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Originally posted by Blue Shift
I give Atlantis a fair chance of existing, because 12,000 years was a long time ago and a lot of stuff can happen in that length of time. Human beings were around at that time who were just as intelligent as they are now. A fairly large landmass where the Azores are today, on a very unstable geological area of the Atlantic Ridge? Sure. And right around 12,000 years ago there were some wild things going on with the climate and the planet with the Younger Dryas and all that stuff. Catastrophe? Our current understanding of supervolcanoes and comet/asteroid impacts and tsunamis show that catastrophes can happen. Which would make the chances of finding remnants and artifacts of any kind after all this time even more difficult.
But I also know how people like to exaggerate things, and 12,000 years gives people a lot of time to both forget and exaggerate. So it's very unlikely a little proto-civilization like Atlantis was as big and powerful and wonderful and technically advanced as some people would like to think. Maybe they got organized and came up with some basics laws, or astronomy, or farming. Not much in the way of large stone monuments. Which would make finding hard evidence of their existence even more difficult.
In any event, this has all the earmarks of a pure bullcrap story designed to fleece a little money from the most gullible.
Originally posted by LightAssassin
reply to post by NeoVain
Arken's thread on it
You were rather sceptical in that thread...
And this from World Weekly News May, 1991
Originally posted by Sigismundus
reply to post by NeoVain
Could there be any possible connexion, do you think, to the Bimini Road within the Bermuda-'Devil's' Triangle man-made artefacts which skeptics always have claimed are 'natural formations' despite all the regular 90 degree angles of cut rock ?
Whatever these rocks are, they're ancient !
Originally posted by usernameconspiracy
While I have little doubt there are many cities lost to the sea throughout history, these photos are ridiculously fake, especially the "city overview" with everything all lit up. The easiest way to know it's a hoax is to consider that nothing new has happened in ten years. What, they found it, asked for more funding, didn't get it, and then shrugged their shoulders and said, "Oh well?"
I'm thinking about using this thread as a litmus test for people's intelligence and gullibility