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Old 08-10-2002, 09:26 AM   #16
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If you want to talk about continents you gotta go for the theory of plate tectonics.

Indeed Australia and India are therefore one continent, whilst little vancouver island would in fact be its on little Juan de Fuca continent.

Its all a bit meaningless unless you are into geodynamics (and less face it who the hell would want to), except for the fact that Europe is comprised of continental crust and therefore does have some claim to being referred wither in whole or in part as a continent.

May i take this opportunity to say that geology can be sooooooo boring.
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I do believe by now most European countries are aware of their place in history and the part they play in the present

I can't think of many acts of eurocentrism that occured the last 15 years
it's not acts per se
just the way we are taught things

When I was taught world history NONE of it talked about asia or africa

I was embarresed when my professor walked into class and told us to name nine countries in our lifetimes that have lost over 500,000 due to war - I could only really think of Rwanda and Afghanistan to be sure.

This semester has really got me interested in REAL world history. In the history deprtment here, there are 20 professors, only 2 teach courses outside of European or 'new world' history.
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hmmm, I see your point
but I don't think the situation in Asia and Africa is much different
history lessons there probably also focus on their own continent, I guess

though I do agree it is important we learn in to see things in a world wide perspective
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it's not acts per se
just the way we are taught things

When I was taught world history NONE of it talked about asia or africa

I was embarresed when my professor walked into class and told us to name nine countries in our lifetimes that have lost over 500,000 due to war - I could only really think of Rwanda and Afghanistan to be sure.

This semester has really got me interested in REAL world history. In the history deprtment here, there are 20 professors, only 2 teach courses outside of European or 'new world' history.
Maybe the reason is that the history is written by the winners. The European had ( have ) a aggresive religion, are explorers and always wanted to proof we are supirior to other cultures an religions. We did that by killing, robing country`s from their treasures. We colonized, we spread our religion ( sometime by force ) and we sold slaves. And all this made our historybooks, well,.. western orientated.


Ehhh, do this make sense ?
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A little geology lesson in an image for everyone...lol.

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A little geology lesson in an image for everyone...lol.

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You can have them. Then we Americans can eliminate any ambiguity over the term "America," and we can get rid of Celine Dion and Alanis to boot.


HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

My thoughts exactly!
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but I don't think the situation in Asia and Africa is much different
history lessons there probably also focus on their own continent, I guess
Hm... not really. We have to study the industrial revolution, the French revolution, the independent war, the history of the Roman Empire, blar blar blar... in Secondary School.

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What a nice thread.

I guess 2000 + years of history is nothing? And the fact that Greek/Roman culture is considered the foundation of modern Western civilization?

Not to say anything of all the discoveries Spanish, Portugal, English made during their travels overseas. (even something that would eventually be called US)
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Come on U2girl....Everybody has to know that the Sumerians founded western civilization around 6,000 years ago when they discovered the beautiful golden fluid that now goes by the name of beer.

And that alone is reason enough not to bomb Iraq!!!! (I though I had to give this post a bit more FYM-related-conten)
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Come on U2girl....Everybody has to know that the Sumerians founded western civilization around 6,000 years ago when they discovered the beautiful golden fluid that now goes by the name of beer.
Yes i know of the Sumerians and Asirians (African territories no?)
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No, more like ancient Iraqis
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No, more like ancient Iraqis
Ummm, my mistake there. Does Iraq qualify as Europe though? Where do those Middle East&co. fit? Europe or Asia, or Arabian peninsula?
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Generally it's regarded as Asia
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Generally it's regarded as Asia
Well then.
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