1951 8N said: (quoted from post at 16:08:12 10/15/12)
Caryc said: Again, you knew what I meant. You just wanted to find something to be a jerk about. I think the rest of the people in this thread knew it too and choose not to be jerks about it.
I'm not going to keep on with this but I suppose you will just to be a.....you guessed it.
I didn't know what you meant. You said scientists. I thought you meant scientists. Modern day scientists never believed that the earth was flat. Why didn't you answer my question? Maybe because you can't?
Do you know how long ago it was that people knew that the earth wasn't flat?
"That the sphericity of the earth was clearly established in the ancient world is beyond dispute. Apparently unknown to the Babylonians or Egyptians, it was a discovery of Greek astronomy and was generally accepted among natural philosophers by the time of Aristotle. It was the received view of educated Romans as well, including Pliny the Elder. Among Christian thinkers, however, its fortunes are not quite so clear. It was not without significance that the ancient Hebrews, whose views were reflected in Scripture, conceived the earth as a flat disk covered over by the dome of the heavens. [Isidore's] grasp on the spherical nature of the earth was tenuous at best ..." "
Religion and science collided over the matter for some time after Aristotle. Now we can add politiics to that collison.
This post was edited by TheOldHokie at 14:49:52 10/15/12 2 times.
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