The Church says the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the Moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.

Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) Portuguese explorer

Probably spurious. No mention can be found prior to Ingersoll tentatively attributing it to Magellan in 1873.
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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  1. says:

    This is currently thought to be a false attribution see this article:

  2. *** Dave says:

    Thanks. I’ve added a comment to that effect.

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