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Originally posted by Dendro
Other cultures would have recorded evidence of Atlantis existing but it doesn't exist.
Originally posted by Aquarius1
HOLY CRAP: They Found Atlantis!
March 12, 2011
A bunch of scientists think they've found Atlantis.
In Spain, of all places.
The city was apparently buried by a tsunami, which is a particularly scary concept given what happened in Japan yesterday
We looked at the satellite pictures, we dug, and there it was!
There's a National Geographic special this Sunday that will reveal the whole project. It's called "Finding Atlantis"
Interesting thread and good find, looking forward to watching the National Geographic special on Finding Atlantis this Sunday evening.
Maybe this is it, there are many lost civilizations, if this isn't Atlantis it could very well be another lost civilization.edit on 12-3-2011 by Aquarius1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Dendro
reply to post by Kryties
Did you not say this?
That is merely conjecture. Nobody can say for sure whether or not Atlantis existed (unless you're telling me you've been back in time) and therefore nobody can make absolute claims that it did or did not. Mocking those who believe it exists is just to make yourself feel like a tough guy.
Some people believe that Plato used it as a 'thought-experiment' that is true. I used to be on the fence regarding the subject, not knowing if it were simply a story or not but after having completed a Uni assignment on it and having researched the subject quite a bit, I am inclined to believe it is completely true.
Experts and scholars like philosophers and historians, literally thousands, dedicated their entire lives to the study of Plato and Atlantis and have drawn the conclusion that it was a parable. It is unfair for you to claim that nobody can state Atlantis' existence definitively when so many have. It may have been ancient times but people were still keeping a historical record and the only one to ever mention the city is Plato. Other cultures would have recorded evidence of Atlantis existing but it doesn't exist.
people were still keeping a historical record and the only one to ever mention the city is Plato. Other cultures would have recorded evidence of Atlantis existing but it doesn't exist.
It is a myth that is romantically perpetuated like slaves building the Pyramids (also false).
you got a "high distinction" for it as if you then are an authority of the topic at hand.
hey assert that Atlantis was destroyed 4,000 years ago while also claiming to adhere to Plato's account. Yet according to Plato, Atlantis was destroyed almost 12,000 years ago.
Originally posted by Equinox99
Originally posted by boondock-saint
While I have no doubt that a tsunami can wipe out
an entire civilization. The problem I have is keeping
it totally submerged after the tsunami has ended.
Where did all this water come from that never rescinded
back into the ocean?
I don't know there are a lot of sunken cities around the world. The water level could have been on the rise and all that was needed was one tsunami to prevent them from rebuilding on the same spot again. For all we know they could have been having one tough day and everything fell apart.
Regardless though I think it is an interesting story.