It appears that the continents are drifting toward the NORTH POLE?
So what do you think, does it appear that the continents are drifting toward the NORTH POLE, clearly since the days of Pangaea they have been moving away from each other...toward the north?
Gravity makes the upside down world look like it is sagging. Note how most of the earthly mass appears to be SETTLING in the northern hemisphere, err I mean the bottom of the map...
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Here is something to blow your mind...
In space, there is no up or down. There really no point of reference to use as a basis of up or down other than an arbitrary selection of preference. Therefore, why should North be on top? Maps are made to show the world as referenced by your native land, So if you are a European map maker, you would want your country on top. You would want your country to be big so everyone can see it and know exactly where it was. Thats why most maps have the industrialized Western nations on top and made bigger than what they really are. In reality, Europe is tiny compared to South America or Africa. Australia is huge but since it sits right close to a bunch of countries with brown people in them, they tend to shrink that island as well.
.....anyone here can cite me a website that definitively shows which direction the earth moves around the sun (clockwise or counter-clockwise)?