posted on Apr, 29 2006 @ 02:08 AM
Originally posted by labuddha
Has anyone ever considered that ATLANTIS is what the earth was called before the continents seperated?
Originally posted by TruthSeeker99
We're here searching for this mysterious place and I was wondering what cause everyone in the whole world to theorize about this land?
[edit on 29-12-2005 by TruthSeeker99]
That's an interesting question, but the original continent split apart and drifted to where the pieces are now. When you look at the geological
evidence, you can see that all the pieces once fit together into the single structure called Pangea. The fact that Atlantis translates to mean, "the
world" does not necessarily mean that this was why. I believe that Atlantis was tied to Atlas because of the belief in the Atlanteans dominance over
all other peoples on earth. Hence the logic that they were "holding the world on their shoulders". The fact is, if the continent ever really
existed as a powerful nation, it was probably referred to by some other name, given by the people that inhabited it.
Time, wind erosion, shifting tectonics, and the sea lapping against the shores has dramatically changed the face of most coastlines. But rewind the
timeframe several hundred thousand years and the pieces fit together ALMOST perfectly. If Atlantis was the name of the original continent, then why
do so many stories including the name(or some root of it) refer to a country that "sank into the sea"? The evidence does not support that a
continent rests on the bottom of the ocean. If you look at the Black Sea, which contains underwater dunes that could only have been formed before a
flooding, you could see what a land mass would have looked like before being completely submerged. Not to mention the sedimentation that would exist
along the outskirts of whatever continent had fallen. Many would contend that the reason we can find nothing like this is because of the ever
changing sea floor, and that it had simply "grown up over" the large land mass. This is simply ridiculous. Allowing for a moment, for arguments
sake, that this actually happened, there would still be minute differences in what had formed over the submerged continent and the surrounding sea
floor that existed undisturbed. Also, wouldn't you think that debris of such magnitude might have caused a bit of a mess down below? The point is,
that though references to Atlantis have been made for centuries, both before and after Plato, there is still little evidence to support that such a
nation actually existed. Personally, I have argued and fought for the contrary on many occasions, as Atlantis is a beautiful and romantic notion, but
then, all we have are fragments and all I have are dreams. I would love to say that the source of our Atlantis quest came from the people themselves,
and that the reason we are so lacking in physical evidence is that we have it backwards, or that the story has become too overexagerated to find the
factual clues that would lead us to the right path. The problem is, that unless some monumental discovery is made that will redirect our attentions,
I don't think the mystery will ever be solved. Wouldn't it be nice if aliens suddenly arrived one day and told us that Atlantis was THEIR city, and
that it didnt "sink", but "rose" when they went on vacation for a little while?