Geologist Martin Pepper and Biologist Liz Bonnin investigate world history in a unique way: By exploring different parts of the world known for historic events and cataclysmic disasters, as well as parts of the world that have ties to the creation of the Earth from a scientific point of view. From the Ice Age, to the Meteor that struck the Earth 65 million years ago, to Krakatoa--watch as Martin and Liz learn How the Earth works!
Runtime: 60 minutes
How the Earth Works - Flat Earth - Netflix
The flat Earth model is an archaic conception of Earth's shape as a plane or disk. Many ancient cultures subscribed to a flat Earth cosmography, including Greece until the classical period, the Bronze Age and Iron Age civilizations of the Near East until the Hellenistic period, India until the Gupta period (early centuries AD), and China until the 17th century. The idea of a spherical Earth appeared in Greek philosophy with Pythagoras (6th century BC), although most pre-Socratics (6th–5th century BC) retained the flat Earth model. Aristotle provided evidence for the spherical shape of the Earth on empirical grounds by around 330 BC. Knowledge of the spherical Earth gradually began to spread beyond the Hellenistic world from then on. In the modern era, pseudoscientific flat Earth theories have been espoused by modern flat Earth societies and, increasingly, by unaffiliated individuals using social media.
How the Earth Works - Support for flat earth - Netflix
How the Earth Works - References - Netflix