Originally posted by Skyfloating
reply to post by Harte
This case has been taken care of more than a hundred years ago, when Ignatus Donelly cited all the ancients reports of the lost civilization. (Way
before Edgar Cayce & Co. came on the scene).
Debunkers then came and said: "Well the ancients got it wrong, because there was no giant flood" or "The ancients were only making it all up".
But the case for Plato not being the only source of Atlantis info has been established a long time ago. The Basques call the sunken land
"Atlaintika", for example. The Basques are not Greek.
Since you (apparently) refuse to provide any evidence whatsoever
for your claim that many other old cultures have myths of sunken continents,
pardon me if I say that you are wrong.
They do not.
Please provide at least a link that leads to a believable discussion of this supposed Basque legend of a sunken continent.
As enjoyable as Donnelly's book was (you can read it in it's entirety at Sacred-Texts.com,) it was written during a time before much was known about
indigenous Americans - North or South.
Before plate tectonics was even envisioned, much less proven as still in effect.
Only shortly after Egyptian writing was deciphered and long before the vast majority of discoveries made in Egypt.
Before any writing system from South America was deciphered.
Before the myths and legends of American Indigenous peoples still extant were collected and categorized.
Before the development of scientific dating methods that completely shot down 99% of his claims.
Not to mention that Donnelly was himself a retired politician with no history credential, no science credential and no geography, archaeology or
anthropology credential and that he wrote the entire book from his home without once visiting any of the areas he droned on about in his book -
without examining a single artifact, without consulting a single geologist, geographer, historian, archaeologist or other scientist.
Why not link (at least) to the parts of "Atlantis - the Antidiluvian World" that support your argument? Provide some quotes as well. You would
then at least appear to have put out some effort.
I also must note that your list of peoples with a "sunken continent" in their mythos has shrunk considerably.
[edit on 1/15/2008 by Harte]