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Anaximander, (born 610 BCE, Miletus [now in Turkey]—died 546 BCE), Greek philosopher who was the first to develop a cosmology, or systematic philosophical view of the world.

Only a short fragment of Anaximander’s work survives, so reconstructions of his philosophy and astronomy must be based on summaries by later Greek writers, such as the 1st- or 2nd-century CE compiler of philosophical opinions Aëtius, the 3rd-century theologian and antipope Hippolytus, and the 6th-century Neoplatonist philosopher Simplicius. Anaximander is said to have been a pupil or associate of the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus and to have written about astronomy, geography, and the nature of things.

The flat Earth model is an archaic conception of Earth's shape as a plane or disk. Many ancient cultures subscribed to a flat Earth cosmography, including Greece until the classical period, the Bronze Age and Iron Age civilizations of the Near East until the Hellenistic period, India until the Gupta period (early centuries AD), and China until the 17th century.

The idea of a spherical Earth appeared in ancient Greek philosophy with Pythagoras (6th century BC), although most pre-Socratics (6th–5th century BC) retained the flat Earth model. In the early 4th century BC Plato wrote about a spherical Earth, and by about 330 BC his former student Aristotle provided evidence for the spherical shape of the Earth on empirical grounds. Knowledge of the spherical Earth gradually began to spread beyond the Hellenistic world from then on.,%E2%80%9CThe%20soul%20is%20a%20magician.%20More%20items...

                                                                                                    Do flat-earthers believe that other planets are also flat?
                                                                                                                                                     Oliver Markus Malloy

  Neil Tyson Demonstrates Absurdity of "Flat Earth"


                                         Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
                                                                                                                                                              Isaac Newton

Beyond The Globe! - Full documentary. (Shhhh Flat Earth)