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Old 16 January 2019, 01:30 AM
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(Some) academics came to that conclusion based on well-considered observations, yes. Others "knew it" because they bought into some mumbo-jumbo about how the sphere was the perfect shape and so the world must be round, with we the living sitting upon the top half. It just so happens they were right (about the first part) but not so much about the rest or the why.. But who knows what Achilles the farmer knew or why?
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