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Old December 25th 16, 04:22 AM posted to
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".
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 as a
cute, funny and actually interesting take on maps and how they influence us.

Greg D. Moore
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