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Continents

How many continents are there on this planet?

  • 7

    Votes: 10 76.9%
  • 6

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • 5

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • 4

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    13
  • Poll closed .

joderu95

New Member
Apparently it is not agreed upon how many continents exist on Earth so let us go ahead and decide right here, right now.
 

beer good

Well-Known Member
Depends on if you're thinking of geography, geology or history, I suppose. If we say a continent is a landmass more or less surrounded by water, then I make it six today; Eurasia, Africa, North and South America, Antarctica and Australia.
 

sparkchaser

Administrator and Stuntman
Staff member
I'm going with beer good's answer and splitting Europe and Asia into two continents because I was taught seven in school.

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Isabell

Active Member
I was taught that we have 7, however, I always fought the good fight and argue that there is only 6. I do not consider Europe and Asia to be separate.
I always teach my kids to "Question Authority"
 

sparkchaser

Administrator and Stuntman
Staff member
I could live with six. Perhaps even five. No less than that though.

I just hope this never shows up as a Final Jeopardy question: What is Seven? (or six, or five).
 

joderu95

New Member
I would like to hear from some Muscovites to find out if they feel like they live in Europe, Asia, Eurasia or what.

To me continent is strictly a geographical term and water is not necessarily the determining factor (although it does generally show the boundaries of the continents). This is why I agree with those who say Russia exists in both Asia and Europe and is divided by the Ural Mountains.

I went with 7.
 

beer good

Well-Known Member
Or a better question, why is India not a continent? At least they've got their own tectonic plate, unlike Europe...
 
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