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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    It's a fun tool. You can even compare Antarctica.
    If Japan were next to the US it would run the length of the US east coast.

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    I wonder how much the Mercator projection contributed to Cold War paranoia by exaggerating the size of the Soviet Union.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    If Japan were next to the US it would run the length of the US east coast.

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    Indeed in would. It also seems to be larger than Scandinavia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    I wonder how much the Mercator projection contributed to Cold War paranoia by exaggerating the size of the Soviet Union.
    I used to go to grade school with a kid named Carl who used to always pontificate how the USSR could kick our asses because the country was so VAST.

    (And hey, we have a lot of wasteland too...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    I used to go to grade school with a kid named Carl who used to always pontificate how the USSR could kick our asses because the country was so VAST.

    (And hey, we have a lot of wasteland too...)

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    You went to school with Marx???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Scientists change their mind about many things.

    The "science is settled" until it's not.

    It happens all the time.

    This isn't so surprising.
    Science is never "settled". Only faith-based beliefs are immune to change. Science continually updates it's understanding of phenomena based upon rational observation of relevant data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    We're smaller than it appears? This is unsettling news.
    Donald Trump won't stand for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Scientists change their mind about many things.

    The "science is settled" until it's not.

    It happens all the time.

    This isn't so surprising.
    Gazelles are much more graceful than moose.








    (I figured if this thread was for non sequiturs, I would like to join.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    It is not a question of science, except insofar as technology, used to accurately portray a round world in two dimensions, improves.
    Even there, it is questionable whether this is an improvement or just shifts the distortions from one area to another.

    I can remember my grade 8 teacher discussing these factors and us debating which was the better choice. And I'm an old fart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    Gazelles are much more graceful than moose.
    A moose once bit my sister.


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