a reply to: andre18
I watched five of the videos and I didn't see one lick of evidence about Atlantis.
What we have is a Graham Hancock fanboy wildly speculating about a conspiracy for which he presents no evidence. For someone brave enough to put
giant titles like 'TEXTBOOKS DEBUNKED' he sure spends a lot of time just asking questions and speculating and almost no time at all presenting actual
evidence of anything.
In particular I'm bothered by the tenuous connections these sorts of amateur internet archeologists draw between megalithic sites and pyramids. The
pyramids at Giza were built somewhere around 2500 BCE while many of the pyramids in Mexico were built in the common era (AD). Many of these sites were
built thousands upon thousands of years apart, others are hotly debated as to whether they are manmade sites at all (Gunung Padang site, Bosnian
pyramids, Yonaguni, etc).
You can't just dismiss these debates as part of the conspiracy. Reconstructing the past based on pottery shards and raised stones isn't exactly easy.
Why would an archeologist cover up evidence of an advanced civilization? Surely rewriting history is EVERY SINGLE ARCHEOLOGISTS DREAM! Are they all in
on it? Are they blinded by what they learned in school? Or are they perhaps, like all scientists, flawed but well educated humans doing their best to
analyze the evidence and place it in its proper historical context?
Whenever he talks about their being a mainstream scientific conspiracy I just have to cringe. Scientists are human yes, they have biases for sure but
we can't just dismiss their findings out of hand because we want to believe something different. We also can't just shoehorn in whatever desired
conclusion we have based on a mystery (argument from ignorance).
How did they build this? Well let me just shoehorn in my favorite pet theory even if it doesn't make a damn bit of sense.
"Come on bruh, how'd the Egyptians carve all these stones bruh, you REALLY think they did that without modern tools bruh?" - The Spirit of all
I don't know, maybe they did, maybe I give our ancestors credit and don't think they needed aliens or atlanteans to learn how to accomplish amazing
A global cataclysm 13000 years ago doesn't explain why pyramids are in Mexico AND Giza but were built thousands of years apart. Atlantis doesn't make
sense as a connection when Gobekli Tepe is so damned old while something like Angkor Wat was built in the 1100s CE.
Also similarities in building styles are easily explained away. There are only so many structurally sound shapes of stone you can build in. In one
video he uses trapezoidal doorways as "evidence" of the lost civilization, it's grasping at some very loose straws to say the least. It makes sense
that civilizations made of human beings are going to come up with similar strategies and shapes to build in and the fact that they came up with them
separated by thousands of years and thousands of miles is evidence AGAINST a global advanced civilization if anything.
There's nothing wrong with keeping an open mind and looking into these things but the idea that Jimmy here is some kind of expert with mind-blowing
evidence of a grand conspiracy about Atlantis seems a bit premature given the "evidence" presented here.