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The flat Earth model is an archaic conception of the Earth's shape as a plane or disk. ... Several pre-Socratic philosophers believed that the world was flat: Thales (c. 550 BC) according ... 50...

People in Columbus' Time Did Not Think the World Was Flat

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May 8, 2013 ... The Catholics weren't the only religious sect that thought the world was ... The “ Columbus / Flat Earth Myth” itself was widely popularized in ...

Why was Earth thought to be flat? - Science Questions ...

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After all, without gravity, why wouldn't we fall off a round world? So the Babylonians and others of long ago thought Earth was just as it looks—flat. The story is ...

Busting a myth about Columbus and a flat Earth - The Washington ...

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Oct 10, 2011 ... So how did it become common thought in the 20th century that people in ... from Columbus's trips to the New World that the planet was round.

The Flat Earth. - Lock Haven University

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The Babylonians thought the earth was hollow, to provide space for their ... one could see all of the kingdoms of the world"but only if the earth were flat.

Common Misconceptions: Why did people think the world was flat ...

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So why would you think the world is anything other than flat? Like many ... Where is the evidence that "everyone" thought the world was flat, as late as 1491?

Flat Earth Theory - Universe Today

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Dec 28, 2009 ... The flat Earth theory states that the world is a flat disk rather than a sphere. ... It is now thought by many, including the Historical Association ...

Top 5 Misconceptions About Columbus | Christopher Columbus ...

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Oct 9, 2011 ... Columbus set out to prove the world was round. ... He also thought Europe was wider than it actually was and that Japan was farther from the ... The Columbus flat-earth myth perhaps originated with Washington Irving's 1828 ...

Are Flat-Earthers Being Serious? | Flat Earth Society - LiveScience

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Oct 26, 2012 ... Members of the Flat Earth Society claim to believe the Earth is flat, and, ... The motive for world governments' concealment of the true shape of the Earth ... The theory follows from a mode of thought called the "Zetetic Method," ...

Did the Church Teach the Earth was Flat? | Strange Notions

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I believe it was Magellan who said,"The church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its ... energy sources by comparing them to those who thought Columbus should not set sail: ... They would not have believed that the world was round.".

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Who invented the idea of a flat Earth? • ChristianAnswers.Net

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Rebuttal to the claims that the idea of a flat Earth came from Christianity. ... Christian faith and dogma suppressed the useful image of the world that had been so ...

Who Discovered The Earth is Round? – Starts With A Bang

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Sep 21, 2011 ... More ». “When Columbus lived, people thought that the earth was flat. ... of the globe), but more than 2,000 years ago, in the ancient world!

Not Even the Greeks Thought the World Was Flat, But These People ...

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Oct 26, 2012 ... Long, long ago, people sailing away from their homes worried about falling off the edge of the Earth. They truly believed that the Earth was flat, ...