Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Voyage to Our Hollow Earth!

Voyage to Our Hollow Earth! Here is another site which could prove useful for teaching information literacy. There remains a large group of people who believe that the Earth is hollow. Further, they believe history and scientific evidence supports their beliefs. To prove it, they are organizing an expedition to where they believe the Northern Polar Opening might be. They hope to meet the people who live in the center of the Earth. I am going to assign this site to my students and let them use their information literacy skills and BS detectors to evaluate the site.

From the site:

Would you be interested in a once-in-a-life-time chance to discover Our Hollow Earth first hand? We invite you to join us now on an expedition to Our Hollow Earth!

This proposed expedition would like to conduct some scientific observations in the Arctic that is hoped will resolve once and for all whether the hollow earth theory has any validity. The indigenous Eskimos believe there is a hole in the Arctic Ocean. Observations of several Arctic explorers of mirages of land in the Arctic indicate that the most plausible location for a north polar opening that leads into the interior of the earth is located at 84.4 N Latitude, 141 E Longitude. To check out this theory, a group of hollow earth believers and scientists would like to charter a Russian Nuclear Icebreaker into the Arctic sea.

Steve Currey with Steve Currey's Expedition Company of Provo, Utah, has agreed to charter a Russian Nuclear Icebreaker from Adventure Associates and is standing by to take the first 100 people to sign up for this historic voyage.

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