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==Continuous Universe==
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The Ancient Greeks believed in a Continuous Universe. This Ancient Greek concept of a perfect universe assumes the following:
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::- That perfect circles can exist
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::- That one could zoom into a circle forever and see a curve
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::- That any length of space can be divided into infinitely smaller parts
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::- That the space can be infinitely long
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::- Time can likewise be infinitely divided, or infinitely long
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::- Light rays travel in perfectly straight lines into infinity
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::- The Perspective Lines receded infinitely and continuously into the distance
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==Aristotle's Round Earth Proofs==
 
==Aristotle's Round Earth Proofs==
  
 
There are three proofs Aristotle gave for the supposed rotundity of the earth. They are:
 
There are three proofs Aristotle gave for the supposed rotundity of the earth. They are:
  
* [[Sinking Ship Effect|Ships appear to sink as they recede past the horizon]]
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::*[[Sinking Ship Effect|Ships Appear to Sink as They Recede past the Horizon]]
* [[Antimoon|the shadow on the moon during a Lunar Eclipse is round]]
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::* [[Antimoon|The Shadow on the Moon During a Lunar Eclipse Is Round]]
* [[Shifting Constellations|The southern constellations of the night sky appear to rise as you travel southwards]]
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::* [[Shifting Constellations|The Southern Constellations of the Night Sky Appear to Rise as You Travel Southwards]]
  
==Eratosthenes Shadow Experiment==
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==Eratosthenes' Shadow Experiment==
  
Eratosthenes is famed for his shadow experiment where he determined the circumference of the Round Earth. However, this experiment assumes that the earth is a globe and that the sun is far away. The experiment can also be interpreted under a Flat Earth model as well. See:
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Eratosthenes is famed for his shadow experiment where he determined the circumference of the Round Earth and the distance to the sun. However, this experiment assumes that the earth is a globe and that the sun is far away. The experiment can also be interpreted under a Flat Earth model as well. See:
  
[[Erathostenes on Diameter]]
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::* [[Eratosthenes on Diameter]]<br>
[[Distance to the Sun]]
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::* [[Distance to the Sun]]
 
 
==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
 
  
 
[[Category:Ancient Greeks]]
 
[[Category:Ancient Greeks]]

Revision as of 18:49, 30 May 2019

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
- Light rays travel in perfectly straight lines into infinity
- The Perspective Lines receded infinitely and continuously into the distance

Aristotle's Round Earth Proofs

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

Eratosthenes' Shadow Experiment

Eratosthenes is famed for his shadow experiment where he determined the circumference of the Round Earth and the distance to the sun. However, this experiment assumes that the earth is a globe and that the sun is far away. The experiment can also be interpreted under a Flat Earth model as well. See: