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  1. 1421- The Year China Discovered The World

    jake on 2003.01.14
    at 03:26 pm

    Well, it seems that someone made a big discovery. That someone is Gavin Menzies. There is lots of information that supports his theories. Yet there are still skeptics.

    I say, who cares. If the Chinese discovered the Americas, that's great. More information to understanding our world. In the modern age we live in you think people would be a bit more open minded about concepts like this. While he may not have gone about it 100% perfect, I applaud his efforts.

    I attest the practice of teaching history to youths. Telling them one thing to "simplify it" and then five years later telling them what happened was completely different.

    I think I may have found a new coffee table book of course, since moving into a new apartment on Saturday, I have yet to own a coffee table.

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    Comments (3)

    1. Brian said on 2003.01.16 at 06:34 pm

      Crap

      Sure, just ignore the fact that Leif Erikson (aka Erik the Red) came to the "New World" in 1001 A.D. But maybe only Scandinavians remember that...

    2. jake said on 2003.01.21 at 05:07 pm

      Correct

      While that is a correct statement. I was more intrigued by the fact that the Chinese settled in various places. Leif and his buddies explored but never really created settlements that flourished.

      I also enjoyed the skepticism exibited by all but the Chinese. As if history class was 100% correct in all information provided.

    3. T said on 2004.11.24 at 11:40 am

      @Brian:

      Leif Erikson is the son of Erik the Read!

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