How many continents are there?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by invert_nexus, May 8, 2004.

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How Many Continents Are There?

  1. Six

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. Seven

    38 vote(s)
    77.6%
  3. What's a Continent?

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  1. DDD Registered Member

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    And...in The Old testament some egyptian Pharao had a dream about 7 fat cows and 7 thin ones...
     
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  3. Jolly Rodger Banned Banned

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    come on guys there is at least, 30...... what is a continent
     
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  5. Starthane Xyzth returns occasionally... Valued Senior Member

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    Such hepta-centric hyperbole only goes so far.

    There are not 7 fundamental forces, nor only 7 major planets in the Solar System, nor only 7 Zodical constellations, nor 7 vertebrate classes, nor 7 extant human species...
     
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  7. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    However, at the time of this posting, DDD had exactly seven posts.......
     
  8. Karmashock The Doomslayer Registered Senior Member

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    Seven is one of those magic numbers that mystists seem to like... they like three, eight, twelve, and thirteen… they’re arbitrary numbers that if repeated enough times gain a significance of their own. You see it in architecture too. Perhaps some of you are aware of the golden section? Same thing… not really a special number in itself, but if you organize a whole school of architecture around it, then it becomes special… the mind picks the consistent proportion out of everything.
     
  9. DDD Registered Member

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    The localities of the old German tribunals were designated by seven trees, under which were placed seven "Schoffers" (judges) who required seven(7) witnesses.

    The two oldest rivers of the East – the Ganges and the Nile – had each seven(7) mouths.

    Rome was built on seven(7) hills
     

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