About old books

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About old books
« on: December 15, 2019, 06:35:00 PM »
I was reading a book about Ferdinand Magellan and his trip to find a strait through the Americas, blah blah blah. After he found it, he was killed, and his crew kept going west, eventually finding Spain. How does the FE theory co-exist with this?

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Re: About old books
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 09:50:03 PM »
Why would flat earth theories have a problem co-existing with you reading old books?
"Never think you can turn over any old falsehood without a terrible squirming of the horrid little population that dwells under it." -O.W. Holmes "Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne.."

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Re: About old books
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2019, 01:52:14 AM »
Why would flat earth theories have a problem co-existing with you reading old books?
Even books like Johannes de Sacrobosco's De sphaera?
Have a look at Mathematical Treasure: Sacrobosco’s De sphaera by Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University
and a translation at THE SPHERE OF SACROBOSCO by Lynn Thorndike, 1949.
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De sphaera mundi
Spherical Earth

Picture from a 1550 edition
of De sphaera.
     Though principally about the universe, De sphaera contains a clear description of the Earth as a sphere which agrees with widespread opinion in Europe during the higher Middle Ages, in contrast to statements of some 19th- and 20th-century historians that medieval scholars thought the Earth was flat.

As proof, he uses the fact that stars rise and set sooner for those in the east, and lunar eclipses happen earlier; that stars near the North Pole are visible to those further north and those in the south can see different ones; that at sea one can see further by climbing up the mast; and that water seeks its natural shape which is round, as a drop.

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John Davis

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Re: About old books
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 10:16:22 AM »
I am also confused as to what the OP is trying to point out.
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Re: About old books
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 10:48:04 AM »
I guess he thinks FE do not believe in Spain? Maybe?

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Re: About old books
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2019, 11:00:42 AM »
Oh. In that case, yes Spain exists.
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Re: About old books
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2019, 12:16:13 PM »
Why would flat earth theories have a problem co-existing with you reading old books?
On an off topic note, nice to see you again Ski!
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Re: About old books
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2019, 03:11:48 PM »
Are you comparing this:



with this:
I don't have to fight about anything.
These things are not about me.
When one points facts out, they speak for themselves.
The main goal in all that is simplicity.