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How do you know the Earth Is Round No Really is round No really you saw a picture Because you own a lobe What evidence could you throw up right now to prove the Prisoner of Midnight globularity of theround you stand onLooking through some of the other reviews it seems like people focus on the proponents of the Flat Earth model with pity and scorn At times you want to find the people it talks about and slap some sense into them at others you just want to find the people it talks about and slap some sense into them at others you just sorry for them Seeing the deliberate ignorance people impose on themselves is both amusing and terribly frightening Or It is finishes with an assessment of this belief across the years comparing with initially entwined Creationist movement but remarking that a Flat Earth is simply too easy to disprove and therefore has been easy to disprove and therefore has been 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 BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. grind but just a wee axe not deserving of a longer treatmentThen weet into some fairly modern day believers and their activities The characters are at times colorful Often they re just misguided fools spewing the same bad arguments over and over They re often lauded at the time for their debate skills despite their lack of ood arguments Obviously there are parallels with creationists today These parallels are mentioned but not really analyzed in any wayEventually the book works its way through several people It ends with a summary that criticizes secularists a bit while somewhat lauding the Flat Earth people for. 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. .

Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea

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Tion and recent destruction of the heliocentric Globe Model Amazing Expose On The History model Amazing expose on the history 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 
you just feel for them Seeing the deliberate ignorance people impose on themselves is both amusing and terribly frightening Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea by Christine Garwood 2008 Excellent uide 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 subject as a student of science society Highly recommended 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 Mr. Jelly's Business good to look at both sides of any story how else do we make decisions 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 couldive the physical reasons for so uaint a belief but because modern science has convinced us that nothing that is obvious is true and that everything that is magical improbable extraordinary igantic microscopic heartless or outrageous is scientific George Bernard Shaw This was an interesting book about the history of the flat earth idea mainly starting in the early 1800 s up to today It is well written and poses some interesting ideas at the end about why people believe in crazy ideas Fairly interesting except it kind of seemed like same thing over and over again Only the names and times seemed to change. 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. No apparent reason There s a mention of the parallels to creationism again but no analysis AgainAnd Therein Lies The Problem therein lies the problem the book It just doesn t know what it wants to be Reconciling science and religion is a juicy topic but isn t treated in depth here nor even handedly Parallels with creationism are ripe with possibilities but the text never examines these other than to merely mention them They re no evolution of Flat Earth theories just the same ones offered over and overAll that leaves is a book about wacky people who believe wacky things Frankly that could be enough iven sufficient wackiness These folks lack that level of wackiness They re not boring mind you Well some are simply boring people They re just not Interesting Enough To Carry The Book By ThemselvesOverall It S enough to carry the book by themselvesOverall it s a bad read but nor is it really a Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı good read It wasood enough that I read it all the way through yet I would be lying if I claimed I wasn t looking forward to the end just a bit I want to ive it two and a half stars 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 objective tone or angle and it is assumed from beginning to end that the reader just like the author 100% believes the doctrine of heliocentrism and it is never uestioned anywhere throughout The only redeeming uality of the book for someone like myself who knows for a fact The Earth Is Level And Earth is level and is some of the minutia regarding the Bedford Level experiments and other historical tidbits difficult to find mention of anywhere in published media If you re looking for a truly ood book about the history of Flat Earth try Gerrard Hickson s Kings Dethroned Or better yet my new book Flatlantis covers the entire true history of our Flat Earth and subseuent adop. 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. .

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