Those Damned Tectonic Plates

15 08 2009

There was an interesting article in The Toronto Star today by Carol Goar regarding birth rates around the world (  What I found particularly fascinating was re-discovering the seeming subtlety with which geography infringes on sociology – more specifically how those damned tectonic plates continue to have such a profound effect on the world in such an insidious fashion.  I was surprised to find that Japan and South Korea have now become “western nations”.  Perhaps I, like Sarah Palin, will soon be able to experience the thrill of seeing a foreign nation from my bedroom window, especially one which, until now, has always been classified as being part of the “Far East”. I guess if you go far enough east you do, indeed, end up in the west.




One response

15 08 2009

Ha! I thought the same thing too!!!
About Japan & S Korea becoming “western nations.”

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