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characters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Christine Garwood Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea Read & Download ê 109 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

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Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea

characters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Christine Garwood Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea Read & Download ê 109 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. Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea by Christine Garwood 2008

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characters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Christine Garwood Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea Read & Download ê 109 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. 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 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 feel 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 abandoned by almost the staunchest of Christian fundamentalistsBut this book is really about so much and the epilogue demonstrates that It s not about proving the Earth is round It s about knowledge and what you believe in It s about the development of a society that has shifted their faith from priests to physicists and accepts what is told them Likely this book serves as a litmus test If you re scientificly minded you focus on the proponents of Flat Earth theory and marvel at how obtuse they are If you re philosophically minded you revel in the tale of Leo Ferrari and the uestion of how we accept things as facts Presumably if you re flat earth minded you thought the book was great unless it was too criticalI do not think however that this book was very well written It was obnoxiously repetitive and unbearably dull Sometimes definitions for the same concepts were given in each chapter in case one presumes that the reader was too bored reading one chapter and skipped to the next In an effort to be comprehensive it over covers the issues Reading through the first half is a never ending cycle of pamphlet printing and responding to criticism Over and over again the reader is treated to the same actions with minor changes If I could do anything with this book I d give it to Bill Bryson and have him rewrite it It would be a tenth of the length and ten times interesting and humorous It kills me to see the humor hiding beneath the surface of this book so close to coming out but buried under the dull academic styleIn short this book was somewhat interesting but really not interesting enough to pick up for funuibbles I assume this topic was not limited to the Anglo world What about Flat Earth belief in other parts of the world This book glosses over them completely Also the author very rarely mentions how much influence the Flat Earth societies especially the early ones had in terms of members It felt like there were three people in all England for 50 years

  • Hardcover
  • 436
  • Flat Earth The History of an Infamous Idea
  • Christine Garwood
  • English
  • 22 February 2018
  • 9780312382087