Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 year ago

Did ancient man assume there's nothing beyond the horizon because they'd never been there and they couldn't see it from where they stood?

Was it reasonable for them to think thus?

6 Answers

  • 1 year ago

    Sure. On both things. Makes you wonder what we "know" presently, because it's all we've seen so far -

  • 1 year ago

    It depends on how many people talked about it back then. It seems like someone could have said that and that others said there was something there.

  • 1 year ago

    Pre-historic man, perhaps.

    The ancient Greeks knew in 500BC how big planet earth was.


  • TB12
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Unlikely,, every ancient society had those people that decided they had to see for themselves, so they went off in search of what lay beyond, and then returned to tell of what they found.

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  • 1 year ago

    theres seems to be plenty of evidence saying that was never the case, any sailor could tell you the horizon is unreachable, jst running up a hill and you can c a departing ship for longer, proof the horizon curves

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The horizon is infinite.

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