Monday, June 1, 2020


Children get the wrong idea about the earth from globes.   We tend to think that the North Pole is up and the South Pole is down.   Actually, there is no up and down in space; humans in the northern hemisphere have just made the maps that way for centuries. 

To be accurate, the northern hemisphere countries should be readable on a globe when the north pole is viewed at the top, and the countries in the southern hemisphere should be readable when the glove is rotated and the south pole is viewed at the top.

Or an alternative offering: present it both ways.


The way it is now subliminally suggest that the countries in the northern hemisphere are more important than the southern countries,

That is not a fucking snow flake observation.
We need to present science, history and geography factually, and in a way to make children think.
Math can take care of itself.

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. Yes, the ideological subtext of map-making is well recognized and it works in favour of the colonizing countries of the world.

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