The standard classroom maps we all learned geography from are based on the Mercator projection, a 16th century rendering that preserved lines used for navigation while hideously distorting the true sizes of continents and oceans further from the equator…
For centuries, cartographers have made numerous attempts to account for the inconsistency…The problem was so widespread that a French mathematician even developed an eponymous equation to quantify the degree of distortion that a map experienced.
The Peters Projection World Map is one of the most stimulating, and controversial, images of the world. When this map was first introduced by historian and cartographer Dr. Arno Peters at a Press Conference in Germany in 1974 it generated a firestorm of debate…The Peters Projection is an area accurate map.
That doesn’t necessarily mean a shape accurate map.
- The Antarctic Ice Sheetextends beyond the land-continent in its winter – the northern latitudes’ summer, to about 7.3 million square miles.
To give some sense of the size, the greatest diameter of the earth is said to be 25,000 miles at the equator. If this diameter is the edge of a circular plane instead of centered on a sphere, Antarctica’s 25,000 miles long ring would average 300 miles wide throughout.
To put this in perspective, the Rocky Mountain range is only 3,000 miles long and only varies in width from 70 to 300 miles.
Then there is the fact that the landmass of Antarctica is covered with towering mountains.
- From an article published in November 202
Great power competition in Antarctica…is on the rise. There, strategic rivals increasingly assert territorial claims, contend for natural resources, and expand their scientific influence at earth’s southern extreme…
In December 1927, [US Navy Admiral] Byrd articulated…“Man cannot claim mastery of the globe until he conquers the Antarctic continent…”
Significantly…there has been a continuous American presence on the continent.
This is clearly demonstrating that the “northern hemisphere” of a ball shaped earth is much smaller than the “Southern Hemisphere. In other words, the landmass actually splays out from the North Pole, is at its largest around the “equator” which is not at all “equating” two halves of a ball but is the circumference of a flat circle.
Stay with me. It only gets more persuasive.
Sinusoidal Projection: …succeeds in presenting a more accurate view of the poles, but at the cost of misshapen continents and bent meridian. This is also clearly showing this showing that you can’t represent our continents on a ball?
Bonne Projection: …dates back to the 16th century. The heart shape preserves integrity near the center, but gets progressively more unrealistic as it moves outward.
Again, the ball shape seems to be the problem.
Armadillo Projection: …keeps the continents in decent shape while causing the oceans to appear smaller, and cutting off half of Australia and all of New Zealand.
As well as Anarctica, the 5th largest continent by landmass covering 20% of the “Southern Hemisphere” when you add in the ice sheets. I don’t see that monstrosity anywhere on this map.
The 2016 winner of Japan’s prestigious Good Design,..preserves the true dimensions of the continents by angling them outward instead of stretching them…Their website states that the goal was to create a map better suited to address the problems of the 21st century…by more accurately depicting what areas near the poles actually look like.
Called the AuthaGraph, the result is a map that looks a little different that most of us are used to…Most importantly, the continents are all rendered as they actually appear. Africa has regained its geographic primacy while North America and Europe are shrunk back to their true sizes. The oceans, too, are finally represented accurately…Narukawa has achieved a geographically accurate depiction of Earth.
Then what does this say about the classroom globes’ depiction of the continents? Take a look at South America’s eastern seaboard, for example.
Or NASA’s depiction of South America from space, which is apparently modeled on school globes and not an actual photo from space. This same photo has been on NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory since 2015.
You have to seriously question NASA’s honesty.
Back in 2015, acamera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captured this unique series of images…
Where are the continents in this set of photos?
Going back to the AuthaGraph map. Why is it set up as a rectangle pushed into a cornet that fails to spread the available amount of ocean around the land spaces in a circular area as we know is the case around the North Pole from personally traveling on or above the oceans from one continent to another?
Perhaps because it then highlights the fact that there isn’t enough landmass and ocean to account for a Southern Hemisphere?
The Antarctic region is reported to cover approximately 20 percent of the Southern Hemisphere.
Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent in terms of total land area. But to this we must add the rest of the total area of the region called The Antarctic. This is bounded by the Antarctic Convergence…an uneven line of latitudewhere the northward-flowing Antarctic waters meet the rest of the world’s oceans.
The Transantarctic with the Queen Maud, Queen Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth, Admiralty, and Royal Society Ranges, the Ellsworth with the Sentinel and Heritage Ranges, and the Tangra Mountains on the Livingston Island.
At 2,200 miles long, the Transantarctic Mountains are the fourth-longest mountain range in the world.About 98% is covered in ice, only the highest peaks are visible…ancient fossils indicate that the region once hosted a diverse range of plants and reptiles.
Mount Kirkpatrick reaches a height of 14,855 feet.
To put that in perspective, the tallest mountain in the Rocky Mountain range is 14,439 feet high. The tallest mountain land-based mountain, Mount Everest, is 29,031.69 feet, almost 5.5 miles.
If any of Antarctica’s mountains have their base hidden below the ocean, they could be mammoth. Measured from bottom to top, the mountain island Mauna Kea is 33,497 feet tall.
Fear of falling is not the issue with people who question the globe model. The ice and high mountain ranges create a barrier preventing anything from “falling off the edge”.
“And beyond these mountains is a region the end of the great earth:” (Enoch 18:9-10)
While the accuracy of the AuthaGraph map layout was only scientifically acknowledged in 2016, it was, curiously, portrayed 70 years early as the the “ Official Seal and Emblem of the United Nations, Report of the Secretary-General, 15 October 1946″,while replacing The Antarctic with a wreath.
This United Nations’ layout of the earth, as rendered in ancient maps, should give any thinking person a political reason to question the globe model and consider a flat earth model, with all the subsequent political implications about space.