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I find myself curious about flat-earth theories, and wondering if they count as myths for the sake of this site. As per
this question, age is not hugely important.
I'm sure questions about
Nüwa holding up the sky would be okay, but maybe there is a distinction I'm missing.
Question: Are modern-day flat-earth myths on-topic?
Dec 11, 2020 at 12:15
I think we need to be careful about the word myth. There are two definitions of the word. One involves traditional stories that encode values and beliefs about the world. The other is just a synonym for "false belief."
The former is well on topic here, but the latter is more appropriate for something like the Skeptics stack.
Mar 13, 2021 at 16:05
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I don't see why they would not be on-topic. Especially with relation to derivation from older cultures or theories.
After all, most ancient cultures knew the world was round. Flat-earth theories only seemed to arrive in mediaeval times in the west. So, a good topic for questions.
Dec 16, 2020 at 10:34
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