Re: the arrogance of postmodern mumbo jumbo

24 Sep 1996 03:22:24 -0400

In article <51usih$>, (Philip
Deitiker) writes:

>columbus and magellan proved to them the world was round not flat, so
>the center of the word was several thousand miles below a center if
>the world was flat (thus jeruselum or rome was as far from the center
>as any other place).

Nobody with any education ever thought that the world was flat. Certainly
none of the scholars who evaluated Columbus's proposed voyage for the
Catholic Kings of Spain thought the world was flat. The problem with
Columbus's proposal was that it assumed too small a value for the radius
of the earth. He got lucky that there was some land between Europe and