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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Oh brother...
    You think Canada is NOT in North America? You honestly think America IS A COUNTRY????

    They don't even teach geography in public school anymore? Too busy teaching political correctness?

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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    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?
    It's part of the WORLD, and you live in the WORLD. Unless you are an extraterrestrial who happens to speak English.

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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Follow me here, k? When you leave the size of the "Dark Continent" stable and puff up the size of everything around it by blowing their true size way out of proportion, you have, by definition, minimized it. Capeesh?
    Mercator Projector as the link discussed. I'm certain any intelligent, mature and sane adult would capeesh that it's not a conspiracy to minimize the "Dark Continent" when the same thing happens to all areas near the equator as your own Wiki animated graphic displays.
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    That's probably why Obama had Qaddafi killed. He was about to unite many of the African countries.
    It was more about uniting African economies under a new pan-African gold+oil standard than a political union, but yes, this is why Col. Qaddafi was taken out. It's the same reason Saddam Hussein was taken out--or at least one of the reasons.

    Incidentally, although it was Pres. Obama at the helm when the US fomented the "Arab Spring", he'd have been executed no matter who'd been in the Oval Office at the time.

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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rising Sun View Post
    Mercator Projector as the link discussed. I'm certain any intelligent, mature and sane adult would capeesh that it's not a conspiracy to minimize the "Dark Continent" when the same thing happens to all areas near the equator as your own Wiki animated graphic displays.
    Coincidence that those places just happen to be full of mostly brown people? I think not.
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rising Sun View Post
    They aren't "fake maps", it's just the limitations of a Mercator projection map -- trying to fit a sphere onto a flat piece of paper. The opposite effect happens to both the Arctic and Antarctic. There is not conspiracy to minimize or maximize anything.

    Mercator projection - Wikipedia
    It became the standard map projection for navigation because of its unique property of representing any course of constant bearing as a straight segment. Such a course, known as a rhumb or, mathematically, a loxodrome, is preferred by navigators because the ship can sail in a constant compass direction to reach its destination, eliminating difficult and error-prone course corrections. Linear scale is constant on the Mercator in every direction around any point, thus preserving the angles and the shapes of small objects and fulfilling the conditions of a conformal map projection. As a side effect, the Mercator projection inflates the size of objects away from the equator. This inflation starts infinitesimally, but accelerates with latitude to become infinite at the poles. So, for example, landmasses such as Greenland and Antarctica appear far larger than they actually are relative to landmasses near the equator, such as Central Africa.

    Come on, though. What's more important? Maps that people can actually use to navigate, or maps useless for navigation at most latitudes but ensure every beady-eyed child knows a bunch of countries fit inside Africa?

    If you answer "maps people can actually use to navigate", that's just you asserting your white map privilege.

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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Coincidence that those places just happen to be full of mostly brown people? I think not.
    ROFLMAO. Sorry, but there's no coincidence that human beings who historically lived in the equatorial zones have darker skin than those who lived closer to the Poles, especially in the northern european region.

    I'm curious; did you even read why the Mercator Projector map was used by sailors?....or if you did, did you understand the reason?
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by COTO View Post
    Come on, though. What's more important? Maps that people can actually use to navigate, or maps useless for navigation at most latitudes but ensure every beady-eyed child knows a bunch of countries fit inside Africa?

    If you answer "maps people can actually use to navigate", that's just you asserting your white map privilege.
    LOL. Silly me thinking that everyone is reasonable, intelligent and well read about navigation....how white of me!
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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Coincidence that those places just happen to be full of mostly brown people? I think not.

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    Re: How Big is Africa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rising Sun View Post
    LOL. Silly me thinking that everyone is reasonable, intelligent and well read about navigation....how white of me!
    Also 100% true: "Africa" and "Asia" are shorter words than "America" and "Australia" because white people wanted bigger continent names than those continents "full of mostly brown people" [sic].

    The sad thing being that I have no doubt somebody would eventually start a thread on this if they felt they could find people dumb enough to believe it.

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