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Old 30-07-2007, 12:59 AM   #14
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In the days before the solid sphere (SS) model became accepted, the flat Earth (FE) model occupied exactly the same paradigm slot that the current SS model does. It was the one on all the maps, everyone accepted it is fact, it matched all the contemporary geological theories. What's more those who contradicted it; including those who upheld the SS model that is the conventional model today, like Columbus and Magellan, were ridiculed and shunned.

So if the FE model and the SS models occupy the same paradigm slot, so to speak, why should we accept the SS model as the final, ultimate truth?
Absolutely right! no one has the copyright on the ultimate truth, specially
if it has not been proven in any way! we can give it the benefit of the doubt at least ,and have an open mind about it.
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