TRC #579: Mad Mike’s Rocket Crash + Mercury Precession x General Relativity + Revealed Preferences

With half the crew in isolation, we take a reprieve from coronavirus news. First, Adam digs into headlines about daredevil “Mad Mike” Hughes who died in a homemade rocket accident intended to “prove” the Earth is flat. One of our two favourite Stuarts, Dr. Stu Robbins, brings us a relatively compelling look into the precession of Mercury. Finally, Darren brings us an interesting overview of revealed preferences, a major theory of consumption behaviour. 

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Mad Mike’s Rocket Crash 

A Daredevil Flat Earther Died After Attempting To Launch Himself 5,000 Feet With A Homemade Rocket – Buzzfeed News

Daredevil ‘Mad Mike’ Hughes killed in rocket crash captured on video – Los Angeles Times

Distortion (optics) – Wikipedia

At what altitude do you see the curvature of the Earth – Quora

Students film breathtaking curvature of Earth using high-altitude weather balloon – Phys org

Dr. Stuart Robbins

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Exposing PseudoAstronomy

5 Minutes With An Astronomer

Revealed Preferences

Wikipedia – Revealed Preferences 

Less Wrong – Liking vs. Wanting 

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One Response to TRC #579: Mad Mike’s Rocket Crash + Mercury Precession x General Relativity + Revealed Preferences

  1. Paul Mitchell says:

    One reality you could check is the real way to pronounce Leicester.

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