To answer these and similar questions, mankind looked at his environment and tried to find simple, logical explanations. He tried to discover those things that seemed to make sense based on what he could see.
One of the results of this approach was that the Earth was flat, like a plate. Earth was the very center of all that existed. While the Earth was like a plate, the heavens were like an inverted bowl, with the celestial bodies attached to the surface of the bowl. Up and down were absolutes. It all made sense, based on mankind’s observations.
Plants were not living things, but an extension of the earth. Supernatural forces controlled everything. Mankind began to fear and worship these…
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