Pythagoras (6th century BC) was among those said to have originated the idea,
but this may .... This was one of the first arguments favoring a round-Earth model.
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!
Christopher Columbus was not the first person to believe the Earth was round. ...
although several of his contemporaries also believed the Earth was round.
Mar 31, 2014 ... (8) The Round Earth and Christopher Columbus ... and this Columbus proposed
to do (and he wasn't the first one to suggest it--see below).
Dec 29, 2012 ... We've known Earth is round for a longer time than you might expect…
Dec 12, 2004 ... On a round globe, however, it should also be possible to reach India by sailing
west, and this Columbus proposed to do (he wasn't the first one ...
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 ...
The discovery that the Earth is round is most commonly ascribed to the ancient ...
is readily visible from Earth, it is unknown who first discovered it; NASA lists the ...
Jun 19, 2012 ... For thousands of years the earth was thought to be anything but a ... offer the first
true explanation of how he believed the earth was round.
Aug 15, 2006 ... 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 ...