Sunday, August 20, 2017
Darwin Doorbooger Solves An Enigma
In keeping with the previous post's investigation of lexiconography (which happily drew good comments from good minds), I have decided to reference Helsingør and Word List #8 , posted June, 2011 (which didn't get any comments at all) --specifically to investigate question #3:"Has Mercator projection ever been tested on humans?"
Mercator projection is the flat, 1-dimensional, map of the world that rolled down by a shade-pull from a long horizontal cylinder over classroom blackboards when we were schoolkids.However, it distorted the planet to where North and South Poles were broader than any continents that were not made out of ice. So I went outdoors (I usually do) and called out, "Darwin? Darwin Doorbooger!" You wouldn't know about my seminars with Darwin Doorbooger without clicking on this blue sentence and reading the entries there below this one. Let us proceed.
Darwin: I'm over here on a geranium leaf.
Darwin: I'm ok. It's just something that happens to older treefrogs.
Geo.: Ah, like my hair going white.
Darwin: What's hair?
Geo.: Nothing important. I came with a question about how the world is mapped.
Darwin: The world, as I see it, extends some few yards around this geranium --maybe 100 feet in circumference, tops.
Geo.: What if I told you it is around 25000 miles in circumference?
Darwin: Now you're just being silly, Geo.
Geo..: But it's been measured and ascertained as a globe. We have representations in our classrooms, halls of learning --not to mention the hall off my back porch. Look into my mind:
Geo.: It's a simple sinusoidal representation of the planet, showing a more accurate surface of a globe.
Darwin: Geo., your kind thinks in three or four dimensions while we think in zero dimensions, and I'm sure that map presents human population densities quite well but poses problems and anomalies to shipping lanes and international borders. What if somebody made even more gores, cuts and lobes?
Geo.: They have, Darwin, they have.
Darwin: Well, that would disrupt borders, divide countries and bisect private properties! You humans need to stop this catastrophic cartology at once! It may approach accuracy but sends the wrong message.
Geo.: Then upon whom was the Mercator Projection originally tested, if not humans?
Darwin: Treefrogs, of course.