All science is junk science, in the view of many. All those high highfalutin eggheads in their white lab coats, slide rules suspended saucily from their belts, are all charlatans — people who spin out fantastical fairy tales worthy of Roald Dahl in an effort to pry money out of governments and weak minded patrons. On November 25, a 61 year old man who calls himself “Mad” Mike Hughes, will launch himself into the atmosphere in a home built, steam powered rocket as part of his master plan to prove that the world really is flat.
Hughes is dismissive of space pioneers like NASA astronauts John Glenn and Neil Armstrong, calling them “Freemasons.” All of them have been contributed to “the roots of the deception” that the Earth is round. “This is the king of the deceptions,” Hughes says. “Once this domino falls, this is it.” He has equally harsh things to say about Elon Musk, calling him “a giant fraud.” Among other things, Hughes is a former motorcycle racer but he is no fan of fellow racer and stunt man Evel Knievel. “He was an average stunt guy. He stole his look from Elvis.”