SCIENCE: Did You Know? Who Were The First Philosophers That Found Out The Earth's Shape and on What Does the Earth Suspended?||Pay 10% to Steemalive

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Introduction

Are you a Science student? How about learning something new? If so then this article is for you. You may be surprised or be reminded of how Science agrees with what the Holy Scriptures says centuries before now.

Let's go!

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What was the ancient belief about the earth's shape?

Centuries ago, lots of people hold varying ideas about what shape the earth has. The Babylonians thought that it's in hollow form so as to give space for people of the underworld. Egyptian belief was that it has four corners so it's flat with each corner having a mountain as a support. Even some monks among the early Christendom were said to have supported such flat earth notion and propagated it.

Scientific evidence discovered

In the early 6th century BC., some philosophers like Pythagoras, Aristotle, Ptolemy and also Euclid began the search and came to realized that rather than being flat, the earth is spherical and that nothing is carrying the earth.

In 1687 C.E., Sir Isaac Newton invented what he referred to as calculus, a theory which he used to change the view of many critics regarding the shape of earth. With this invention, he calculated the circumference of earth away from the sun. He proposed the gravitational law, then came to the conclusion of a round but oblate sphere earth.

What agreement is there with the Scriptures - Bible?

Both Pythagora, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Euclid, Isaac Newton, all wrote their propositions thousands of years after some parts of the Holy Scriptures penned by Prophet Moses and Isaiah respectively wrote under inspiration that the earth 🌎 is circle in form. Consider the following verses:

At the book of Job chapter 26 verse 7, we read

He stretches out the northern sky over empty space, Suspending the earth upon nothing.

The verse quoted above is in agreement with Pythagoras findings about the circle of the earth form which was credibly supported by other philosophers - Aristotle, Ptolemy and Euclid.

Another agreement is found in the book of Isaiah chapter 40 verse 22. It says

There is One who dwells above the circle of the earth,...

It is noteworthy that while these philosophers made their findings in the sixth century and in 1687C.E. respectively, the Bible wrote those contents in 1473BCE and in 732BCE respectively. That was 200 years after Moses wrote the book of Job and over 3000 years has gone by before Sir Isaac Newton's calculus.

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The earth is spherical as illustrated by me using a bulb of orange wrapped with tissue.

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It's hanging out on nothing as illustrated by me hanging the wrapped orange from the roof.

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Nice and interesting post.

When I was still in my tender age we taght that the world is round like circle,but after some research I now believe that the earth has no permanent shape.

Dear @chukwu10, what's nice and interesting in my post? Mention one please, that'll be a quality comment. Read at least the beginning and the ending part of my post, surely you'll get something to comment. It'll also show that you are growing in your Steemit journey. Am waiting for your response. Thanks.

Done.

Amazing write-up there @meymeyshops. Your illustrations are all original and good. Keep sharing good content.

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Although every human is a free moral agent, and can make his/her own decisions, open minded people like the likes you mentioned in your post ( e.g, sir. Isaac Newton and others) have through the centuries come to see the compatibility of science and the Bible on this issue about the earths shape.

What I loved in this write up was your sampling out the various beliefs o and perceptions of the different People who had walk the earth. More to that, was your minimal/careful criticism of (if any) those ancient views.

@meymeyshops. That is detailed explanation on your post. It is educative and informative.
The way you presented it is absolutely convincing.
Especially those old believes of Babylonians, Egyptians and Monks

The Babylonians thought that it's in hollow form so as to give space for people of the underworld. Egyptian belief was that it has four corners so it's flat with each corner having a mountain as a support. Even some monks among the early Christendom were said to have supported such flat earth notion and propagated it.

Thank you for explaining to us what was written some years ago at the books of Job and Isaiah. Best wishes

Thanks bro, glad to read your message after a long while. How's your family? My regards.

@meymeyshops. The family is good. Trust same for you. That your blog put a smile on my face. Welldone my sister. Enjoy your day. Best wishes.