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Most recent answer: 04/02/2008
Who discovered the theory of the Earth spinning on its axis?
- Zanthia (age 15)
Austin, Texas, United States
To the best of our knowledge, it was first proposed by Aristarchus of Samos in about 250 BC. His writings are not preserved but there is a record of someone asking that he be indicted for holding such impious views.

Mike W.

(published on 04/02/2008)

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