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    Re: I couldn't resist!
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2012 Oct 19, 13:23 -0700
    And let's not forget all the "knowledge" handed down by the Church, like the mythical kingdom in Africa of Presbyter John.  I'm not surprised that some of that "knowledge" included the earthly paradise he describes.



    From: Apache Runner <apacherunner---.com>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 12:37 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: I couldn't resist!

    Pretty, amazing huh?   One bad shot of Polaris and he thinks the world is shaped like a pear. 

    To be fair, there are other pieces of evidence that he was slowly losing his mind around that time.   

    On the other hand, there's the amazing forecast of a hurricane hitting Hispanola.   It's like he drifted between  some high functioning state and insanity. 

    On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM, G Becker <george{at}gwbeckerpls.com> wrote:
    I was hesitant to post this, but here is it. The following is a quote from a paper on the theory of a Roman World Survey in 44BC. ;/
    "A letter written by Columbus to the Spanish Royal Family during his third voyage in the Caribbean revealed his surprising belief: "I have always maintained that the world-land and water-was a sphere, but now I have seen so many irregularities that I am induced to form another idea of the World. Land that Their Majesties have discovered (America) are part of a sphere, but on the other hand, the earth is shaped like a pear to whose summit is the Earthly Paradise from which descend the four rivers, as written in the holy scriptures..."" (4) Columbus had come to this conclusion after having arrived at the mouth of the Rio Orinoco River
    (4) L. Lavonto "Los primeros italianos en America" Caracas. 2001
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