posted on Mar, 28 2011 @ 06:01 PM
Are we sure this is a bridge, as in a human-constructed feat of engineering, or is it a series of shoals? The reason I'm questioning this is because
at one time Ceylon and India were not separated by salt water. It was all part of the same land mass. Further, you don't need to invoke a bridge to
get to ancient civilizations, particularly in India.
An alternative view is that the seal level was once lower, by about 60 feet or so, than it is today. I'm not entirely sure of the depth of the ocean
in that passage (perhaps someone here knows?), but if it's less than 60 feet, we have a hit.
If you read Graham Hancock's
(His wife is Indian, BTW) he has spent some significant time on this very subject. His theory in a nutshell is this:
We are still emerging from the last Ice Age (hence Global Warming). 12,000 years ago a great deal of ice was still sucking up a lot of water. One of
the places it did this was around Hudson Bay, which is an old meteor or asteroid strike. The ice in the bay melted before the ice on the land (If
you've ever seen Lake Michigan in winter you know how this happens). The ice on the land acted as a dam--until it finally broke, and all the water
trapped behind the dam poured out into the world's oceans. In a few hours a tsunami ten times worse than Japan wiped out all coastal civilizations
and raised the level of the oceans 60 feet.
No need to go back a million years--a few thousand is sufficient. When you do that you find it isn't necessary to contradict anything we think we
know about human origins. The existing paradigm can stay in place, and still we have plenty of room for ancient Indian civilizations. Occam's Razor
and all; it's a nice snug fit.