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...
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 ...
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!
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?
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.
Oct 11, 2011 ... Columbus set out to prove the world was round. ... time thought was daft — not
because the Earth was flat, but because Columbus' math was so ...
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 ...
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.".
Jan 28, 2016 ... Ironically, the flat-earth myth has historically been used to demonize religion ...
across, not because anyone thought the Earth was flat, Gould writes. ... most
ideas that have revolutionized the world were first regarded as such.
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 ...