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Monday, July 27, 2009

The flat earth myth

One urban legend I hear repeated often in the media, both liberal and conservative, is that creationists use to hold to a flat earth theory until those brave astronomers in the 16th and 17th centuries stood up against the intellectual bigotry of the Christian Church.

Jerry Bergman provides a bit of historical background to "flat earth" societies and how this myth came to be a prominent claim against biblical creationism.

The Flat-earth Myth and Creationism.



Blogger The Squirrel said...

Of course the Earth isn't flat! There are hills and mountains and stuff. Duh!


4:56 PM, July 27, 2009  
Blogger Chris Poe said...

Thanks for the link to the article.

The saying that a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth has got its boots on comes to mind.

2:58 PM, July 30, 2009  

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