Is Europe a continent?

Is Europe a continent?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sub-continent, but spaniarabia and moortugal are not Europe and are actually Upper Africa

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Historically? Yes!
    Physically? Nope.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Is Europe a continent?
    it is by convention, from a geological standpoint, it's clearly a peninsula of Asia, it's a sub continent, same as India..

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's set apart from the rest of the world because it's the home of the greatest race the world has ever known!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes! The story of human accomplishment is essentially the story of Europeans!

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cultural divide between Europe and Assia is deeper than any ocean and harder to climb than any mountain.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, not really. The two types of cultures flow into each other seamlessly with the balkans and Turkey being the meeting point.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's far west Asia.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I look up a definition of the word, first hits say 'continuous landmass surrounded by seas', and in the SAME SENTENCE it mentions Asia, which ostensibly would not be one by that standard, as a continent.
    Why does nothing online about continents make any sense?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because precedent and convention say that Asia should be a single continent, but Europe should also be a continent. A consistent, coherent definition of continent that achieves those two outcomes is basically impossible.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty much this. You didn't need a rigerous scientific definition of "continent" because its mostly self evident and not disputed and been that way since the first maps were drawn.
        As geology matured as a branch of science, people started to figure out the processed that created the landmasses, and then realized they were moving around, and now you have the outline of a life history of these landmasses, and you have to start introducing technical classifications to something that's been established.
        That being said, if it wasn't for western civilization being the dominant global power europe would be seen as a large peninsula or subcontinent of asia.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >its mostly self evident and not disputed
          The boundaries were a subject of dispute, even in the time of Herodotus.
          >If then we judge aright of these matters, the opinion of the Ionians about Egypt is not sound: but if the judgment of the Ionians is right, I declare that neither the Hellenes nor the Ionians themselves know how to reckon since they say that the whole earth is made up of three divisions, Europe, Asia, and Libya: for they ought to count in addition to these the Delta of Egypt, since it belongs neither to Asia nor to Libya; for at least it cannot be the river Nile by this reckoning which divides Asia from Libya,
          > As to Europe, however, it is clearly not known by any, either as regards the parts which are towards the rising sun or those towards the North, whether it be surrounded by sea: but in length it is known to stretch along by both the other divisions. And I am not able to understand for what reason it is that to the Earth, which is one, three different names are given derived from women, and why there were set as boundaries to divide it the river Nile of Egypt and the Phasis in Colchis (or as some say the Maiotian river Tanaïs and the Kimmerian ferry); nor can I learn who those persons were who made the boundaries
          The Nile and Don (Tanais) survived as boundaries into the Medieval Era.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The attached pic is one where the Africa-Asia boundary is the Red Sea, the Europe-Africa boundary is the Mediterranean, and the Europe-Asia boundary is conveniently not labeled. (though Turkey is in Europe). In reflection of religion, many of them seriously thought that everything was centered on Jerusalem as part of the divine order of the cosmos.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No and Arabia is part of Africa, not Asia; the African-Asian border being the Zagros mountains.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Obviously

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The concept of a continent is a European invention to begin with so Europe is a continent if we want it to be.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >invention
      We didn't invent continents, we discovered them.
      Defining the basics of molecular science doesn't mean that you can arbitrarily decide that your house is made out of a single giant molecule.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        *laughs at you from my monatomic mansion*

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The idea of continents is an invention. There isn't a natural reality that they're merely reflecting, like the difference between chemical elements.
        Same thing with planets. They didn't 'discover' that Pluto wasn't a planet.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    continents don't exist

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there is absolutely no justification for calling europe a distinct continent. if it's that arbitrary just exclude everything from the balkans eastwards from europe while you're at it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      oy vey

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >just exclude everything from the balkans eastwards from europe while you're at it.
      I already do.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But that way it's way too huge.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. Here is a real map of the world btw

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      to think I could have visited mighty AVSTRALIA with a shirt boat trip all along...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you have no clue about the real shape of the world you inhabit unless you explore it yourself. The pacific ocean isn’t empty btw there are entire continents the government doesn’t want you to know about there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >delete africa
      >replace it with africa-but-even-worse
      t-thanks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This would be a strict improvement in almost every sense of the word.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ah yes, the niponese influence on Québec must've been felt my entire life I just wasn't paying attention I guess.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the michigan empire controls nearly all the world's fresh water supply
      as it should be

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >if you will it, it is no dream

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >A perfect world doesn't ex-

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >No Russia
      >No American west coast
      >No China

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no because europe and asia landmasses are touching and have no disctintive separations. that's why it should be called Eurasia

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah
      what's this gotta do with nature
      it's common sense

      >no because north america and south america are touching that's why it should be called the americas
      well it was until the panema canel but come on

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the continent is called America and has always been called Amercia, not Americas, or north/south America, just America since the 1500's.
        the panama canal doesn't work as you think, is not a hole in the ground filled with water for ships to cross from one side to other like the suez canal, it's a long waterway with gates that let water in and out and elevates ships over the mountains little by little, while one gate closes and fills with water the other one empties, at no point can you open all the gates and make a single river like thing that crosses from one side to the other, making it impossible for the continent to be separated at all. if humans abandoned it, it would be claimed by the forest and regrow into a jungle in a matter of months or years and the canal will exist no more, that's why it needs constant maintenance.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sourh and North America, unlike Asia and Europe are 2 vompleatly diffrent landmasses, with diffrent histories. Only recently conecting (Africa is for far longer longer conected to Asia then them

          And no, the panama channel is not the border. It is the Serranía del Darién.

          The only reason why they are a seen (by latino morons) is because they colonized it and genocided the native people there. Making everything from Mexico to Argentina the same moron culture.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Wmq9Ild.jpg

      Is Europe a continent?

      There's a distinct cultural difference between Europe and Asia because of a certain mountain range. What I don't understand is why the Middle East is bundled with Asia if the distinction of what makes a continent is made purely by "culture". Anything out of picrel shouldn't be considered "Asia" then.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > because of a certain mountain range
        That's a fairly recent convention.
        >if the distinction of what makes a continent is made purely by "culture".
        It's not. There is no coherent definition that achieves any of the models currently used.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Urals-water-Caucasus-water-Bosporus (also water)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no disctintive separations

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this is only valid if we make itali a seperate continent because of the alps.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >italians aren't european
          sounds good to me

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        More like Ural hills. Few parts of it are what people actually living in mountains would call mountains, but Russia is flat as a flounder, so anything higher than Ivan is a mountain.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          nah, it is a remnant of a strait between two continents. see

          https://i.imgur.com/5c3slS1.jpg

          Obviously

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So Arabia and India are continents too

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well, they're considered subcontinents.

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