Considering that the ancient greeks were extremely frigging rich, I have absolutely no idea how this concerns our cause at all. Honestly, where were you going with this?

Since when did I say anything about wealth? I was talking about resources. The technology and mathematics used by the ancient Greeks to prove that the Earth is round is available to anybody. Therefore Flat Earthers shouldn't keep on complaining about "not enough resources".

Not to mention, I don't think you really know where you're getting any of your facts.

Very true - I was writing on the fly. If you noticed I even said I

*think* it was Pythagorus - I never said that for certain. Since reading your posting I've gone and done a bit of research about where that information in my head came from.

The Greeks didn't find out that the Earth was round by themselves, and it wasn't Pythagorum at all (though he did find out how to find the hypotaneus of triangles). It's still argued who did it, even, but as far as I'm concerned, I'm betting it would be after the reign of Alexander the Great, as that's when Hellenism became humongously widespread, and all other cultures could pool their minds together. My best bet would be that the shape of the Earth was officially "discovered" in Alexandria. Though that's just a guess, too.

Now who doesn't know where they're getting their facts from? If you're going to have a go at me for writing on the fly you might not want to do so yourself.

Pythagorus was

*not* the person that was connected to the story of the well. However, he did speculate that the Earth was spherical. This was not based on maths or empirical data, it was based on the beleif that if the celestial bodies were spherical then so should the Earth be. He did loads of stuff including starting a mathematical cult. Yet you only seem to believe he came up with Pythagorean Theorem. Nice.

The person that goes with the story is Eratosthenes. Here is the story for future reference:

Eratosthenes knew that in Syene (now Aswan), in Egypt, the Sun was directly overhead at the summer solstice, while he estimated that a shadow cast by the Sun at Alexandria was 1/50th of a circle. He estimated the distance from Syene to Alexandria as 5,000 stades, and estimated the Earth's circumference was 250,000 stades and a degree was 700 stades (implying a circumference of 252,000 stades).

The other ancient Greek who did it all by himself was Aristotle. He came up with the observational proof that the earth's shadow on the moon is always circular and never eliptic.

The point is, stop acting like you know what you're talking about. You don't.

~D-Draw

You make a point like a sphere.