Of course they know.
wanna know what a cow looks like washed and blow dried?
that is what a cow looks like washed and blow dried
FLUFFY MILK HORSE
when you hear somebody talking about one of your interests
Details :) #embroidery
This clip from an episode of The West Wing discusses the political aspects of world map representations while presenting a comparison between the traditionally accepted Mercator Map and the controversial Peters Map. This presentation illustrates the Mercator’s significant enlargement of countries and land masses in the northern hemisphere, which represents an ideological view that third world nations in the south are “less” important than these northern first-world nations.
The Peters Map, on the other hand, claims to be more accurate in terms of size and proportion, and presents a world map where northern nations are far smaller than their Mercator counterparts, while Africa itself is far larger, elongated, and in the center of the map, among other differences. While this map claims to be accurate, however, it’s also important to note that it itself is still a formal structure with its own ideologies and therefore is not objective.
This clip also addresses the cultural convention discussed in class of putting North at the top of the map, even though there is no physical dictation to do so. The character’s only argument as to why the map should not be turned upside down is because it’s “freaking” her out, which is the result of cultural dynamics created by the consistent representation of the north at the top of maps.
This may seem silly, but take the 4 minutes to watch the clip. Seriously.
Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.