posted on Mar, 15 2010 @ 07:58 PM
As a person still in high-school, and who took geography honors last year, I'm sort of confused as to how so many people claim that "this was
there" and what not. We constantly were tested on our geographic knowledge, identifying random countries on the map, islands, etc.
Maybe because most of you are older than I am, you were raised looking at different maps.
Last year, and actually in the beginning of my AP world history class, we were introduced to a few types of maps. There were 3 we learned about. The
three maps were pretty similar, except they varied in 3 major areas. One map was extremely accurate near the poles (north and south), the outlines of
the countries/continents were spot on, but towards the center, the map became very inaccurate ( things were larger than they are, smaller than they
are, seemingly out of place). On another map, the poles were drawn very vaguely, and seemed almost elementary, while the center, around the equator
was extremely detailed and accurate, as far as I'm concerned. The third and final map was strange, and I'm not quite sure if I'm recalling right,
but I believe that the horizontal (east to west) details were spot on, but the vertical (north and south) details were very exaggerated. ie: south
america touched antarctica, australia was very long vertically. It all depends on the type of maps that you were exposed to in your youth.
This is just my opinion though. But since so many of you claim to be from a different time-line, who knows, anything is possible.