Technically, Earth is a sphere, of course, as in a baseball rather than a dinner plate.
A new survey has found that a third of young millennials in the U.S. aren’t convinced the Earth is actually round. The national poll reveals that 18 to 24-year-olds are the largest group in the country who refuse to accept the scientific facts of the world’s shape. More.
Now, this came out on April 5, not April 1.
Two things: If you had attended a cathedral school a millennium ago, you would have known the Earth – like all the “heavenly bodies” – is a sphere. You might not have learned much else by way of science but you would have learned that.
Second, if this finding holds up, it tells us how successful recent education methods for which we all pay taxes have been.