When’s something too big to be an Island

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When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ketamine » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:39 pm

Iceland / Puerto Rico / New Zealand, referred to geologically as Island.

They’re HUGE! Entire countries!

By that logic AUSTRALIA itself should be an island… What size does land become land, and not- Is. Land.

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ascent » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:46 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island
An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ketamine » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:51 pm

^ According to that, “there is no standard size…” :o

So… thanks? I’ve hence-hereto-thereforth decided Austrailia is an island, and Iceland is not.

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by jugo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:54 pm

it seems it's not very clear cut, but australia is on it's own tectonic plate, and iceland isn't

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http://users.erols.com/jcalder/CONTISLAND.html

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by borrowed » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:56 pm

Here at Dubstepforum, we like to tackle the tough issues.

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ketamine » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:04 pm

:lol:

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ketamine » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:07 pm

jugo wrote:it seems it's not very clear cut, but australia is on it's own tectonic plate, and iceland isn't

more stuff here
http://users.erols.com/jcalder/CONTISLAND.html
You know, this is actually the most satisfying answers I’ve ever gotten on the subject. Thanks.

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by pkay » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:13 pm

sub continental would not apply to the continent of australia

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by test_recordings » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:16 pm

Evia is the second largest Greek island... but at some points it is only 20 foot from the mainland :corntard:

Suppose a line has to be drawn somewhere :roll:
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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by jugo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:11 pm

ketamine wrote:
jugo wrote:it seems it's not very clear cut, but australia is on it's own tectonic plate, and iceland isn't

more stuff here
http://users.erols.com/jcalder/CONTISLAND.html
You know, this is actually the most satisfying answers I’ve ever gotten on the subject. Thanks.
thanks for bringing up the question. had it in the back of mind since i was a kid but never bothered trying to find out why.

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ahier » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:35 pm

pkay wrote:sub continental would not apply to the continent of australia
except australia isnt a contintent, its part of australasia... isnt it?

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by cityzen » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:42 pm

ahier wrote:
pkay wrote:sub continental would not apply to the continent of australia
except australia isnt a contintent, its part of australasia... isnt it?
wikipedia wrote:Australia is the smallest of the world's continents, comprising the Australian mainland and proximate islands including Tasmania, New Guinea, the Aru Islands and Raja Ampat Islands.
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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ahier » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:56 pm

cityzen wrote:
ahier wrote:
pkay wrote:sub continental would not apply to the continent of australia
except australia isnt a contintent, its part of australasia... isnt it?
wikipedia wrote:Australia is the smallest of the world's continents, comprising the Australian mainland and proximate islands including Tasmania, New Guinea, the Aru Islands and Raja Ampat Islands.
so im right then? as in, the australian mainland (ie australia) is not a continent, as the australian continent also comprises thoseother islands?

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by cityzen » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:59 pm

Yes

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ahier » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:34 pm

cityzen wrote:Yes

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :h: :h: :h:

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ketamine » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:36 pm

Where’s mine for asking the question...

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by cityzen » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:43 pm

ketamine wrote:Where’s mine for asking the question...
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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by ketamine » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:51 pm

:D

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by kidshuffle » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:55 pm

This reminds me of when I looked up the difference between a lake and a pond (where there is no official size for each)

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Re: When’s something too big to be an Island

Post by jameshk » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:57 am

kidshuffle wrote:This reminds me of when I looked up the difference between a lake and a pond (where there is no official size for each)

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ketamine wrote:Where’s mine for asking the question...
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