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Old December 25th 16, 05:22 AM posted to sci.space.history
Greg \(Strider\) Moore
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Default Another stupid question comes to mind

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Okay, so I'm retired and have too much time on my hands. But I was sitting
looking at a nice globe I have, made from gemstones, and got wondering, who
decided on how we perceive earths orientation. I mean, with the "north
pole" at
the top. Obviously from space, we could very easily see it "upside down".
Who
decides these things? Like I said, a stupid question, but I had to ask.


Some good answers, but basically as others have said, most major populations
were north of the Equator and realized the Earth rotated.

In the meantime I recommend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVX-PrBRtTY as a
cute, funny and actually interesting take on maps and how they influence us.


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