Thursday, November 19, 2009
We have a tendency--at least we did while I was in school--to remind children that one of the characteristic achievements of our civilization was its discovery, after many centuries of ignorance, that the world is round. But it seems to me now that this is a fraught assertion. What if we instead told children the equally true story that, after many centuries of knowing that the world was round, we forgot?
Posted by Miss Self-Important at 3:53 PM