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Re: Flat Earth

Postby Donald G » Aug 8th, 2016, 11:41 am

Re: Flat Earth
Postby Tom Foolery » Apr 28th, 2016, 12:09 pm


The mining company should be made to make the earth all flat again
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Re: Flat Earth

Postby Bsuds » Aug 8th, 2016, 11:48 am

It is really confusing to some people because the Earth is only flat on Mondays. The rest of the week it's round!
That's why Monday is such a bad day.

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Re: Flat Earth

Postby averagejoe » Jul 31st, 2017, 11:19 am

Lets put this flat earth theory to rest....


In approximately 150 AD Greek Geographer Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman citizen living in Alexandria Egypt, created the world's very first World Atlas call "Geographia".

It was 8 volumes of detailed hand made maps of Europe, Asia and Africa.

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When creating these maps, he had a problem of putting a round world on a flat piece of paper!

So to help him solve his problem to make his maps to portion right the right size on his flat maps, he created/used Longitude and Latitude.

Notice to that he has the Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn on his map meaning they knew the world was round...

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ptolemy

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Re: Flat Earth

Postby averagejoe » Jul 31st, 2017, 11:31 am

Also for Flat Earthers...give or take a few thousand miles in 200 B.C.

Gotta love ancient history....


Eratosthenes of Cyrene Greek scientific writer, astronomer and poet who also studied at Alexandria Egypt at the Great Library.

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Eratosthenes estimated the World was 28,000 miles in circumference back in 2OO B.C.
(Earth is 25,000 miles round)

britannica.com/biography/Eratosthenes-of-Cyrene

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