posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 10:32 AM
reply to post by Donnie Darko
Stories like this go back to the very start of human civilization and are prevalent in nearly all cultures leading many to believe that we are storing
an unconscious memory of a time when humanity was united and a great cataclysm tore us apart and scattered us. The memories of our ancient homeland
(science tells us this is likely Africa) faded and changed and were blended with myth and legend to give us stories of lost cities and continents
decimated by angry gods.
Stories of a great flood are also common and there is some evidence to suggest flooding at the end of the ice age, the drastic rise in sea level, is
to blame for some of these legends.
We have to understand that while human history only goes back maybe 8,000 years or so that our species and our ancestors go back hundreds of thousands
of years and who knows what dark memories we harbor in our collective unconscious, memory inscribed on our very genetic code perhaps or hard wired
into our brain...
So some place like
Atlantis, or Valinor, or insert name of lost civilization here, may have once existed. There are thousands and thousands of
years of human existence that we have little idea what was happening. Scattered tools and bone fragments give us a glimpse but they hardly give us the
big picture... Human civilization may have existed and been destroyed countless times (the Mayans believed the 'world' would end numerous times, not
saying I agree with them but...)
We really don't know... which is where fiction comes in to fill in the gaps...