Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fact of the Day: Flat Earth in China

Before astronomers discovered and later proved the Earth was round, virtually most societies believed the Earth was flat. Even in a country known for early breakthroughs like China, the belief of a Flat Earth existed even as late as the Ming dynasty. 

9 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't imagine thinking that the world is flat :D It's funny how it's sometimes difficult to think the way of early days...
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  2. It's interesting how we progress in our thought processes over years and even centuries. Hugs...

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  3. And still some conspiracy nuts that think it is flat, idiots.

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  4. It's sad that there are still people who think its flat. I just don't understand that.

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  5. Most educated people at the time of Columbus believed the world was round. Sailors knew this because ships sailing into port first showed their sails on the horizon before the rest of the ship came into view, which could only happen if the world was round. Also, Ptolemy, and ancient Egyptian, claimed the world was round and it was his calculations that Columbus used on his voyages. Unfortunately, Ptolemy believed the world was about the size of the Moon. He didn't know about the Pacific Ocean.

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  6. There are people today who still believe in, or at least claim to, a flat earth. I'm working backwards to catch up. I could have added this beautiful image of the Earth to my last comment.

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