A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2015 Mar 17, 11:20 -0700
Peripherally related to navigation, there's a common myth claiming that most people or at least "common people" before the Renaissance and before Columbus thought the Earth was flat. There's a detailed account bashing this legend on quora here. There have been occasional flat earth theorists and flat earth societies through the centuries. Joshua Slocum met with a devotee in South Africa in 1897. But they're rare eccentrics.