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The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey is a podcast exploration of scientific inquiry through it's history and philosophy.  New episodes weekly.

Mar 13, 2016

A look at the evidence gathered by the Greek, Hellenistic and Arabic natural philosophers that determined the size and shape of the Earth.  Aristotle's lines of evidence are discussed as are the measurements of Eratosthenes, Posidonius and al-Biruni.  We also take a look at the myth that it was Columbus who first thought the Earth was round and how it arose.