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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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," ...
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.".