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The Flat Earth myth is actually an invention of the early 19th century

March 13 2018 at 6:22 PM
JMehner  (Login Jens_O_Mehner)
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Response to So according to this "scientist" Gallilei was wrong (yes,this is aviation related)

Most ancient European cultures knew that the earth was not flat, Erasthostenes already calculated earth's circumference in the 3rd century BC.

Washington Irving is responsible for most American's belief that medieval man thought earth was flat, when he postulated it in "A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus" in 1828.

Samuel Rowbotham, an Englishman, postulated that the earth was flat due to his interpretation of certain passages of the Bible and first oublished his theory in 1849.

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