1. Kangaroos exist (Actually they might be a myth, but let's assume they exist and those silly Australians weren't lying)
2. Kangaroos are native to Australia
3. In order to be native to Australia, Australia must first exist.
4. Kangaroos exist and are native to Australia
5. Therefore Australia exists.
Thank you, thank you.
If not, where do the kangaroos come from? Answer me that! Is Steve Irwin a Martian, if Australia does not exist? What about the platypi, echidnas, dingos, wallabies, Australians, etc?
I also submit that MassiveDump actually does have a soul, otherwise he wouldn't be so amusing.
And I submit that this topic is bigoted against Australians, and move for it to be closed.
This can't be serious right? What kind of an ignorant question is this?
I have been to Australia and lived there for about a year. Yes Kangaroos do exist. I have seen, touched, and fed them at the petting zoo. I don't even know why I'm spending time arguing this topic.
If you don't believe if Australia exists, why don't you buy a plane ticket and visit the place.
Visit the local zoos and see the kangaroos for yourself.
Of course Australia is real country. It is a country with culture, filled with its accents, food, and kangaroos. We are 200% sure that it should be real. U.N. investigators have looked deep into its geography and did some expeditions into Australia itself. They have concluded, it be right under Germany!
I am trying to figure out whether you're all being sarcastic or not. Seriously, is our world really filled with self-absorbed, obnoxious, narrow minded fools? REALLY???? I hate the world already as it is, PLEASE don't give me another reason to hate it. Of course Australia exists, I'm in Australia RIGHT NOW, on my laptop IN AUSTRALIA, with an AUSTRALIAN accent, genuinely trying to figure out whether you're all joking. Please, for the love of God, tell me you are!! T.T
Just like to say YES Australia does exist.. I've been living here ever since I was born and would like to say that it is a beautiful place and I'm proud of where I come from. If you don't believe that Australia does exist you've obviously never taken a Geography class. And by the way we don't stand upside down. We stand up just like the rest of you.
If Australia didn't exist then why am I sitting here right now at school with my friends on my laptop. Australia has a POPULATION OF 22 MILLION! I live here and I know for a fact that it is 100% real. And no. I am not an actor hired by the government. Seriously get a life.
Of course its real I really hope all of you who are saying NO are just kidding. Australia is a government conspiracy? You have to be kidding me, I can't even wrap my head around such trolling. "How does Australia not fall off the globe." I have lived in Australia for many years, if seeing is believing then believe me.
I'm currently sitting in my art studio in Perth Western Australia, I've lived in Australia for the entirety of my 45 years and intend to do so until the day I die. Please, continue to not believe in our existence....Australia doesn't need visits from the extremely ignorant. Australia is a peaceful, clean haven for those of us with the brains to enjoy it.
What does that question even mean, does Australia exist? How could it possibly not exist? How come if it doesnt exist my friend lives there? How come if it doesnt exist it has embassies and consulates all over the world? How come if it doesnt exist it is represented in the Olympics? Please give us real questions. Thank you!
I've never seen Australia. In fact, I don't think I've ever met anyone who has seen Australia. Map makers could be in some conspiracy to create a mystical land "down under" to fool us all! No other continent is completely in the Southern Hemisphere save for Antarctica (which I've never seen either.) As far as personal data, I don't have enough to defend the existence of Australia.
Listen. I don't wanna be a jerk here or nothing, but Australia does not, nor has it ever, nor will it ever, exist.
The undisputed world power, Swaziland, supposedly discovered Australia in 1998. However, Nobel Prize winner Nicholas Cage went to the supposed coordinates of Australia in 2004 and found nothing more than a fat desert surround by sharks.
Also, it's existence can't be confirmed because it has no population.
A country that spans an entire continent? Yeah, right. And I have a soul. Everyone the seven continents are North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Antarctica, and Atlantis. There's never eight of anything. C'mon. Snow White and the Eight Continents? I don't recall watching THAT movie with Kirsten Stewart.
The sooner we face reality, the sooner we can move on from the Ausralia Delusion.
"And I say to the grownups, if you want to accept Australia and live in your world, in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them. We need geographically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can—we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems. Please, don't teach your kids Australianism. " -Bill Nye.
