The genesis account makes more sense now. That world map is wrong.
This is most interesting.
Is the world map actually upside down. Many of us assumed the popular world map orientation correct. Our maps are upside down and distorted. This should be the map taught in schools.
Notice how africa and south america are the proportional size you would see on a globe. The profound arbitrariness of our current cartographic conventions was made evident by mcarthur s universal corrective map of the world an iconic upside down view of the world that recently. The world is not as it seems humanity has been brainwashed by a flemish mapmaker and we re probably living in a colonial matrix.
Most might recognize the old world map from faded school textbooks. But forget everything you know. In the widely successful netflix series stranger things creators the duffer brothers introduced their audience to a place known as the upside down coined by badass superhuman and beloved buzz cut slayer eleven the upside down is allegedly where will best friend of mike dustin and lucas is being held hostage by a no faced beast known as the demogorgon.
So perhaps the world might get. This allows us to see depth and to see the world as it is right side up. It s called the mercator projection.
In this map the equator is right in the middle of the picture. I know this will never happen. The simple answer to the question was this.
Early chinese compasses were actually oriented to point south which was considered to be more desirable than deepest darkest north. Arguments that the image we process is actually what we see aside the images of the world cast on our retina are upside down and slightly off from each other and then our brains process the image for us. In a flip of convention my giant framed world map displays the southern hemisphere australia included at the top.
I hope you re sitting down. I now believe it incorrect and the upside down orientation more correct. Turning the map upside down.
It isn t upside down at all.