[Rushtalk] Islamic Leader says Muslims Discovered Earth was Round First!

Stephen A. Frye s.frye at verizon.net
Sun Dec 7 14:00:08 MST 2014


That’s pretty much how they measured the distance to the moon, too.  Didn’t work for the sun; too far away.

 

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There is a record of Archimedes measuring the circumference of the world using the difference between a well at Aswan in Egypt and a shadow some distance away.  He divided the angle into 360 degrees and then multiplied the result times the distance.  He was amazingly accurate, considering the crude method.  

 

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On Dec 7, 2014, at 8:30 AM, Stephen A. Frye <s.frye at verizon.net> wrote:

It was probably the Greeks.  Several thousand years ago.  They made many interesting, and valuable, observations and measurements.  Problem was:  they couldn’t prove it (that we know of).

 

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