Cir­cle or sphere?

Esquire (Singapore) - - FEATURE - Words by Mark Wild­ing

For cen­turies, un­til the Greeks proved them wrong, hu­mans be­lieved the Earth was flat. Now we know we live on a globe, float­ing in space. We do know that, right?

As con­spir­acy the­o­rists colonise

the cra­zier cor­ners of the In­ter­net, se­duc­ing and con­vert­ing the cred­u­lous and the cranky with ever more out­landish claims of cer­tainty,

Esquire at­tends Bri­tain’s first Flat Earth con­ven­tion (in Birm­ing­ham).

‘The Blue Mar­ble’, taken in De­cem­ber 1972 by astro­nauts aboard Apollo 17, was the first pho­to­graph to de­pict the spher­i­cal Earth in its en­tirety.

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