Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 5 months 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

  • 5 months ago

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

  • 5 months 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.

  • 5 months ago

    Pre-historic man, perhaps.

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


  • TB12
    Lv 7
    5 months 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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  • 5 months 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

    • john5 months agoReport

      one a ship has gone over the horizon you cant c them with a telescope,light travels in a straight line, all youd c is a closer horizon

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The horizon is infinite.

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