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Columbus demonstrated that the world is not flat.

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linked by Shishir, 2010-09-28 01:20

Columbus proved that the world is not flat.

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Sentence #54858

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Columbus proved that the world is not flat.

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deu
Kolumbus bewies, dass die Welt keine Scheibe ist.
fra
Christophe Colomb prouva que le monde n'était pas plat.
jpn
コロンブスは世界が平らでないことを証明した。
mar
जग सपाट नाही आहे हे कोलंबसने सिद्ध केलं.
rus
Колумб доказал, что Земля не плоская.
spa
Cristóbal Colón demostró que el mundo no es plano.
toki
jan Kolumupu li kiwen e sona ni: ma li supa ala.
tur
Kolomb dünyanın düz olmadığını ispatladı.
epo
Kristoforo Kolombo pruvis, ke la mondo ne estas ebena.

Comments

FeuDRenais 2010-09-28 00:01 link permalink

Wasn't it Magellan?

FeuDRenais 2010-09-28 00:02 link permalink

Well, Columbus was notorious for stealing other people's credit. I suppose this is an example of that.

kebukebu 2010-09-28 00:24 link permalink

Wikipedia has some information about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl...historiography

Basically, it says that most people during (and before) Columbus's time already believed the earth was spherical, but they had misjudged the size of the sphere (thus why Columbus thought he had reached the East Indies, when he had in fact only reached the Bahamas).

FeuDRenais 2010-09-28 00:44 link permalink

I'm biased by the indirect French translation, which uses the world "proved".

FeuDRenais 2010-09-28 00:44 link permalink

Grrr... CK. Your deletion of comments makes it look like I'm talking to myself.

FeuDRenais 2010-09-28 00:46 link permalink

But I don't think he demonstrated it, either. He didn't even cross all the meridians, like Magellan had.

Magellan :-)
Columbus :-(

blay_paul 2010-09-28 00:49 link permalink

> The sentence doesn't claim that Columbus was the FIRST person
> to demonstrate this.

If you're going to be like that then _I_ demonstrated the world is not flat. I sat on a beach and watched a ship go over the horizon.

FeuDRenais 2010-09-28 00:56 link permalink

It wasn't the horizon, Paul. The ship was just too far for you to see :-)

blay_paul 2010-09-28 01:02 link permalink

> It wasn't the horizon, Paul. The ship was just too far for you to see :-)

*Pfft* Bottom bit goes first, top bit goes last. Either I was watching ships go over the horizon, or every ship that left that port sunk in a terrible tragedy. :-P

FeuDRenais 2010-09-28 01:05 link permalink

You must have been in Bermuda.

FeuDRenais 2010-10-03 01:13 link permalink

I'm tagging this as a "Lie", after all. The world was proven to be round by Magellan, who came *after* Columbus.