Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Calling B.S. on the flat earth myth

This is a letter to the editor from the January 13, 2009 edition of the Express-News:

Sailing off the edge

Gov. Rick Perry says the idea of regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant is a ridiculous notion for someone like him with “common sense” (“Session may be tinted green,” Metro, Jan. 2).

A thousand years ago, people with common sense thought the world was flat.

Barry Bradley


Two-thousand years ago people with any education and those that made their living off the sea knew the world was a sphere. Educated people because they would have studied Aristotle, who knew the earth was round. Sailors, fishermen, and coastal dwellers because they would have seen the visual effects of a curved earth on distant ships.

Mr. Bradley, if you're going to engage in political hyperbole and submit it to the newspaper for publication, you might do a quick fact check first so you're grounded in fact.

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