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maps upside down?
« on: 23/08/2006 03:23:12 »
If you look at a map of the world, the continents get narrower at the southern part and wider in the northern part of the world (like a top spinning) (gravity?).  If there is an up and down to the universe, the southern part of the world could actually be the top.  Our world maps may be upside down...


 

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« Reply #1 on: 23/08/2006 03:59:29 »
Wooo !!..I feel as if all the blood should be rushing to my head. :)

This is a great post Harmony.

yes, why do maps and globes portray the world the way they do ? With North at the top and South at the bottom ?

Oh..and WELCOME Harmony.... YAYYYYYYYYYYY !!

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« Reply #2 on: 23/08/2006 04:04:31 »
here you are welcome harmony

lets keep trying the untried since the birth of science innovations have been like  toy but their impacts have rocked the world
 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/08/2006 14:30:21 »
I would suppose we put North on top because global navagation was developed in the Northern hemisphere. The only feature that "stayed put" was Polaris, the north star. All of the early maps would be oriented toward that only reliable benchmark.

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« Reply #4 on: 23/08/2006 22:14:02 »
jysk is right its juat a trdition that has become the norm
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/08/2006 03:59:29 »
Wooo !!..I feel as if all the blood should be rushing to my head. :)

This is a great post Harmony.

yes, why do maps and globes portray the world the way they do ? With North at the top and South at the bottom ?

Oh..and WELCOME Harmony.... YAYYYYYYYYYYY !!

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Re: maps upside down?
« Reply #6 on: 23/08/2006 04:04:31 »
here you are welcome harmony

lets keep trying the untried since the birth of science innovations have been like  toy but their impacts have rocked the world
 

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« Reply #7 on: 23/08/2006 14:30:21 »
I would suppose we put North on top because global navagation was developed in the Northern hemisphere. The only feature that "stayed put" was Polaris, the north star. All of the early maps would be oriented toward that only reliable benchmark.

Mike
 

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« Reply #8 on: 23/08/2006 03:59:29 »
Wooo !!..I feel as if all the blood should be rushing to my head. :)

This is a great post Harmony.

yes, why do maps and globes portray the world the way they do ? With North at the top and South at the bottom ?

Oh..and WELCOME Harmony.... YAYYYYYYYYYYY !!

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
 

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Re: maps upside down?
« Reply #9 on: 23/08/2006 04:04:31 »
here you are welcome harmony

lets keep trying the untried since the birth of science innovations have been like  toy but their impacts have rocked the world
 

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« Reply #10 on: 23/08/2006 14:30:21 »
I would suppose we put North on top because global navagation was developed in the Northern hemisphere. The only feature that "stayed put" was Polaris, the north star. All of the early maps would be oriented toward that only reliable benchmark.

Mike
 

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« Reply #11 on: 23/08/2006 22:14:02 »
jysk is right its juat a trdition that has become the norm
 

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« Reply #12 on: 23/08/2006 14:30:21 »
I would suppose we put North on top because global navagation was developed in the Northern hemisphere. The only feature that "stayed put" was Polaris, the north star. All of the early maps would be oriented toward that only reliable benchmark.

Mike
 

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« Reply #13 on: 23/08/2006 22:14:02 »
jysk is right its juat a trdition that has become the norm
 

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