Thread: Ancient Aliens
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Old August 31 2012, 11:16 AM   #218
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Re: Ancient Aliens

Deckerd wrote: View Post
As to the Earth being flat, only landlubbers ever thought that. Seafarers throughout history knew otherwise.
Actually not even landlubbers thought that - the flat earth thing is only an 18th century invention, really. A gag that went too far.

The fact of the Earth being spheroid had been known since at least Ancient Greece - Columbus (and others) merely thought it was a lot smaller than it is, and didn't anticipate there being enough room for a whole extra continent...
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