chapter  V
The Underworld as Conceived by the Ancients
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To our scientific minds the conception of the world as a plate, and not a globe, seems childish, but as some justification for this belief we must remem­ ber that primitive man was merely acting on the strictly practical and scien­ tific maxim-“Observe n a t u r e O n the other hand, the majority of the people who consider the world to be a globe do so by faith alone, and have never tried to test the statements of scientists for themselves, although to the casual observer these appear to ran quite contrary to what we seem to see.