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Re: Various

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, March 25, 2001, 17:04
Andreas Johansson scripsit:

> I like that. It doesn't make much sense geologically, but if we count Africa > and Eurasia as a single continent, we "Afreurasians" can claim more than > half of the planet's land area and almost it's entire population (the > combined population of the Americas, Oceania and Antarctica is, what, > somewhat short of 1G?) ...
Indeed, it was traditionally called the World Island ("He who controls the World Island controls the world"); some have extended this to refer to the American double-continent as the "New World Island". Still leaves Australia out. -- John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter