posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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
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.
Before I finish reading this thread, I'm feel very obligated to jump to this guy's defense. You seriously appear to be attacking the guy with
literal no argument of your own, rather you're choosing to read into his statements with little to no comprehension of what those statements you
placed in bold text actually mean.
Honestly, no one can say for sure whether atlantis existed or not. I've yet to watch the show, but I plan on doing so today. Based on his own
personal research and opinions, he believes the story to be true and based in factual reality. May I happily point out that for years many people
thought the city of troy was just a fable as the only historical account of this city existed within a story. Who's to say such a scenario won't
play out for atlantis? Can you say one hundred percent for sure that this lost city doesn't exist? Do you know yourself one hundred percent that
it's just a story?
If you don't know yourself and can not prove this to the rest of the board, then your argument is simply moot, a waste of space.
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.
The Ancient Greek historian Herodotus wrote quiet a few thing's down that were found to be true by historians which there are no other records known
to exist for. He even wrote down some things that are just ridiculous sounding that historians don't believe to have ever been true or real. Until
more study and research is undertaken, we can't write off things we simply don't agree with due to personal bias.
In other words, stop acting like all those uneducated dumb morons who thought Troy was a myth before you make a fool out of yourself. Learn from
history, don't repeat it.