"Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless."
What does man gain from all his labour at which he toils under the sun?
Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.
The Myth of the Flat Earth
And if anybody has doubts of the validity of that article, also check out Wikipedia.
Orson Scott Card's novel "Pastwatch, the redemption of Christopher Columbus" has a scene or two when Columbus, convinced God has told him to sail westward is trying manipulate the various greek estimates of the Earth's circumference to try and justify his expedition.
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