How media should view polls

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Hattip: NickS linking to PhD comics

5 comments on “How media should view polls”

  1. Sanctuary 1

    Very funny, but unfortunately Galileo was tried for supporting Copernican heliocentrism, not for saying the earth is round.

    Signed – Someone who took a basic history course.

    • Beat me to it, Sanctuary.

      The idea that people in the middle ages, dark ages, or any time in the last 2000 years have considered the Earth flat just doesn’t bear analysis. Pliny the Elder wrote of it in “Natural History”. Going further back, Eratosthenes didn’t just know it was spherical, but calculated its circumference (perhaps to within 2%).

      • Marty G 1.2.1

        everyone knows that the ancients knew the world is spherical and it’s surely irrelevant to the point of the post but if makes you feel good.

  2. Marty G 2

    and the cartoon doesn’t say galileo came up with the spherical earth. if you like, imagine that the journo is conflating heliocentrism and spherical earth like they do weather and climate

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