Originally posted by srsen
Atlantis and Lemuria have way more evidence than simply Plato and the likes.
So many cultures refer to them, so many people claim to have origins in a lost land in the West, so many people have had visions and past life
recollections, there is land which has undoubtedly sunk which was once above land, there are artifacts which simply dont make sense, there's the
Veda's and other texts which support the theory of past civilizations.
Which cultures exactly? Can you provide references? Which artifacts are you talking about?
I have personally learned to distrust this "past life recollections" because everyone
is Joan of Arc, Henry the Eighth, Cleopatra, whoever,
and nobody is ever Otto Klemph, Bavarian bartender who died of bowel blockage in 1609. Nobody's ever recalled former lives of being an Australian
aborigine drinking a mouthful of frogwater, for that matter. It's always someone important and famous or unique and wonderful.
As for the Vedas, there are bad translations
of them made by people who want to make a buck off the "secret wisdom of Eastern mystics."
Another poster has posted some actual transcripts of the Vedas in question in another htread, I'm afraid I lack links at the moment.
Exaclty what was burnt at the Alexandian library and others and why was it burnt? Why is there so many holes in official history and things
that dont make sense.
The first question is a good one. We may never know. Maybe we lost an amazing amount of knowledge. Maybe we didn't. After all, the Library was hardly
secret, and had a lot of people coming in and out, making copies, taking notes, probably stealing a lot of the scrolls and records.
It's highly likely that the majority of the library was government documentation - tax records, palace expenses, legal declarations by the Pharaoh,
wars and armistices and truces and with whom, trade agreements, that sort of thing. All that papyrus is bulky stuff, and nobody wants it cluttering up
their palace, right?
The second question is pretty easy - As a distraction in time of war, a move to demoralize the enemy, and a method by which to undermine the strength
of the government even if the war was lost by those setting torches - All those government records were kept for a reason, after all.
What holes, in particular, are you referencing?
Why is it that someone like, lets say Michael Tsarion, can research for thirty years and only grow more convinced of the fact and uncover more
evidence that so much of Europe's history has its roots in Atlantis?
Because, something you'll notice two fairly constant thingswith non-mainstream archeology and history.
First, money talks. None of these guys have peer-reviewed material, but all of them have very solid contracts to crank out paperbacks. They always ask
for more funding, and never seem to do much with what they get.
Second, Whi - er, Europeans are the descendants of gods, and are favored and special. Every ancient civilization, no matter where it is from, is the
result of whi - I mean European influence. Only whi-, um, European people can claim a direct lineage from spacechip-traveling favored children of our
alien overlords, and all those bro- damn it, people from anywhere else are "degenerations" or "usurpers." The Mayans are not smart enough to stack
rocks into a pyramid, they're br- not European! How couldthe Chinese have possibly developed advanced navigation techniques without whit- Europeans
giving it to them first?
Of course, given how "conventional" history doesn't back this approach, we have to assume that there was an Atlantis, and that Europe was just the
best of Atlantis' survivors.
It has a very Ron E. Howard feel to it, huh?
I mean there is just SO MUCH stuff out there that i simply cannot buy that its all made up and a coincidence that it all fits in
Like for example?
I see where you, and everyone else here, is coming from, (and i love the back and forth - most the time) but i mean WHAT IF Atlantis and
Lemuria turn out to be true - i mean the weight such a disclosure would have would change the world as we know it. History would be re-written,
certain religions would break down, parties would be exposed for their lies, and the world would never be the same.
Well, as has been noted Earlier, "Lemuria" as a notion created by a biologist to explain the presence of primitive primates in Madagascar, East
Africa, and south Asia. This was prior to plate tectonics being discovered, and the idea was thoroughly scrapped when this idea explained it easily -
and when the Indian ocean was mapped and explored and no such huge island was found.
You may be getting it mixed up with Mu, different myth.
If they turned out to be true - and despite a lot of people looking for a long time, no evidence of such has come to light - then yes, history would
be reconsidered as we learned more. That's a given, and hardly that revolutionary. Can't imagine what religions would care much. And who would be
lying? As far as anyone knows, there are no such places. That's not a lie.
I'm just saying that i feel there are PLENTY of reasons for both this to be covered up and the truth.
What reasons would that be? Do you know how many people's careers would be made for life if they came up with even a shred of certain proof for
[edit on 30-1-2008 by TheWalkingFox]