The myth of the flat Earth is the modern misconception that the prevailing
cosmological view ... In Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern
Historians, Jeffrey Russell describes the Flat Earth...
Oct 10, 2011 ... Busting a myth about Columbus and a flat Earth ... that Europeans learned from
Columbus's trips to the New World that the planet was round.
"Columbus believed that the world was round. Everyone else thought that it was
flat. In 1492, Columbus finally overcame the objections of the bigoted church ...
May 8, 2013 ... Contrary to popular belief, not only did Columbus realize the world was round, so
did his contemporaries. In fact, it was so well accepted that ...
Dec 8, 2009 ... History is thought to have vindicated Columbus against those filled ... the world is
actually flat after all, but because at the time everyone knew it ...
Oct 12, 2009 ... Many Europeans still believed that the world was flat. Columbus, they thought,
would fall off the earth.” A 1982 text for eighth-graders said ...
... "In the days of Christopher Columbus, everyone thought the world was flat. ...
They all laughed at Christopher Columbus When he said the world was round.
Rebuttal to the claims that the idea of a flat Earth came from Christianity. ...
centuries Christian faith and dogma suppressed the useful image of the world
that had ... which Columbus presented—it had nothing to do with the shape of the
Columbus did face opposition on his voyage, but not from people who thought he
'd drop off the edge of the world. Instead people believed he'd predicted too ...
Oct 5, 2013 ... People in 1492 did not believe the world was flat. ... When he asserted that
Columbus knew full well the world was round, a freshman, about 18, ...