As the researcher and author Stephen Jay Gould once composed, the possibility that numerous individuals—including the Spaniards and Christopher Columbus—trusted the Earth to be level was to a great extent created by nineteenth century journalists, for example, Washington Irving, Jean Letronne and others. Letronne was "a scholastic of solid enemy of religious biases… who keenly attracted upon both to distort the congregation fathers and their medieval successors as trusting in a level earth," Russell noted.
Regardless, while it's enjoyable to envision counterfactual situations, science continues by concocting speculations to clarify perceptions. With regards to these hypotheses, the easier, the better, Davis says. The level Earth thought, in any case, unmistakably starts with the possibility that the planet is planar, and after that endeavors to turn different perceptions to its advantage. You can discover odd clarifications for individual wonders under this structure, says Davis, however "it goes to pieces before long."
Although it’s a proven fact that Earth is spherical in shape, there are a lot of arguments which deny the theory of Earth being flat.