Michael Demmons cites a recent book that claims the Chinese “discovered” America 70 years before Columbus ever set sail.
Personally, I think this is probably true. How much ya wanna bet though that our history books will never change – at least not in our lifetimes?
Commentator Alan asks, “Why do the Vikings and Basques get the short end of history’s stick.”
Of course, the American Indians discovered the place long before any of those folks got here. So what?
Columbus’ voyage was significant not because he proved the world was round–everyone knew that already–or because he was the first to reach North America–he wasn’t–but because he set in motion European colonization of the New World. America didn’t become significant in a historical sense until then.