The concept of a spherical Earth dates back to around the 6th century BC, when it
was ... Pythagoras (6th century BC) was among those said to have originated the
idea, ... "My conviction is tha...
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!
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Jan 26, 2016 ... This story was originally published on Smarter Than That in 2008. ... Humanity
has known the Earth to be round for a few millenia and I've been meaning ....
Simply said, gravity will pull toward the center of mass of the objects.
THE EARTH IS ROUND ... Others said that the sun set in the ocean to the west. ...
The first people who thought about the problems of the flat earth were certain ...
Jan 26, 2016 ... We knew that Earth was round long before we ever went to space. ... in a series
of tweets posted two days ago, B.o.B said that the planet is not round. ...
Knowledge that we take for granted in the twenty-first century, may have ...
It is even said that he set out to prove the earth was round. ... Rowbotham is the
first flat-earther to give the size of the sun: 32 miles in diameter, a figure accepted
Eratosthenes, 200 b.c., within 5%. Addendum: Eratosthenes was the first to
calculate the circumference of the Earth. The idea that it is round is much older.