Re: Continents and Stars
Wait, what? You say the South Pole is actually a north magnetic pole? Um, how is that decided? In fact, how is it even detected? I was under the impression that opposite magnetic poles are opposite, but exactly equal in every other way. Therefore someone, sometime, must have arbitrarily declared one magnetic pole to be "North."
Hmmm, since the Earth is the Big Magnet, one would suppose that such a major example would set the standard, but you imply some scientist just picked a direction long ago, and got it wrong!?
Wait a minute... The only reason for saying the North Pole is a south magnetic pole would have to be that in a compass, the south end of the magnet points to the north magnetic pole. And the coloured end of the magnet is officially "north." So that means the North Pole is a south pole ONLY because the coloured end of the compass magnet is called the "north end?"
Sure wish the planet would hurry up with that magnetic reversal...