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Is Atlantis a metaphor for a great civilzation lost in a superstorm?

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posted on May, 22 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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The video about the sea filling the carpathian basin when it shouldn't and then mysteriously drying up sometime in the last 10ky has re-emerged

in the 6th minute




posted on May, 22 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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The default position for myths is to consider them stories until supporting evidence is found.

The alternative position to assume all myths are true until proven wrong isn't really feasible.

[edit on 22/5/09 by Hanslune]



posted on May, 23 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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Originally posted by Hanslune

The default position for myths is to consider them stories until supporting evidence is found.

The alternative position to assume all myths are true until proven wrong isn't really feasible.



Where it gets messy is when there is some kernel of historical fact blended in with mythology.

Homer's Iliad and the Old Testament immediately come to mind.

The requirement to separate fact from fiction is a relatively new development in human storytelling. Whatever made it more dramatic was considered an added bonus. And when stories were just passed on orally, there was no way of going back to the original source.

Human nature being what it is, colourful embellishments were inevitable.

Mike



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