No, Australia most certainly does not exist. Not only is it too large to be a country (a real landmass of its size would implode due to intrinsic pressure), but it is also too far South to stay on our planet. As the Earth is a spherical formation, any continent of its size and location would fall directly off of its surface downwards (forming another satellite, similar to how the Moon was created) over the course of several hundred years. Antarctica would have suffered this fate, too (and, indeed, some parts of it have) had it not had a low organic population, causing its artificial centrified geomagnetism to keep it firmly anchored on land (as a tack to butter). The 'platypus' is also an impossibility, as its beak (containing high concentrations of opaline silica) would poison the animal's bloodstream, causing it to solidify into solid quartz during development. Kangaroos are actually derived from northern Africa, and have their own symbol in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Any pictures you may have seen of the 'continent' are most likely taken from the doctored albums of Sir William T. Ytterby, a Swedish explorer known for his habit of falsifying data. (The element with atomic number 70, Ytterbium, is actually named after him- it was only discovered after the naming of the element in 1864 that his data was completely fabricated.)
I hope that this will clear up any and all misconceptions you, the reader, may have on the existence of Australia. Modern science shows that Australia, however tempting it may be, simply cannot exist.
I'm a Canadian. Canada is COOOLLD! Well, mostly. Not where I live. Anyways, if Canada were warm then I could believe Australia was warm because the Giant Flying Spaghetti Monster that created both would have made them warm. But he didn't. Therefore my logical argument concludes that Australia can't exist because it's warm but at the same time really... Not?
That Australia exists or ever has existed. Don't get me wrong... I'm an open-minded individual. I'm willing to listen to the arguments. That being said, I've simply never seen any evidence proving the existence of Australia. Now, some might bring up the Leibnizian Cosmological Argument as evidence for the existence of Australia, but I see the argument as largely flawed.
As Carl Sagan once said 'Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.'. Now I can't easily think of a claim more extraordinary than the one that there's actually some mysterious 'land down under'. Not only that, but 'Australia' has a lot in common with 'Atlantis' (they're both islands) and we all know Atlantis doesn't exist so Australia is obviously just plagiarized from that old myth, and must itself not exist either.
The government is trying to control us by telling the sheeple that Australia actually exists, every one who's ever visited is really a crisis actor hired by the government to keep us enslaved. Alex Jones has the documents to prove it!!! WAKE UP TO THE NWO!!!! BEFORE WE'RE ALL PUT INTO CONCENTRATION CAMPS
The NSA played a key role in expanding America's commitment to the Vietnam War by by providing evidence of an "Australia". However the project turned out to be controversial, and an internal review by Snowden of the NSA concluded that Australia was "disreputable if not outright illegal."
This is proof. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MINARET
If Australia were true, then there should be overwhelming amounts of proof, but there is none. I challenge you to do a web search under "Australia" and see what comes up. You'll get a bunch of wishy-washy speculation, but no solid proof.
Anyone who has studied the story of Australia in modern times understands what it is: a metaphor for the evolution of peril in today's fast-paced society. The narrative changes over time. Earlier this century, in the wake of ever more grim news regarding unavoidable cataclysmic climate change, Australian legend was notorious for the abominations of nature conjured to frighten the masses into subservience to mother earth. It is common conceit that man controls his environment, but the moral of Australia is that nature adapts and overcomes. The myth of Steve Irwin is a particularly poignant tale of how even the steadiest and studliest of men are powerless before nature's stingray-manifested wrath. But do such great and terrible creatures as the blue-ringed octupus ("Do not impose yourself on innocent animals, lest you get killed to death with a single touch") or the aforementioned stingray ACTUALLY exist? No more than do Odysseus or Harry Potter. Despite the insertion of comical parodies of animals as obvious comic relief (such as the ever popular "kangaroo"), people have missed the point, and taken up arms over the protection of Australia itself.
Another current example: the world (and by that I mean America) is still reeling from the disasterous legacy of its recent President George W. Bush. The story of Australia has, again, morphed into a cautionary tale of electing soulless businessmen into custodianship of the environment and its people, with the new villain being the sinister "Prime Minister Abbott". The stories spun around this new monster will chill you to the core, and make babies cry, but again, this does not mean that PM Abbott is REAL. It is a warning as to the perils of clinging to sound bites over reason, of not looking before you leap, and of voting for somebody whose cabinet member seriously just called for a boycott of ice cream. Alas, like all great legends, it will lose its impact if people accept it without question, without thought of what the author is trying to convey with the notion of Australia.
Australia may not be out there, but it IS in you. It is in us all.
Look at it this way:
Drop Bears live in Australia
Drop Bears aren't real
Drop Bears don't live in Australia
Australia isn't real.
This is the most distilled and basic argument I could come up with to demonstrate what is already a solved question. Seriously though, this is Philosophy 101 stuff guys, day one in that class we proved that Australia doesn't exist.