Originally posted by TheLegend
reply to post by Harte
I broke it down into a lil story to help you:
Harte: "I don't see how it's related, forgive my small attention span."
Legend: "Well, the east/west parallel that crosses the most landmass and the north/south meridian that crosses the most land intersect in two places on the earth, one is the Great Pyramid."
Only on a flat map. And not even on a flat map, if you want to be factual about it.
Harte: "How is that possible to know when the Earth is a sphere?"
Legend: "Harte, you silly boy... www.e-education.psu.edu..."
Harte: "Man, you are blowing my MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIND!"
Legend: "Calm down, you'll be ok, It's called spherical geometry. With it we can then get a 2D image of a 3D sphere (in this situation, Earth): mirror-us-ga1.gallery.hd.org... You see, there's multiple forms of geometry, not just 1 as you said."
As I said, I teach geometry. Your assumption that I know of "only one" stems from the shallowness of your perception.
That, or poor reading skills.
Try your little "center of mass" (a fallacious statement in itself) exercise on a globe.
Harte: "Holy...in all my years of faking being a geometry teacher, I never thunk it possible. I'm sorry for implying Youtube was a bad thing btw. I now realize it's just a medium of public information."
Legend: "Haha, that's ok, we all have our setbacks. *Looks at the camera* and you kids out there just remember, eat your fruits and stay in school! us.123rf.com..."
Youtube is (mostly) a bad thing because people like you believe everything you see on it.
Note: This story is based on actual events (kinda). Names (AND FACTS) may have been changed in order to protect the identity of those involved (but not really). This story contains very graphic content (but not really). Viewer discretion is advised (if you're a toddler).edit on 1-3-2012 by TheLegend because: (no reason given)
There. I fixed that for you.
edit on 3/2/2012 by Harte because: (no reason given)