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    The flat earth notion
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2003 Nov 2, 21:38 -0400

    The more I dig into the history of navigation, the more puzzled I am about
    the origin of the notion that the earth was (is) flat.  Did anybody prior to
    1800 really believe that?  Is the notion a modern invention?  Clearly
    scholars back to at least the Greeks in 600 BC believed that the earth was
    spherical.
    
    Jim Thompson
    jim2{at}jimthompson.net
    www.jimthompson.net
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