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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Why should I care?
    Better not to care about anything - much easier that way. Not caring is golden attitude, way to go.

    For me that map was interesting as it shows how big Africa is and it should "trigger" some brain cells. But maybe Not giving a F*** is smarter way, who knows
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Curiosity and inquiry are signs of intelligence but can be inconvenient. You're probably better off without them.
    Notice how you completely fail to address the question.

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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnFox View Post
    Better not to care about anything - much easier that way. Not caring is golden attitude, way to go.

    For me that map was interesting as it shows how big Africa is and it should "trigger" some brain cells. But maybe Not giving a F*** is smarter way, who knows
    The question on the table is why should I care about Africa?

    The answer has not been forthcoming.
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Why should I care?
    Answer: In the minds of some fools, the bigger your continent is, the cooler you are. Hence map projections such as the Mercator projection that preserve angles rather than area are white man's plot to make whites seem uber-cool (since the areas of latitudes closer to the poles, which are typically more white, are increasingly distorted). It's a conspiracy theory that's been around since the 1980's at least.

    A similar conspiracy theory alleges that maps are rendered with the north pole at the top of the map (rather than the bottom, which is the second alternative) because cartographers want to make the (more white) northern hemisphere seem cooler than the (less white) southern hemisphere by appearing "on top" of it, in the same sense as hierarchies are described as being top-down.

    To preemptively answer your second and third questions: No, this is not a joke. And yes, you can cite this as proof there are no limits on how far into absurdity people will march in their urgent quest to be offended by something.

    Having got that out of the way, I want to hear all about these "fake maps we grew up with". lol.gif

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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Good4Nothin View Post
    WRONG. Canada is in North America.
    Oh brother...

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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by COTO View Post
    Answer: In the minds of some fools, the bigger your continent is, the cooler you are. Hence map projections such as the Mercator projection that preserve angles rather than area are white man's plot to make whites seem uber-cool (since the areas of latitudes closer to the poles, which are typically more white, are increasingly distorted). It's a conspiracy theory that's been around since the 1980's at least.

    A similar conspiracy theory alleges that maps are rendered with the north pole at the top of the map (rather than the bottom, which is the second alternative) because cartographers want to make the (more white) northern hemisphere seem cooler than the (less white) southern hemisphere by appearing "on top" of it, in the same sense as hierarchies are described as being top-down.

    To preemptively answer your second and third questions: No, this is not a joke. And yes, you can cite this as proof there are no limits on how far into absurdity people will march in their urgent quest to be offended by something.

    Having got that out of the way, I want to hear all about these "fake maps we grew up with". lol.gif
    Well now sure people these days are generally ignorant ****s who are very unpleasant to be around, because people generally suck now......people used to be better......but I still want an answer......Why should I care about Africa?
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Good4Nothin View Post
    1.)So what?? Africa is a CONTINENT. America is a CONTINENT. All those countries would probably fit into America also.

    2.)In all of Africa, is there a single advanced nation? Instead of thinking about how many square miles it is, why not think about how it got to be so poor, and whether it might ever recover.
    ????

    1.)America is a country when said as america.
    NORTH america and SOUTH america are continents

    Theres about 23 or so countries/states in north america


    2.) thanks for not only are you monumentally uneducated on geography you totally dont understand the point. LMAO
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnFox View Post
    Better not to care about anything - much easier that way. Not caring is golden attitude, way to go.

    For me that map was interesting as it shows how big Africa is and it should "trigger" some brain cells. But maybe Not giving a F*** is smarter way, who knows
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Good4Nothin View Post
    WRONG. Canada is in North America.
    ???????

    please stop it!

    nothign you said made that person wrong

    yes Canada is in north america along with like 20 others but america is still a country . . how old are you? what country are you from? lol
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Notice how you completely fail to address the question.

    Did you used to be better?
    Some questions are best ignored but no, I did answer you. You should only care if you have a sense of curiosity and inquiry. If not, of course you don't care and, as you say, why should you?
    I know the voices aren't real but they do have some good ideas.

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