These wrong ideas about the earth

Obviously the earth is flat!

--but, of course, hardly anyone believed him
because this was in conflict with what everyone
could see with his own eyes.

2,00 years later

1543, Copernicus
presented the idea of the
earth rotating daily on its
axis as part of his general
theory that the earth
revolvers about the sun

--in the next three centuries after Copernicus, scientists came to accept this idea, and looked for demonstrations that could actually be performed on earth.

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