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The most convincing evidence I have encountered to indicate the world has an edge is in a movie called "The Gods Must Be Crazy". In it, a Kalahari bushman takes on the task to traveling to the edge of the world and throwing an item (a Coke bottle) off of it, to return it to the crazy gods. In the end, he does appear to succeed.
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That was a really good film, and yes, to them, the world was flat, because it was also limited. TO them (IIRC) the world did have an edge.

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Any lingering doubts I might have had about whether the world is round were dispelled by Sellar and Yeatman in And Now All This where, in the Geography section, they point out that if you look 360 degrees through a telescope, you see the back of your head.

Sounded pretty damn irrefutable to me, and was confirmed by Dante's cosmography in the Divine Comedy.

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The latest constituency to ridicule flat earthers? Creationists.
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"Surprisingly enough, these arguments that Flat Earthers are using, supposedly from the Bible to support Flat Earth, are ones that were put forth from the skeptics and the atheists in the 19th century, trying to bring disrepute upon the scripture, showing it’s not authoritative."


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That is something I would not have looked for!

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At High School we had a teacher who set up a Flat Earth Society "Of course the earth is flat- Columbus did it with Mirrors" was their slogan.

No one took it seriously - least of all the founder. I think they spent their time telling jokes, but he went on to become the Principal so it can't have been a disasterous career move.

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Kaplan--

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Originally posted by Kaplan Corday:
...they point out that if you look 360 degrees through a telescope, you see the back of your head.

Um, huh?

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Kaplan--

quote:
Originally posted by Kaplan Corday:
...they point out that if you look 360 degrees through a telescope, you see the back of your head.

Um, huh?
Listen, Sellar and Yeatman were polymaths - Renaissance men, if you like - who had already displayed their history credentials in 1066 And All That, so I have absolute trust in their science as well.

You smartarse flat-earthers are all the same.

If you are that sceptical about their claim, get a telescope, bare the back of your head, and test it empirically.

I predict that you'll finish up with your humble pie between your legs.

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We're forgetting one of the most important flat worlds of all ....

“But look here,” said Eustace, “this is all rot. The world’s round— I mean, round like a ball, not like a table.” “Our world is,” said Edmund. “But is this?”

“Do you mean to say,” asked Caspian, “that you three come from a round world (round like a ball) and you’ve never told me! It’s really too bad of you. Because we have fairy-tales in which there are round worlds and I always loved them. I never believed there were any real ones. But I’ve always wished there were and I’ve always longed to live in one. Oh, I’d give anything— I wonder why you can get into our world and we never get into yours? If only I had the chance! It must be exciting to live on a thing like a ball. Have you ever been to the parts where people walk about upside down?"

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