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Old 02-19-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Maybe it is an incontinent, which is why it is floating in all that water.
What's floating on water?
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Old 02-19-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Tacoma WA, USA
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Outside of these forums, it is usually understood that a continent is a large land-mass, not a group of scattered archipelagos.
The reason why they are stating that New Zealand is a continent is because most of it is underwater, a long time ago it split off from gondowana and slowly started to sink until there was new volcanic activity and New Zealand was built on top of it.
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:08 PM
 
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I'm not going to sit here and give you elementary lessons on words that you as a grown person should know. If you don't know what's meant by that then you obviously don't know what a continent is to attempt to tell anyone else.
Are you serious? I just gave various reasons that continents are arbitrarily defined and that's your response? Allow me to rephrase because clearly you didn't grasp it the first time. There is very little physical basis for the majoirty of continent models in use.
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:39 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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For geopolitic purposes, I think nothing will change.
And depends on what we consider a continent. By this criteria, North and South America are distinct continents, and Africa is a separate continent in relation to Asia, but Europe isn't.
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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We have decided to recognize Zealandia as the Eighth Continent, welcome Zealandians.


(someone please notify the Risk people)
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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What's floating on water?
Zealandia.

I suggested that maybe it was an incontinent....(rather than a continent). It was a play on the various meanings of these words.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Zealandia.

I suggested that maybe it was an incontinent....(rather than a continent). It was a play on the various meanings of these words.
Ah gotcha
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I don't know why Zealandia has been in the news recently but it's pretty old news to me.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zealandia_(continent)
https://www.city-data.com/forum/weath...ria-vs-mu.html
Yeah, this.

I pretty much knew of a Zealandia continent since the mid 2000s, or in my high school days. So it's old news. Not sure why they're sensationalizing it now?

Your Wiki link was broken btw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zealandia_(continent)
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