posted on Nov, 21 2008 @ 02:38 PM
Originally posted by ArMaP
One of the problems with that theory is that "it would form a continent if the water level was off by a little bit". It is needed more than a
"little bit" to put that region above sea level.
Quite true. However, that entire Azores Plateau region along the Mid-Atlantic fault rests on a very volcanically active and unstable part of the
crust. A larger catastrophe such as an asteroid or comet impact -- combined with a corresponding rise in sea levels -- could possibly produce enough
disruption along the fault to have dropped the plateau below the surface, leaving only the tops of the mountains dry.
And there's quite a bit of debate about what exactly triggered the Younger Dryas, which coincided pretty well with the date Plato gave for the
destruction of the island. Some say a relatively large impact on the North American glaciation could have been the culprit
Not to say that's what actually happened. But unlike previous fanciful conjecture, there is now more actual data coming to light that could provide
atmospheric and geologic mechanisms for such a thing to happen, and at the approximate time it was said to have happened. So, curiously, it becomes a
little less unlikely all the time.
[edit on 21-11-2008 by Nohup]