# Challenge: prove the Earth is round

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by OohPooPahDoo, Jun 4, 2012.

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Challenge (to you):

Prove the Earth is an approximate sphere without using any evidence gathered since and including the 20th century (so a picture of the Earth doesn't cut it)

Challenge (to me):

I will come up with an alternate explanation that does not involved a spherical earth for every piece of evidence presented.

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Muslim are you?

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Eratosthenes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Lunar eclipse.

The earth makes the shadow on the moon.... the shadow is round.

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Uhmmm, haven't heard any news of people falling off the edge...
of the earth that is.

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From the beginning of men taking to the sea in ships, mariners have known the earth is round because as a ship disappears from the horizon, it drops hull first, then sails as it goes around the curve.

Liberals who lived in the cities never believed them.

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I fell off.. but then I came back...

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Were there dragons?

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### bayoubillaka Sheik Yerbouti...Supporting Member

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From the beginning of men inveighing to govern over their fellow man, folks have known that some people talk out of their wazzoos...

bj (i.e., "before Jesse"), it largely had nothing at all to do with political persuasion...

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