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Post by ccfpcl » October 21st, 2018, 3:54 am

They're yours Linda. thank you!

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Post by wsraymond » October 21st, 2018, 6:44 pm

Hi,
I will read section 12 if it's still open.
Thnx,
--wa

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Post by ccfpcl » October 22nd, 2018, 1:05 am

Thank you Wa. It's yours.

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Post by wildlindajohnson » October 22nd, 2018, 7:23 am

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Post by tommack » October 22nd, 2018, 10:35 am

I would like to read chapter 6
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Post by ccfpcl » October 22nd, 2018, 2:28 pm

Thank you Tommack. I'll update the MW when I get home later this week, but ch6 is yours.

Best regards, Chris.

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Post by JorWat » October 22nd, 2018, 3:39 pm

PL OK!

Oh, and I just want to point out:
For example, Pythagorus, the great Greek philosopher of the sixth century B. C., believed the earth to be a globe, but it was not until Columbus discovered America—twenty centuries later—that people generally began to know that it was not flat.
Yeah... that's not true... We can blame Washinton Irving for that misconception:
According to historian Jeffrey Burton Russell, “no educated person in the history of Western Civilization from the third century B.C. onward believed that the Earth was flat.”

The myth of Columbus’ supposed flat earth theory is tempting: It casts the explorer’s intrepid journey in an even more daring light. Problem is, it’s completely untrue. The legend doesn’t even date from Columbus’ own lifetime. Rather, it was invented in 1828, when Washington Irving published The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus.
And following the link to Russell's article:
In my research, I looked to see how old the idea was that medieval Christians believed the earth was flat. I obviously did not find it among medieval Christians. Nor among anti-Catholic Protestant reformers. Nor in Copernicus or Galileo or their followers, who had to demonstrate the superiority of a heliocentric system, but not of a spherical earth. I was sure I would find it among the eighteenth-century philosophes, among all their vitriolic sneers at Christianity, but not a word. I am still amazed at where it first appears.

No one before the 1830s believed that medieval people thought that the earth was flat.
Sorry for the wall of text, I just don't like people being mislead.
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Post by wildlindajohnson » October 22nd, 2018, 5:16 pm

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Post by JorWat » October 23rd, 2018, 10:45 am

Jordan

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Post by wildlindajohnson » October 24th, 2018, 7:20 pm

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Post by wildlindajohnson » October 25th, 2018, 9:33 am

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Post by JorWat » October 25th, 2018, 12:46 pm

Jordan

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Post by wildlindajohnson » October 25th, 2018, 8:17 pm

I'll be glad to take Sections 13, 14, 15 and 16 to wrap this up.
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Post by ccfpcl » October 26th, 2018, 3:09 am

Fantastic - thanks Linda!

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Post by wildlindajohnson » October 29th, 2018, 6:26 am

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