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When Plato (348 BC) introduced the theory about the roundness of the Earth, the Roman State rejected it. ,for what reasons ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 04 Dec '12 08:32 pm
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Roundness of the Earth. When Plato introduced the theory about the roundness of the Earth, the Roman State rejected it.
The Church vehemently stated the Earth was flat. While Europe and the Church opposed the theory that the world was round, Muslim civilization revived and adopted it. Muslim geographers from the ninth century on like Ibn Khardazabah, Ibn Rustah, and scholars like Ibn Hazm explicitly stated that the earth was round, not flat.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 04 Dec '12 08:34 pm

 
  
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Though Plato (348 B.C) introduced the first theory about the roundness of the Earth, he was not adequately welcome. Rather, the Roman State rejected this idea. In (547 A.D), COSMAS, the father of Romanian geography stated that "the world is like a wheel surrounded by ocean water from all directions." This matter reached its zenith when the Church and its earlier fathers, topped by Laktanshius vehemently adopted this theory. They stated that the Earth was flat and the other side of the Earth is uninhabited; otherwise, people might fall in the space.[3]

Roundness of the EarthIslamic civilization attempted to revive and adopt the theory of Earth's roundness. One of the most important reason for such adoption is that the Holy Qur'an diversely refers to the roundness of the Earth. For example, Allah says "and the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse)" (Naziat 30). The word Dahia in language means the ball. Similarly, Allah speaks about the rotation of the Earth around its ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 04 Dec '12 08:38 pm

 
  
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