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− | The Ancient Greeks believed in a Continuous Universe. | + | The Ancient Greeks believed in a Continuous Universe. This Ancient Greek concept of a perfect universe assumes the following: |

* That perfect circles can exist | * That perfect circles can exist |

## Revision as of 20:56, 26 June 2018

## Aristotle's Round Earth Proofs

There are three proofs Aristotle gave for the supposed rotundity of the earth. They are:

- Ships appear to sink as they recede past the horizon
- the shadow on the moon during a Lunar Eclipse is round
- The southern constellations of the night sky appear to rise as you travel southwards

## Continuous Universe

The Ancient Greeks believed in a Continuous Universe. This Ancient Greek concept of a perfect universe assumes the following:

- That perfect circles can exist
- That one could zoom into a circle forever and see a curve
- That any length of space can be divided into infinitely smaller parts
- That the space can be infinitely long
- Time can likewise be infinitely divided, or infinitely long
- The Perspective Lines receded infinitely and continuously into the distance