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Old December 12th, 2012 (5:38 PM).
Nick Nick is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Age: 17
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Quote originally posted by Razor Leaf:
Heh. I remember how I was told that we revolve around the sun "because it's large" so I immediately put the planets in order of size and tried to make them revolve around each other simultaneously. I think eventually I had us doing a weird figure-of-eight around Jupiter and the sun, lol.

Believe it or not, the Greeks believed that the earth was shaped like a cylindrical disk. For 1000 BC, that's A LOT closer than a square that conveniently fits on a map lol.