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The myth of the flat Earth is the modern misconception that the prevailing cosmological view ... The myth that people in the Middle Ages thought the Earth is flat appears to date .... The 1937 popular song They All Laughed contains the couplet "They all laughed at Christopher Columbus/When he said the world was round".


The flat Earth model is an archaic conception of Earth's shape as a plane or disk. Many ancient ... Several pre-Socratic philosophers believed that the world was flat: Thales (c. 550 BC) ..... He did not admit the possibility of antipodes, which he took to mean people dwelling on the opposite side of the Earth, considering them  ...


Feb 25, 2017 ... People in Europe probably did believe that the earth was flat at one stage, ... The transition from the ancient world to the medieval one is often ...


For most people, being described as a “flat Earther” is an insult. ... What do we do , then, when someone actually does believe that the Earth is flat, as the American ... Nor is the idea of a flat Earth something that is exclusive to the Western world ...


Jun 1, 2017 ... In fact, these people will have you believe everything you think you know about the ... So how exactly does the world look if it is indeed flat?


May 30, 2017 ... The motive for world governments' concealment of the true shape of the Earth has not been ascertained, but flat-earthers believe it is probably ...


Feb 20, 2017 ... The Short List of Famous People Who Think the Earth Is Flat (Yes, Really) ... that he believes that the world was flat, and surprisingly he's not the only famous .... herself, saying that she did indeed know that the Earth is not flat.


Did people in 1492 generally believe in the flat earth? ... and that if one should sail too far west on the ocean, he would come to the edge of the world, and fall off .


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, ...