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...
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 ...
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!
Dec 24, 2015 ... 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 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.
Jan 29, 2016 ... Ancient Norse thought postulated a circular flat Earth surrounded by a ... in the
West after the 3rd century BCE thought that the world was flat.
Today, when we have satellites that can take images of the Earth from space, no
one in their .... There is seemingly still the idea going round that a lot of people
thought, up till the middle ages, that the Earth was flat. Nothing is further from the
Never since the word "scientists" was being used. Many ancient civilizations had
known that the ... A real scientist would have thought that "if the earth was really
flat why can't I see the far off objects ?" And another concept ... No one previously
who actually thought about it considered that the world was fl...
Jan 28, 2016 ... Ironically, the flat-earth myth has historically been used to demonize religion ...
sail to Asia were questioned because the ocean was thought to be too vast ...
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 ...