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The World Doesn`t Look Like You`ve Been Told

Yet another thing we`ve been lied to about

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The World Doesn`t Look Like You`ve Been Told. Yet another thing we`ve been lied to about
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Hits: 5040 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 3.0 | Category: Science | Date: 01/20/2014
 
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SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2387 Posts
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:11:01 PM
mind officially blown. going out for a bourbon or four. anyone want to come along?

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:26:23 PM
Ever seen a satellite photo? What does it look like? When viewing the globe from a fixed orbit (e.g. at the equator), that's what you`re going to get. It`s no more geopolitically motivated than physics is.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4853 Posts
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:33:11 AM
llaa-"Teaching from relics is another example of public schools being anachronisms of the industrial age"

Don't ever forget the skills of the past. You never know when you may need them.

Case in Point: In 1998 the US Navy decided that the use of the sextant for celestial navigation was `obsolete`, so it dropped that course. In a bit of irony, the very same week they drop the course, the Global Positioning System mulfunctioned and was pretty much useless for about a week.

pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4471 Posts
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:13:39 AM
I'm with OldOllie 100%. Get a goddam globe if you want no distortion. The distortion thing was explained to us when we were in grade school.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Monday, January 20, 2014 8:43:25 PM

reaching piper. Enlgish. The irish Higgins' got the name from their british overlords. They worked their land. Okay, I made that up but it`s pretty darn likely. My granny would slap you into next week if you called her irish.

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