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Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea

The modern age Ranging from ancient Greece through Victorian England to modern day America this is a story that encompasses religion science and pseudoscience as well as a spectacular array of people and places Where else could eccentric aristocrats fundamentalist preachers and conspiracy theorists appear alongside Copernicus Newton and NASA except in an account of such a legendary misconceptionThoroughly enjoyable and illuminating Flat Earth is social and intellectual history at its bes Amazing expose on the history of flat earth belief and the complexities involved At times you want to find the people it talks about and slap some sense into them at others you just feel sorry for them Seeing the deliberate ignorance people impose on themselves is both amusing and terribly frightening The Book of Beginnings religion science and pseudoscience as well as a spectacular array of people and places Where else could eccentric aristocrats fundamentalist preachers and conspiracy theorists appear alongside Copernicus Newton and NASA except in an account of such a legendary misconceptionThoroughly enjoyable and illuminating Flat Earth is social and intellectual history at its bes Amazing expose on the history of flat earth belief and the complexities involved At times you want to find the people it talks about and slap some sense into them at others you just feel sorry for them Seeing the deliberate ignorance people impose on themselves is both amusing and terribly frightening

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Contrary to popular belief fostered in countless school classrooms the world over Christopher Columbus did not discover that the earth was round The idea of a spherical world had been widely accepted in educated circles from as early as the fourth century bc Yet bizarrely it was not until the supposedly rational nineteenth century that the notion of a flat earth really took hold Even bizarrely it persists to this day despite Apollo missions and widely publicized pictures of the decidedly So here s the first book conforming to my 2015 no books by white men resolution Flat Earth by Christine Garwood It examines fairly recent beliefs in an actual flat Earth It s an amusing read in places but drags most of the timeIt starts out with a couple chapters explaining why we as a culture thought folks back in Columbus time even thought that the world was flat Actually I didn t think they thought that nor I suspect do many people today Turns out it was evil secularists trying to drive a wedge between religion and science No really that s what the first couple chapters are about It s awkward as if she has an axe to grind but just a wee axe not deserving of a longer treatmentThen we get into some fairly modern day believers and their activities The characters are at times colorful Often they re jus

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Spherical Earth from space            Based on a range of original sources Garwood’s history of flat Earth beliefs from the Babylonians to the present day raises issues central to the history and philosophy of science its relationship to religion and the making of human knowledge about the natural world Flat Earth is the first definitive study of one of history’s most notorious and persistent ideas and it evokes all the intellectual philosophical and spiritual turmoil of This is a bit long winded at times and bogs down in retoric but after all how many ways can you sustain a Flat Earth theory What is amazing that against all odds science in particular people can still believe and justify thier belief It always good to look at both sides of any story how else do we make decisions


10 thoughts on “Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea

  1. says:

    How do you know the Earth is round No really Because you saw a picture Because you own a globe What evidence could you throw up right now to prove the globularity of the ground you stand onLooking through some of

  2. says:

    Excellent guide through the surprisingly complex idea of the flat earthThis is the first book I’ve ever read on the Flat Earth idea and it’s a winner engrossing so readable coherent and enlightening It’s critical in these days of conspiracy mongering and allegations of “fake news” real and imagined that we see the forest for the trees Otherwise we’re doomed I feel so much well informed on the subje

  3. says:

    So here's the first book conforming to my 2015 no books by white men resolution Flat Earth by Christine Garwood It examines fairly recent beliefs in an actual flat Earth It's an amusing read in places but drags most of the timeIt starts out with a couple chapters explaining why we as a culture thought folks back in Columbus' time

  4. says:

    This is a bit long winded at times and bogs down in retoric but after all how many ways can you sustain a Flat Earth theory What is amazing that against all odds science in particular people can still believe and justify thier belief It always good to look at both sides of any story how else do we make decisions

  5. says:

    This book is like Kaitlyn Jenner writing The History of Being a Straight Hetero Man Christine Garwood still believes herself to be living on a tilting wobbling spinning space ball careening through an infinite vacuum but decided to attempt writing a book about the history of our Flat Earth The book does not take an object

  6. says:

    In the Middle Ages people believed that the earth was flat for which they had at least the evidence of their senses we believe it to be round not because as many as one per cent of us could give the physical reasons for so

  7. says:

    Amazing expose on the history of flat earth belief and the complexities involved At times you want to find the people it talks about and slap some sense into them at others you just feel sorry for them Seeing the deliberate ignorance people impose on themselves is both amusing and terribly frightening

  8. says:

    This was an interesting book about the history of the flat earth idea mainly starting in the early 1800's up to today It i

  9. says:

    Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea by Christine Garwood 2008

  10. says:

    Fairly interesting except it kind of seemed like same thing over and over again Only the names and times seemed to change

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