posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:04 AM
The closest example is C.
Always has been and notwithstanding some catastrophic plate tectonics it will remain so for a very long foreseeable future.
I'm in Britain, and in my school days I finished my year 10 Geography examination in the top 2 percentile of the countries results. I also helped a
friend to plan a round the world trip which included a 6 month stay in Australia, and a trip over to New Zealand. I can still, from that experience,
recite the names of the majority of capitals (including legislative/administrative variations) for the 195 countries of the world (195 is a
contentious number depending on Taiwan [Chinese?], Vatican City, Puerto Rico, even England, Wales, Scotland - let's not get into that!).
By the sounds of things I'm on the same time-line as most ATSer's. Perhaps if you had a published Atlas from your previous time-line experience the
argument might hold some weight, but unfortunately all of this memory recall is conjecture and can easily be down to 98 folk's just not remembering
the map correctly.
Several polls have been conducted in America where over 50% of respondents could not correctly locate some of the states.
There are worse stories of people not being able to point to North America
on a world map. blogs.news.com.au...
I'm not saying Brits are any smarter, this whole issue to me just highlights the disinterest in Geography, and doesn't point toward a time shift or
whatever you're calling it.
Bottom line: it's still where it should be.
[edit on 28-4-2010 by Pr0t0]