posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 08:53 PM
reply to post by artistpoet
Above is alink to more info of the map in question - I think your references to Hapgood are discourteus.
Hapgood had a good idea. I have previously explained that at the time Hapgood was thinking about his maps he was preceding important discoveries that
would undo his work. Here are a few:
1. paleomagnetic studies
3. mapping of the world's oceans
4. mapping of Antarctica
Within 10 years it became clear that pole shifts have not happened. That was seen in paleomagnetic data and ocean cores. Isostacy would prevent an
imbalance due to ice build up. The ocean bottoms were unknown in the 1940s and very little was known by the 1950s. The 1949 expedition to Antarctica
barely scratched the surface in determining the land under the ice.
Is Ptolemy also a fraud as his map is such a close resemblnace to Hapgoods who indeed did not claim originality for his map refering to
Alexandre the Great
Not sure what you mean here. Hapgood was not the map maker.
"What could this mean? Ptolemy is the most famous geographer of the ancient world. He worked in Alexandria in the 2nd century A.D. in the
greatest library of the ancient world. He had at his command all the accumulated geographical information of that world. He was aquainted with
mathematics and showed in his great work, the Geographia, a modern mentality. Is it to be assumed that medieval sailors of the 14th century, without
any of this knowledge, and without modern instruments except a rudimentary compass, could have produced a more scientific product"
The map of Ptolemy is less accurate. The later maps are better. In the time of dead reckoning maps were harder to make. More time and the product
improves. Is that a surprise?
The problem for Hapgood and everyone else is they knew there was ZERO evidence for this civilization. The only thing they had to show was maps and
that is fairly weak.
There is no art, no pots, no ceramics, no tools, no metals, no books, no writings, no statues, no cities, no unknown scripts, no outposts, no
paintings, nothing left. Where is it? Hapgood realized he had a huge problem so he invented ECDs to place the city and everything else on the
continent of Antarctica. The crust slips and moves Antarctica to the South Pole.
Not quite. A few years later plate tectonics comes into being and ECDs are recognized as impossible events. That leaves Hapgood with maps and no
explanation how maps of all things are found, but nothing else.
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