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Flat Earth - Wikipedia

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The flat Earth model is an archaic conception of the Earth's shape as a plane or disk. .... Hecataeus of Miletus believed the earth was flat and surrounded by water. .... Earth into four contine...

Even in the Middle Ages, People Didn't Think the Earth Was Flat

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Jan 28, 2016 ... Even in the Middle Ages, People Didn't Think the Earth Was Flat ... “The point is that no educated person believed” the Earth was flat, Russell ...

Why did people think the Earth was flat? | Reference.com

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The people who thought the Earth was flat believed so because they did not know about gravity, and assumed that the flatness was the reason they did not fall ...

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 the 15th century believed the Earth was flat? In a 1991 book, ...

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

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Today, when we have satellites that can take images of the Earth from space, no one in their ... The notion that the world was believed flat until Columbus reached the Americas is a myth. Although many people in ancient times probably weren't  ...

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. ... Contrary to what most people think, the Earth was known to be spherical in ancient ... supports the claim that Christians ever widely believed that the Earth was flat.

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

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Sep 21, 2011 ... “When Columbus lived, people thought that the earth was flat. ... But this doesn't tell you whether the Earth is a flat disc or a round sphere; ...

Asimov - The Relativity of Wrong

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My answer to him was, "John, when people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong.

The Flat Earth. - Lock Haven University

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History of flat earth ideas. ... The Egyptians thought the earth a square, (with four corners) with mountains at the edge supporting the vault of the sky. ..... for the north-south streets are named for people and places from the Bible: Gideon, Jethro, ...

The Myth of the Flat Earth - Bede's Library

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Dec 8, 2009 ... The idea that the uncouth people of the Middle Ages thought the Earth was flat is an example of the myth that has been propagated since the ...