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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by contrafear
ok - if you want mer to consider your theory - please explain how the people you cite were prevented from surviving ?
you dismiss the notion of self sacrifice
but fail to explain how they were prevented - if they wanted to survive - they had the promise of reward beyond the dreams of the crew
as you admit - power
so how were they prevented - from escaping - if they actually tried to ?
originally posted by: lewman
the thing that puzzles me is that when you leave from Ireland and want to go to New York, why do you need to travel through places with large icebergs.
One of the most controversial and complex theories regarding the sinking of the Titanic was put forward by Robert Gardiner in his book 'TITANIC: The Ship That Never Sank?' (published 1999).
In it, Gardiner draws on several events and coincidences that occurred in the months, days and hours leading up to the sinking of the Titanic to form his theory. Put simply, his theory is that the ship that hit the iceberg on 14 April 1912 was in fact the Titanic's sister-ship the Olympic, disguised as the Titanic. All this was part of an insurance scam of huge proportions by the White Star Line.
The Olympic was the older sister to the Titanic, built alongside the more famous vessel but launched much earlier, in October 1910. She was to all purposes identical to the Titanic, save for small detailing such as the promenade deck windows. These were not glazed in the Olympic. In the Titanic the front half of the promenade deck was fitted with smaller glazed windows to protect passengers from spray.
On September 20, 1911, the Olympic was involved in a collision with the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Hawke near Southampton. The cruiser smashed its ram into the side of the Olympic, seriously damaging both ships. The inquiry (an internal Royal Navy one) found its ship free of all blame. This set in motion Gardiner's theory.
originally posted by: Hilux1996
In the news after the 'Titanic' sunk there was the big commotion and advertisement of the Biggest Unsinkable Ship sailing to New York and all the stories preceding it and 2 years earlier the Olympic which is exactly the same get's no big commotion?
originally posted by: Mura44
Plausible???? That video was the biggest load of rubbish ever. A wasted 10 minutes of my life I will never get back. Admittedly, Thinking Cap, no I did not watch the whole thing, but I did watch more than 1 minute.
For me to consider a theory plausible I need more than the fact that in the English language and alphabet there are sounds and letters that are used often and that a particular species of tree grows in an irrelevant place. Even I, when I speak out loud, can draw out a word and add more syllables and sound like an idiot ("ow....wEL" anyone?)