Originally posted by amantine
.30% of the earth is land.
0,3*0,0001=0,00003=0,003% of the earth surface does not contain an ancient civilization.
You argument is completely flawed. Most of the oceans can be excluded, because even a million years ago these were already oceans and no civilization
would live there. Furthermore, because there is no evidence for an ancient civilisation, the best conclusion we can reach now is that there was never
an ancient civilization. That is not necessarely true, but it's the conclusion that follows all current evidence.
The thing that has apparently passed by your vision, which is not entirly your fault (since you claim to be a LEARNED man), is the civilizations that
were indeed found ouder the ocean's waves.
We do know that earlier in man's history the water levels wer lower than what they are today. We've found evidence of beach sand a hundred miles
out into the ocean, indicating this.
We have legends and oral traditions passed down from generation to generation; for example, the native inhabitants of the Canary Islands in the
Atlantic Ocean. They tell of a time when their lands were much greater than a few mountian tops; but one day, a flood came, causing them to flee, and
stay, on higher ground.
Now, then, are the underwater artifacts.
Within a lake in South America... don't remember which one, ask Gazrok, he'd know... there is a City Of Gold completly submerged under the waters
depths. The natives would navigate out to the site and deposite trinkets and offerings to the gods in that are.
In... what... 1968 (?), off the coast of the Bahamas, walls and road have been discovered, these roads leading for miles, and beyond, deep into the
Off the coast of Japan, there have been found complete ruins of pyramids and temples, all under water.
And currently, look at Venice; right here is a prime example of a city being lost to the waters. The Netherlands, too, will probably be completly
underwater. When a great world wide destruction occurs, what will be left? Our skyscrapers, which would fall and crumble with time, or these
underwater cities, protected from the wind? Water, we have found, is a great preserver of artifacts, because of less erosion and sediment. Venice
and Netherlands will vastly out-last us.
The world is made of 70% water... since the water levels were 300 feet less than they are now... here, take an atlas, and look at the oceans. See
how much land is now exposed, land that is close to islands and continents? We have numerous tales of sunken cities and sites... numerous photgraphs
So when you say "never happened because..." you are also saying you are denying the fact of possibility.
As a claimed LEARNED person, isn't this going against what you do... to try and find new things?