The image above may seem odd at first. The poles have been flipped and east is now to the left and west to the right. The traditional way we view a globe is arbitrary and certainly isn’t based on anything tangible as in space there is no ‘up’ or ‘down.’ Truthfully, the conventional way we look at the earth is more of an indication of the bias of the people who create the maps and globes than it is anything else. That doesn’t mean that another viewpoint, which itself is correct, doesn’t exist.
Take the Edmonton Oilers; conventional wisdom spawned by the media and some bloggers (this one included) places the team finishing outside of the 2014-2015 NHL playoff race. However, prior to the dawn of the new season is it conceivable that another view may be correct? Continue reading »