Maybe it's not a good case to use regarding the "mystery" of undiscovered lands shown on maps. 1421 has been dismissed by historians as pseudo-science. (link) --TheEgyptian 11:21, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
Misidentification of Spanish Conquistadors as Gods
The article asserts that "professional historians have noted that the Conquistadors 'invented' these racist myths to assuage their guilt at having just slaughtered human beings like they were cattle." citing . The cited article by J. Wisniewski does not say, however, that the mistaken-identity myth was invented by the Conquistadors. To the contrary, Wisniewski surmises that the myth was invented by Aztecs decades after the events in question to deflect attention from the real cause of their defeat: i.e., Cortez's recruitment of native allies from tribes that resented Aztec oppression. Wisniewski also says that Spanish colonialists later exploited the myth for an ulterior reason of their own -- to justify their dominion over the Mexican natives (not to assuage guilt for slaughter). I edited the article to correct these tendentious misrepresentations, only to find, several hours later, that the edit had been overridden and the previous, erroneous text restored. I have better uses for my time than playing ping-pong with someone with no respect for the truth. Adult intervention is in order here.— Wumhenry (talk) 22:13, 4 September 2017 (UTC)wumhenry
- On talk pages, please sign your comments using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking on the sign button: on the toolbar above the edit panel. (You can indent successive talk page comments using one more colon (:) for each line.) Thank you. Christopher (talk) 16:57, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
- I've reinstated your edit, I reverted it automatically when I reverted your global warming related edit. See WP:WP:Rollback (Wikipedia link). Christopher (talk) 17:02, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
18.104.22.168 said on the main article:
- Funny, you think that this site is "rational" what about the Turkish map? You never bothered to mention that fact, even though it's well known by the main stream.
No idea what this is about--Gospatric (talk) 11:22, 13 September 2018 (UTC)