Move over Heartland, there’s a new kid on the denialist conference block

SAN FRANCISCO—In an event that sparked outrage across the historical community, deniers of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake convened last weekend to share their controversial theories about what actually occurred on that tragic day more than a century ago.

Doubters believe photos like this one may have been altered to include more rubble and giant crevices.

Doubters believe photos like this one may have been altered to include more rubble and giant crevices.

The 1906 Earthquake Deniers, a group reviled by Californians and scholars alike, held three days of lectures and roundtable discussions over what they call a “century-long hoax” of exaggerated seismic activity in the Bay area, and part of a conspiracy to bring the World’s Fair to San Francisco in 1915. Historians protested the conference, saying the organization’s statements denying any major seismic activity in 1906 are reprehensible and out of line with all available geologic data from the time.

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[Via NOVA Geoblog]

2 responses to “Move over Heartland, there’s a new kid on the denialist conference block

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