Monday, October 08, 2012

Oy Vey

At halftime of the Monday night game, Chris Berman announced that because of Columbus, we know "the world's not flat, it's round."

What's really remarkable about this nonsense is that if we didn't know this before Columbus, how in the world would Columbus's voyages would have shown it? He only showed there was land to the west of Europe.

1 comment:

  1. You're right! I wouldn't have even caught that trumping of the normal stupidity (i.e. "Columbus didn't think the earth was flat like his peers, so he set out to reach the Indies going west").


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