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ERIC Number: EJ1180103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Flat Earth Theory: An Exercise in Critical Thinking
Brízová, Leontýna; Gerbec, Kelsey; Šauer, Jirí; Šlégr, Jan
Physics Education, v53 n4 Article 045014 Jul 2018
In this paper we present a critical analysis of some of the arguments of flat Earth theory, and we also try to show that this analysis and refutation of these false claims can be a useful exercise in critical thinking that is so much needed today. This article can also make it easier for teachers who are exposed to some of the arguments of flat Earth theory by their students. Some arguments of this theory are completely senseless, and some can simply be disproved by trigonometry or basic physical laws.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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