The earliest reliably documented mention of the spherical Earth concept dates
from around the ... Pythagoras (6th century BC) was among those said to have
originated the idea ... "My conviction...
Sep 21, 2011 ... But this doesn't tell you whether the Earth is a flat disc or a round sphere; it only ...
In particular, it said that, on the Summer Solstice, ... for discovering the Earth was
round, and performing the first accurate calculation of its size!
The discovery that the Earth is round is most commonly ascribed to the ancient ...
Aristotle demonstrated the Earth was round by drawing on a variety of evidence:
the ... First Discovered Earth Round · Galileo Proved the Earth Was Round ...
Although Aristotle makes some observational arguments for the earth being
round, it seems that Eratosthenes (276-194BC) was the one that figured it out as
It has actually been known that the Earth was round since the time of the ancient
Greeks. I believe that it was Pythagoras who first proposed that the Earth was ...
Mar 31, 2014 ... (8) The Round Earth and Christopher Columbus ... disappears from view, you will
notice that the hull vanishes first, while the masts and sails (or ...
So the person who first discovered that the world was round was ..... Many knew
this for centuries but the catholic church said such talk was ...
Jun 19, 2012 ... The earliest of Greek philosophers to comment on the earth's shape being ... the
first true explanation of how he believed the earth was round.
May 8, 2013 ... They were well aware the Earth was round, having calculated with ... The idea
seems to have first popped up in the 17th century and appears to have ... That
being said, Christian Topography was often cited as support for the ...
Dec 29, 2012 ... We've known Earth is round for a longer time than you might expect…