posted on Oct, 5 2003 @ 12:49 PM
With regards to the Ice Age and Great Deluge, here are my opinions concerning Antartica.
In order to have as severe an Ice Age as historians expect, there would first have to have been a large amount of water or moisture in the air... the
ice just couldn't happen by itself, it needed a source. Wether or not the world has a more humid place or the sea levels were higher, the earth as a
whole had to be a much warmer place to live.
Something had to happen to effect that ecology; a comet strike creating a "nuclear winter", an axis shift, something had to wreck the natural
balance to turn the earth from a warmer epoch into something colder to generate that much ice creation.
*the reason I mention the Great Deluge is because of the extra water/ moisture needed for the ice was already here... possible connection to the
Anyway, since people were already here when the Ice Age started, and were rather wide-spread, why not have a society on the Antartic? Taking into
consideration continental drift and the whole Pangea concept, the Antartic was origionally along the equator... since the tip of South America and
Antartica was a land bridge similiar to the Siberian/ Alaskan connection? If life forms were able to cross from Siberia to the Americas via this
route, why not a seperate incusion into the Antartic?
It would nieve of us to assume that because the Antartic is a cold, desolate place that it has always been so. Magnetic fields in certian rock
layers show that the poles have shifted. American Indian stories and East Indian tales account for the sun staying in one place for days on end, the
sun changing directions, and eventually rising and setting in the opposite directions. And, again, in order for an Ice Age, there must have been a
readily available source of water.
So. If the Ice Age is within human history, and the sun/ poles shifting within recorded human history, wouldn't it be possible that Antartica
became frozen well within the time span of human existance?
Couldn't it be possible that there is, within the Antartic, human remains or settlements? They don't need to be primative... Egypt, and Incas,
even the Indus valley, all had seperate civilized human growth. Considering the whole continental drift theory, is it any coincidence that the
Antartic was central to the other civilization "hot spots"?
Granted, the drifting started much earlier than the appearance of man, yet again look at the modern world. The island of Madagasgar and
Aulstralia had their own unique and individual ecosystems, with animals and plant life found only in those isolated areas. Maybe, perhaps, humanity
rose in the Antartic, and spread out... reaching the tips or bridges of South America and India.
With the Antartic drifting further south, the warm ecology of the earth changing, the water and moisture gathering at the poles... I wouldn't be
a bit surprised if there was indeed something spectacular within that frozen wasteland.