Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: The flat earth notion
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2003 Nov 5, 05:22 +1100

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Walter Guinon" 
    To: 
    Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 3:38 AM
    Subject: Re: The flat earth notion
    
    
    > While we laugh at the dimensional chauvinists of yester year who believed
    the
    > Earth was flat, how many of us are comfortable with our three dimensional
    space
    > being curved and distorted rather than flat?
    
    I think this is a good point. We assume everyone else is like us, with the
    benefit of a Western education, but really we are an elite minority. And
    should not feel superior, my guess is that most of us would struggle to
    comprehend the new worlds opened up by Einstein and others, just as people
    who imagine the world is flat because it is so self evident would struggle
    (and did) to comprehend the new worlds opened up by Galileo and others. Its
    not a question of intelligence, 'primitive' people are just as clever, and
    demonstrate this with 'intuitive' skills so well developed that they seem
    like magic to us.
    
    "The universe is not only stranger than you think, its stranger than you can
    imagine" (or words to that effect).
    
    
    

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site