+19 Europe is not a continent, amirite?

by That-Apartment 1 month ago

Continents are entirely arbitrary and change depending on the culture you learn about them in. Relevant Map-Men episode to explain.

by SoggyPerformance9437 1 month ago

Yep. Continents are basically a political idea with no foundation in science.

by Which_Hall6962 1 month ago

I mean, there's a little bit of tectonics in there.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Like the Eurasian plate?

by Which_Hall6962 1 month ago

Exactly. And there are continental schema that treat the continents as North America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, and Australia.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Yeah but still you are not accurate to tectonics as East Africa and India would be their own continents by this definition.

by No-Rich-1845 1 month ago

It's a bit like how there's no such thing as a fish.

by SoggyPerformance9437 1 month ago

I find that sort of thing fascinating, partly because it's so stupid.

by Radiant_Talk3696 1 month ago

So what makes a continent in your opinion?

by Southern-Tomato 1 month ago

Is India not part of Asia? Cause it belongs to a different tectonic plate than the rest of Asia

by ScallionNo 1 month ago

India is a part of EurAsia just like Europe. It doesn't claim itself to be a continent like Europe does despite being a separate plate.

by That-Apartment 1 month ago

Yes, but the middle east is part of Asia, and lumping all of those cultures together doesn't really make it feel like it describes anything anymore

by Financial_Motor 1 month ago

Ok you're not invited then

by janastamm 1 month ago

It's just semantics. My country has separate words for continents and "parts" like Europe and Asia.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I don't think this is an opinion as much as it is refusing facts

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Oh boy, you've done it now. Here they come.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Europe is a continent because it's easier to kick out Turkey and Russia out of it whenever they upset the West

by Different_Mark 1 month ago

It doesn't have it's own tectonic plate? Pathetic...

by Anonymous 1 month ago

That's not an opinion. "Europe should not be considered a continent" is an opinion. One that many of us share.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

this is not an opinion, you're just confused about what makes a continent a continent.

by Anonymous 1 month ago