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Goin' South, Part 2

Monday, 07 August 2017 00:00;
Examining the doctrines of the so-called "Southern Hemisphere School" - by Ray Harris Introduction to the Second Half "What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators, Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?" So the Bellman would cry:and the crew would reply "They are merely conventional signs!" - Lewis Carroll, "The Hunting of the Snark" Remember, the Equator is a Construct Recognize that the division of the Earth into hemispheres is a construct -- a product of human thinking, a mental note agreed upon by members of our civilization. Just as we agree there are Northern and Southern Hemispheres, we also agree there are western and eastern hemispheres -- and all are the result of cartographic conventions, not real phenomena. If you are a native of an equatorial country you are not aware of the Equator, for nothing marks its presence. There are no sudden changes -- the Moon does not…