Posted: Jan 16, 2013 6:13 pm
by you_are_what_you_is
Macdoc wrote:somebody got it early on - bet that's why Magellan is not so well known despite his accomplishments


That quote has never been sourced to Magellan. It's extremely unlikely he, or anyone else of the same period, said anything like that, given that the Church did not believe that the Earth was flat. There were a few people who believed it, but they were an extreme minority. Almost every educated person from at least the Greeks onward was well aware of the sphericity of the Earth.