Yes And No The Flat Earth. In Biblical Times notable scientists were proving through scientific study that the Earth was round like Eratosthenes in Ancient Egypt, even estimating that the Earth was about 24,622 miles around. Only off by about 300 miles. 2000 years ago. So people aren't saying biblical men and women were idiots all around. Just that, like right now as is apparent in this forum, there are those who will forego evidence slapping them in the face if its not in agreement with their beliefs. People around the world didnt take what this guy said seriously for hundreds of years. Though some accepted that the world could be round, most thought that number way way too big. It took Columbus running into America before people started to really believe the Earth was bigger than they had thought. And even after we have things like airplanes and satellites circling the globe daily and space flights going up and taking pictures of a rotating globe. Still there were people claiming the Earth was Flat.