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PARADIGM HISTORY

A good paradigm for the peopling of ancient America is that many people came to ancient America from many places. They came in many boats at many times.

The many people came as early as the Stone Age and often through out the following ages. There is viable evidence that they came to America from over two dozen cultures in Europe and Asia.

The following pages illustrate how a history book, published in 2007, might be revised using the above paradigm.

The Everything American History Book was published in 2007 by John R. McGeehan, M.A. On the back cover is written that "John R. McGeehan is the author of numerous history books. He has taught American history in the Hampton Boys school system for more than fifteen years. He teaches Advanced Placement courses and develops curriculum for the history department."

The history book, as written, represents a high state of the art for material to teach high school history. When the many people from many places paradigm is accepted, some words of Mr. McGeehanís text may change. Those possible changes are illustrated in the following pages, which show the revised text compared to the original text of the Everything American History Book.

Unchanged text is left in black. Revised text is shown in blue. In the revised version the text in blue has been added. In the original version the blue text was omitted. The number of words is kept within ten words.

Read how history may look when the paradigm that many people came to ancient North America from many places is used.

THE

EVERYTHING

AMERICAN

HISTORY

BOOK

 

People, places, and events that shaped our nation

2ND EDITION (Revised)

John R. McGeehan, M.A.
Revised by Myron Paine, Ph. D.

[ORIGINAL VERSION]

The Pre-Columbian Americans

Long before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, the American continents had been home to a thriving indigenous population of perhaps 70 to 90 million people for more than 30,000 years. The first humans to inhabit North America most likely arrived by land bridge or sea, long before European contact. Some 35,000 years ago, when much of the northern oceans were massive glaciers and ocean levels were much lower, the Bering Strait land bridge connected northern Asia and America.

[REVISED VERSION]

The Ancient Americans

Long before the European invasions, the ancient American continents had been home to a thriving indigenous population of perhaps 70 to 90 million people for more than 30,000 years. But most life on the North American continent may have perished in a supernova event of 13,000 BP. After the supernova event many people came to ancient America from many places.The Japanese current in the Pacific conveyed boats from Asia to America. The East Greenland, the Labrador, the North Equatorial currents in the Atlantic conveyed boats from Europe and Africa to America.

RATIONALE

The title should be: "The Ancient Americans" instead of "The Pre-Columbian Americans"

Because the object of the section is the ancient Americans.

"Columbian"sustains an incorrect paradigm of outstanding human endeavor benefiting the world. A more correct paradigm was in use during the early 1500s, when the Spanish court refused to reward Columbus' heirs "because he ìdid not discover anything new."

The first sentence should be: "Long before the European invasions" instead of "Long before the arrival of Christopher Columbus."

Because "The European invasion" of America, which resulted in the deaths of over 85 million American people, is an important historica fact to present early and repeat often.

Re: Columbus, see above.

The rest of the paragraph should be:

But most life on the North American continent may have perished in a supernova event of 13,000 BP. After the supernova event many people came to ancient America from many places. The Japanese current in the Pacific conveyed boats from Asia to America. The East Greenland, the Labrador, the North Equatorial currents in the Atlantic conveyed boats from Europe and Africa to America.

Instead of:

"The first humans to inhabit North America most likely arrived by land bridge or sea, long before European contact. Some 35,000 years ago, when much of the northern oceans were massive glaciers and ocean levels were much lower, the Bering Strait land bridge connected northern Asia and America."

Because there is significant evidence that the supernova event did occur and that the ocean currents have always conveyed floating material, like rafts and boats, to America.

But there is very little sustainable evidence that the land bridge was crossed by walking humans, who then migrated throughout America. The land bridge episode, if it happened, occured before the supernova event.