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Discussion in 'The OT' started by fluffybear, Aug 20, 2012.
What were the 'Seven Seas' of days gone by, and what ever happened to them?
I was always taught that "Seven Seas" was used as an expression for all the world's oceans in general.
And it's a good name for a fish restaurant; works well in song lyrics, too.
The Seven Seas are addressed in the Wiki article I linked above.
I was taught that the Antarctic or Southern Ocean wasn't truly an ocean because it didn't have an ocean basin.
Globes weren't used much in my school, it was pretty much large flat maps. But I certainly don't remember anything on explanations of different projections and pros/cons.
According to my daughter, she asked her teacher about the Southern Ocean and was told not to mention it or count it on the test. I had hoped the teacher would have replied to my e-mail about this subject but I have yet to hear anything.
Ask that teacher who discovered America.
It does not bother me that the teacher may not have known about "The Southern Ocean" as I did not even know existed until a few days ago. When I was young, it was called the Antarctic Ocean and some point it went away (much the way Pluto did) and now it is back again with a new name.
In my experience there is a lot of educators who like to gripe about parents are not getting involved and helping kids with their education but when we point out these mistakes and attempt to educate our kids, the kids are told to ignore these facts.
It was Eric the Red's grandfather, no??
It was Eskimos when Bering Strait wasn't there 4000 years ago.
I'm guessing you don't watch Whale Wars then. :lol:
That's like saying American Indians discovered the United States.
The Eskimos are indigenous. They didn't discover it, they were already there.
They came form Siberia and before that from South Asia, see genetic research of Native Americans or Mayan civilization.
The eskimos in Alaska are Inuit which originated from the Bering Sea coast of what is now Alaska. The eskimos from Siberia are called Yupik.
I wouldn't go further into naming, just want stay with well established migration path in past: Africa -> Asia -> North America -> South America.
Then you would be wrong.
I'm not a historic nor a genetic researcher , reading everywhere what scientists discovering - why you think you're right ? If you're a creationist or believe in UFO and its involvement into spreading people over continents then all our dispute just came to the end.
If I may butt back in: I believe the difference is in what constitutes "discovering". I don't believe that the peoples that came across the Bering bridge discovered anything. They were just travelling to look for new game or new places to dwell, completely unaware that they were discovering anything. The process took tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of years.
We speak of the discovery of the Americas by Europeans. And it wasn't Cristophoro Columbo!