers” were relying on bad data and ignoring the evidence of their own eyes.

He told listeners, “No, I do not hold any scientific qualifications and have not undertaken any independent study on the matter, but my garden is quite big, and I can see to the end of it – so how can the world be round?

“It is so obviously flat – just look out of the window.  I can drive for hours and still be on a perfectly flat road, for hundreds of miles.

“If the world were really round, my car would start going faster when I got to the downhill bit, and slower on the uphill part, but it always goes at the same speed – and that’s because the Earth is FLAT!”

BBC listener Simon Williams told us, “I appreciated that the BBC strives for balance, and is duty bound to present both sides of an argument – but not all arguments have equal weight.

“There is a reason the bloke with the loud-hailer insisting the ‘end is nigh’ is stood on a street corner, and not on prime time radio – he’s talking complete bollocks.  It would be lovely if the BBC were a bit better at spotting bullshit.

“But hey, these conspiracy theorists must be good for ratings, and I guess even morons have to pay the licence fee.”

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