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11-10-2012, 04:04 PM
How many continents are there?
This is something that has bothered me since I was a kid in elementary school. I have always hated the model taught in America. Although the number I come to is the same as some other countries teach, my reasons are different. How many were you taught as there was as a kid? How many do you think there are now? Why do you think that.

I was taught that there are seven continents, N. America, S. America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica.

Now, I believe there are five. N. America, S. America, Africa, Eurasia, & Oceania .
The reason I separate the America's is because the are barely connected by land above sea-level, same reason for separating Africa and Eurasia, Oceania is obviously separated, and I do not include Antarctica as a continent because is too ephemeral and not made of much substance, almost exclusively frozen water. I would consider Greenland a continent before I would Antarctica.

Of course all of this divisions are man-made constructs in an attempt to categorize and label the world around us, so there is plenty of room for argument. I could easily argue dozens of continents, or no continents. Just want to know you you perceive the world.


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How many continents are there? - Dark Light - 11-10-2012 04:04 PM
RE: How many continents are there? - Janus - 11-10-2012, 05:08 PM
RE: How many continents are there? - Leela - 11-10-2012, 05:09 PM
RE: How many continents are there? - kim - 11-10-2012, 10:49 PM
RE: How many continents are there? - DLJ - 11-10-2012, 11:04 PM
How many continents are there? - Erxomai - 12-10-2012, 09:54 AM
RE: How many continents are there? - Chas - 12-10-2012, 11:33 AM
RE: How many continents are there? - Chas - 12-10-2012, 04:15 PM
How many continents are there? - Erxomai - 12-10-2012, 05:43 PM
How many continents are there? - Erxomai - 12-10-2012, 06:37 PM
How many continents are there? - Erxomai - 12-10-2012, 06:38 PM
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