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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 14
01-11-2011, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by hort_wort View Post
* according to "common knowledge" developed in the most recent 0.1% of humanity's existence....

Don't despair over what "everyone knows to be true" this decade. Remember that the Earth was flat a few generations ago. We have no right to make definitive statements about the nature of the universe, only guesses from a very limited set of data.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_the_Flat_Earth

Actually, the idea of people thinking the earth was flat is another myth. :p

While I don't necessarily enjoy providing Wikipedia as a source, it does sum it up nicely! ^.^