1893: Map of the Square and Stationary Earth Chris January 17, 2012 1800-1899, Maps 5 CommentsFavourited 627 times Add to favourites 5 Responses CatM January 17, 2012 The dangers of taking the bible too literally. Reply Alan Bickerstaff January 17, 2012 Interesting that he actually showed the correct orbital and rotational speeds on the map anyway…. Reply Ruth January 17, 2012 It’s the Discworld! Actually, he’s quite wrong in saying that the Bible condemns the idea of a circular earth. There’s even a verse that says that God “sits on the circle of the earth”. Oh well, he was clearly a bit of an odd fish… :S Reply qka January 17, 2012 The last known complete copy of this map was recently donated to the Library of Congress (US). http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/11651 This site has a much larger copy – 3132 x 2148 pixels – for those who are interested. More info: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/1549-ingenious-flat-earth-theory-revealed-old-map.html On the right side middle is a depiction of Ferguson’s opinion of what would life would be like if we really lived on a globe hurtling thru space. I guess he never heard of gravity. Reply Brian Gonigal January 17, 2012 Ironically, I just finished reading a blog post by Phil Plait, who writes Discover Magazine’s “Bad Astronomer” column, where he repeated his belief that “Intelligent Design” (i.e. Creationism) is on it’s last legs and the concept is about to disappear for good. Seeing things like this makes it hard for me to share his optimism. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.