Here, this should help you.
From this site:
It seems the point of view that you are holding to has been obsolete since the 60's. You need to keep up with the times, my friend.
We have been taught in school (in the 60's) that there are five continents, Africa, America, Asia, Australia/Oceania and Europe, for instance symbolised in the five rings of the Olympic Games.
However, there is no standard definition for the number of continents. In Europe, many students are taught about six continents, where North and South America is combined to form a single America.
These six continents are Africa, America, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, and Europe.
By most standards, there are a maximum of seven continents - Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. Many geographers and scientists now refer to six continents, where Europe and Asia are combined (because they're one solid landmass).
These six continents are Africa, Antarctica, Australia/Oceania, Eurasia, North America, and South America.
Quester X :
The link you posted is very interesting.
Remember that my post was refering about an anecdotal experience I had in the USA at high school in the 60's. Mainly it was about the location of my country .If you check again your link , by that time all the world education knew about the five continents.
Smart people like you contribute to education bringing and finding how some "knowledges" with differnts meanings are spread around the world.
This is not a matter of winning , this is not a matter of who make the best insult ( Jeff or Latinijral) , this is not a matter of who appears to be smarter than the other.
This is a matter of truth.
Under that perspective , and based on your investigation, I see how ( always refering to the link you posted ) "for the same reason, Asia and Europe are considered seperate contients, despite the fact that they are also connected. many geographers and scientists now refer to six continents, where Europe and Asia are combined (because they're one solid landmass)."
But you also wrote before that "IT DOES NOT MATTER THAT THEY SHARE A LAND CONNECTION. "
(the caps are yours) to justify there is not a single continent with the name America on it. There is some contradiction with some geographers and scientists.
You also tried to justify the name and number of the continents based on the tectonic plates .
And "America" is still divided in three tectonic plates. ( not two as you remarked)
And Europe and Asia share the same tectonic plate in contradiction for what you wrote before ("For the same reason, Asia and Europe are considered seperate continents, despite the fact that they are also connected."
Here are the tectonic plates . Should the "seven continents" denomination be reconsider ?
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.c ... c%20plates
And yes , you had been very polite until now .I accept and think your caps were used to make emphasis.