Originally posted by IndianaJoe
Everyone assumes Atlantis if it even existed was destroyed by a volcano.
(sigh) No... there's no evidence it existed.
No, Plato says it was destroyed by water. You're confusing it with Herculaneum and Pompeii (which did exist)
Though this theory run contrary to the large amount of "flood" stories that are found all over the globe about the destruction of a great
civilization, nearly all these stories hint at a celestial event and not just a volcanic one.
Actually, it's not a universal myth, and the flood stories generally don't talk about the destruction of a great civilization -- just of current
civilization (as in the Bible. It talks about the flood wiping out everyone but not about wiping out advanced civilizations.)
None of the ones I'm familiar with talk about great floods of myth being caused by anything beyond rain or a god causing the waters to rise. Perhaps
you could point to one that talks about something else causing it?
Is it possible that a meteor impact in the Atlantic ocean could have triggerd volcanic explosions and earthquakes in the volitle Atlantic
region off the coast of spain?
Do you know how they capture bullets to test for firing marks (to see if the bullet comes from the suspected "murder weapon")? They fire the gun
into a tank of water. The bullet hits the water, velocity gets drastically reduced, and you get an undamaged bullet and it doesn't shoot a hole in
the tank of water.
So... you get a big meteorite landing in the middle of the ocean. Water buffers it and slows it down (and actually, since it's coming in red-hot, it
would shatter it into a lot of small pieces... and if you don't believe me, heat up some rocks and drop them into water (stand VERY far away when you
Also, the volcanic area is Italy and the Middle East. Sorry -- Spain and the coastline of the western edge of Europe aren't volcanic for the most
Thus causing Atlantis to be sunk by the volcanic means that Plato gives account of, and also providing for the fundemental basis of a global
celestial event that has been past down through hundreds of cultures on all continents of the globe.
No (volcanos don't sink islands, by the way, or Hawaii would be seriously gone from the face of the Earth.)
No, there's no global celestial event mentioned (we'd know about it already)
No, there's not hundreds of cultures reporting a huge meteor streaking across the skies (nobody would have seen it if it was over the middle
Atlantic. The curve of the Earth would have been in the way.)