This Christopher Columbus thing keeps coming up again and again, and I’d like to express my stance on it without getting to deep into the back story.
Yes, the North American continent was already occupied when Columbus got here in 1492. From the world’s perspective no, he didn’t discover America. It was already discovered.
However, he could’ve discovered America for Europe.
If we lived in ancient times, and you were the first and only person to set sail from North America, any land you arrive at is a new discovery for your home land and the people who financed your expedition.
Now, the truth of the matter, is that someone from Europe discovered America before Columbus did, and it was the pagan decor on the Rosslyn Chapel that gave it away.
Alright everyone, enjoy your night!