reply to post by DrGod
I've come to the personal conclusion that "time" is utterly relative, and making an attempt to "date" things is an effort in futility. And
bickering amongst ourselves in regard to the "age" of anything, even more so.
And since no one alive today was present in ancient history, (well, perhaps besides Drucilla's crazy homeless man....) then anything said on the
matter is pure speculation.
Having said that, I fully believe that there are nuggets of truth buried within the legends and myths of mankind that have withstood the test of time
over the millennia. I believe that at one time, the earth, as we know it, was actually one large landmass---also referred to as Pangea. There is a
copious amount of data and evidence to support this.
I also speculate that what we now refer to as the "lost continent of Atlantis", was apportioned within Pangea at one time. When you begin to think
of ancient, pre-deluvian civilization (yes, I also believe there was a flood, much evidence to support that as well..) having been so close in
relation to each other, insofar as physical location, then all the cross-cultural "legends and myths" that we find ourselves trying to explain
according to what we've been taught by pompous, pontificating "scientists,"----who themselves are merely speculating, at best--- becomes much more
sensible and easier to account for.
This would also include the global pyramid phenomenon that I believe is related to the account of the Tower of Babylon and the effort of these ancient
civilizations to mimic this endeavor from their collective memory. Mankind also, indeed, shared one tongue at one time, plenty of research and
support for that as well. How could mankind all have one language if we were all spread out over the globe as we are today? That would make no
sense. One language was shared along the same time as we were all still on one continent.
It would also not be a stretch for one who believes that Atlantis actually existed to connect the dots and make the assumption that its demise was
also related to the cross-culturally recorded "great deluge". The flood was supposed to have been a somewhat sudden disasterous event, the onset of
which was also mentioned to include more than just rain falling from the sky. Who knows what other meteorological events were included for the sum
total effect to be the entire landmass of earth at that time to be covered in water. Atlantis is said to have "sunk" into the sea---perhaps the sea
also "rose" up to meet it. Atlantis is said to have become a savage, hedonistic and reprobate civilization----the very same civilization it is said
that the flood was meant to eradicate from among the more peaceful and decent remnant of mankind.
Depending on the layout of Pangea at the time of its existence, I see it entirely within the realm of possibility that the continent we now refer to
as "Antartica" to have at one time in our ancient history, been what others referred to as "Atlantis". When the continent "sunk", it could have
been during a pole-shift event and become forever entombed in the miles of ice that it is today. No one alive today has lived through a pole-shift
event, thus no one truly knows the mechanics of this phemomenon, nor the speed at which it takes place. Just more speculation.
I also find it noteworthy that the Bible mentions that in the time of Peleg, the earth was "divided". Peleg and Nimrod would have lived around the
same time period after the deluge. Nimrod built the Tower of Babel, during which time men would also have spoken the same language. Atlantis may
have "sunk", but earth's landmass may have also still been somewhat interconnected. The Bible actually twice mentions the earth being divided
during Peleg's time---once in Genesis, once in Chronicles--- which would cause one to assume that it was quite a noteworthy event.
Having said all that, who knows? But that is my personal speculation on the matter.