Thursday, April 23, 2009


Reference Question of the Day

Student: Do you have any maps of the world from 3,000 - 4,000 years ago?
Me: Um, yeah, we have some historical atlases.

[I show her some maps of Europe, North Africa, and the world from 1,000 BC.]

Student: No, I mean, like, when all the land was together.
Me: Oh, you mean Pangaea. When there was only one continent, before they all split apart?
Student: Yeah.
Me: That's called Pangaea and it's millions of years old. You won't find that on a world map from this time period.
Student: But I don't believe the Earth is older than 10,000 years.

Then you don't believe in Pangaea!

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