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(University of Leeds)   Remember how quaint the stories of the Earth being flat? Well, here be Dragons   (leeds.ac.uk) divider line 22
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2013-09-19 08:29:36 AM  
Crunchy and chewy on the inside.
 
2013-09-19 08:37:22 AM  
Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.
 
2013-09-19 08:46:38 AM  
The University of Leeds? I grew up in Leeds!
 
2013-09-19 08:48:37 AM  
I don't understand the article, should I panic?
 
2013-09-19 08:50:27 AM  
That's trippy. Cool but trippy it's like a gyroscope sort of but with magnets.
 
2013-09-19 08:50:30 AM  

doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.


The greeks invented the globe, you know
 
2013-09-19 08:52:48 AM  

doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.


Well they have their own site. Its web design pre-dates the Ancient Greeks but there it is.
 
2013-09-19 09:03:38 AM  

doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.



media3.s-nbcnews.com
 
2013-09-19 09:28:54 AM  

doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.


Well there is Paul Broun (R-GA). You know, the man who sits on the Congressional Subcommittee.for Science. The scariest thing is, he not the worse one on there by far.
 
2013-09-19 10:09:26 AM  

doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.


Probably well before Greece too. In their alignment and construction many surviving prehistoric structures show significant astronomical knowledge and anyone who lived near the sea probably knew it was curved. The whole the "world is flat" thing comes mostly from a modern myth made up about Christopher Columbus.
 
2013-09-19 10:10:19 AM  
HIC SUNT DRACONES

/Sounds cooler to me
 
2013-09-19 10:12:21 AM  

doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.


Just because the Greeks figured it out doesn't mean that the knowledge was widely disseminated throughout the globe and taught to people of all means and ways of life.

Sailors. Anyone who made a life of traversing the sea knew well that the earth has a curve. When you see another ship come to you over the horizon, you see its sails first, then its hull. It meant nothing to anyone else. Why does the king or peasant care if the small patches of earth that they preside over have tangents and radii?
 
2013-09-19 10:46:58 AM  
limeyfellow

doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.

Well there is Paul Broun (R-GA). You know, the man who sits on the Congressional Subcommittee.for Science. The scariest thing is, he not the worse one on there by far.

Lets not forget Hank Johnson(D) warning admirals not to tip over islands by putting to much on top of them
Democrat congressman from DeKalb
The same DeKalb who celebrated "Pi day" last week on 9-14 (and in doing so generated this FARK thread)
 
2013-09-19 11:09:42 AM  

kronicfeld: The University of Leeds? I grew up in Leeds!


Leeds, West Yorkshire? Well then...

Leeds Scum!!!

/sorry, obligatory. Nothing personal
 
2013-09-19 11:27:09 AM  

cgraves67: doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.

Just because the Greeks figured it out doesn't mean that the knowledge was widely disseminated throughout the globe and taught to people of all means and ways of life.

Sailors. Anyone who made a life of traversing the sea knew well that the earth has a curve. When you see another ship come to you over the horizon, you see its sails first, then its hull. It meant nothing to anyone else. Why does the king or peasant care if the small patches of earth that they preside over have tangents and radii?


The Phoenicians had trigonometry and a major seafaring race three thousand years ago.  Hell, Eratosthenes proved the earth was round ~ 250BC.

Humanity is a race of amnesiacs.
 
2013-09-19 11:48:21 AM  

OnlyM3: Lets not forget Hank Johnson(D) warning admirals not to tip over islands by putting to much on top of them


When I posted about this a week ago I was told it was a metaphor.  I went back and watched the clip and there was nothing there that led me to believe it was a metaphor at all.
 
2013-09-19 01:16:08 PM  

doglover: It's documented.


It is known.
 
2013-09-19 02:49:10 PM  

Mugato: doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.

Well they have their own site. Its web design pre-dates the Ancient Greeks but there it is.


I just read their "arguments" for a flat earth.  They forgot one thing:

GRAVITY, you farking dumbasses!
 
2013-09-19 05:45:47 PM  

kronicfeld: doglover: It's documented.

It is known.


It is known.
 
2013-09-19 07:40:41 PM  

friday13: I just read their "arguments" for a flat earth.  They forgot one thing:

GRAVITY, you farking dumbasses!


They address that.
Specifically, in Argument 3.1, and 4.1.
 
2013-09-19 09:51:57 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Probably well before Greece too. In their alignment and construction many surviving prehistoric structures show significant astronomical knowledge and anyone who lived near the sea probably knew it was curved. The whole the "world is flat" thing comes mostly from a modern myth made up about Christopher Columbus.


Blame Washington Irving.  He wrote a biography in the 1800's about Columbus that started the myth.
 
2013-09-20 10:49:18 AM  
mjbok
2013-09-19 11:48:21 AM


OnlyM3: Lets not forget Hank Johnson(D) warning admirals not to tip over islands by putting to much on top of them

When I posted about this a week ago I was told it was a metaphor. I went back and watched the clip and there was nothing there that led me to believe it was a metaphor at all.

Fark's blinder wearing liberals lied to you? Tell me it isn't so.
 
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