platygaeanism

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platygaean +‎ -ism

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platygaeanism (uncountable)

  1. belief that the Earth's shape is a plane or disk.
    • 1987 November 27, Jolly, Bret, “Re: Flat Earth”, talk.origins, Usenet:
      It should be clear that my presentation of platygaeanism is *much* more cogent and intelligent than anything creationists or astrologers have been able to come up with.
    • 2001 August 6, Steven J., “Re: Platyg?nism”, talk.origins, Usenet:
      According to Ron Numbers's _The Creationists_, geocentrism remained common among Missouri synod Lutherans until about a century ago (and still has followers in various sects). Platygaeanism had its adherents until recently, at least.
    • 2001 August 7, Aron-Ra, “Re: Platygæanism”, talk.origins, Usenet:
      All that site did list were a few people that I thought existed already followed by a posse of perfectly understandable reasons for me to have believed in Catholic Platygæanism at least until now.

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