reply to post by Akragon
Hapgood was a rather interesting professor of history. He was trying to figure out how an old map could show Antarctica long before its discovery. It
had been and still is believed today that ancient cartographers drew in a southern continent to balance out the northern lands. Hapgood suggested that
the only way an advanced civilization could exist that we do not know about today is that if all of it was hidden under the ice of Antarctica.
Otherwise there would be some pots, pans, metal, artwork, whatever found someplace. So he invents a way to get Antarctica ice free. He moves the crust
moving Antarctica from an ice free place to an iced over place.
See the problem here?
1. It is pretty well known why different shaped southern continents appear on old maps.
2. If you look at the map mentioned in your link you will see that Madagascar is in the wrong place. Look for other errors. Still a good map
considering it was drawn using dead reckoning.
3. So instead of comparing the old maps as a group and seeing if the drawings are consistent he invents a civilization he knows does not appear to
exist. The place left nothing around in any other part of the world.
4. He creates a new geological process to hide a civilization he knows probably never existed.
Hapgood goes out and out and further out on a limb instead of dealing with the data that perplexes him.
What allowed him to do that was a lack of knowledge of most of the world. The 69% of the world that lies under the oceans was not well understood at