# Difference between revisions of "The Ancient Greeks"

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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: | ||

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* [[Antimoon|the shadow on the moon during a Lunar Eclipse is round]] | * [[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]] | * [[Shifting Constellations|The southern constellations of the night sky appear to rise as you travel southwards]] | ||

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+ | ==Continuous Universe== | ||

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+ | The Ancient Greeks believed in a Continuous Universe. Their concept of a perfect universe assumes: | ||

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+ | * 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 20:55, 26 June 2018

Aristotle 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. Their concept of a perfect universe assumes:

- 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