ucim wrote:... and they get away with it because to the actual decisions most people make in life, it doesn't matter what shape the earth is. Unless you are a tanker ship captain in the southern hemisphere or a GPS systems designer for example, you can get by believing the earth is banana shaped.
Alas, what people believe the shape of the earth is shows what the shape of the earth is in.
Pffft, the doom Sayers have been whining about the quality of present day since forever. Prove it that the shape of the Earth is getting worse with some metrics that span hundreds or thousands of years. And no cheating by saying global warming.