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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:37 PM
Agonaces of Susa, on 16 November 2009 - 08:24 PM, said:
In reality it does.
No, I doesn't.
And I can give these short answers as long as you like to post your few-words claims.
You just say 'this is true'. Well, fine, I will say it isn't.
Get my point?
But I will help you here.
You read a theory that is far out, and supports whatever you always dreamt of.
But you do not really understand the science that contradicts that theory - and you do not really understand the theory you love in the first place - , so you just skip the contradicting science, and say: "it is all true'.
It was I that told the Puzz to try and find Atlantis in Greek mythology, knowing full well it wasn't there.
I didn't know who I was dealing with.
The Puzzler has become one of the forums most educated personages on certain aspects of Greek mythology.
Anyway, you gotta admit she did a huge amount of work.
She still won't admit that Atlantis never existed though.
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From what I'm getting from this conversation, only parts of the earth floated on the crust. I thought the whole shebang would float at once, which is what should happen.
Earlier it was said that the N. Pole had shifted but as far as I know that was a shift of about 400 miles. Therefore the southern end of the globe would only have shifted 400 miles as well, not 2000. The Carribean Sea is not directly west of Gibraltar and would only have been directly west of Gibraltar if the Americas had floated about 1600 miles south and Europe and Africa stayed where they were.
For those folks who subscribe to the theory of the poles shifting (the solid surface of the earth occasionally 'floating' on the liquid portion of the core) it would be possible that Antartic was ice-free at least in part about 11,000 years ago. The last alledged pole shift took the North pole from somewhere in Hudson Bay to its current position. The location of the South pole would likewise have changed with Antartica being located roughly 2000 miles closer to the Equator. This might account for the Piri Reis maps showing Antartica as it would be without ice. However if ice cores from all of Antartica can be shown to be of million plus years old that would certainly shoot that theory down. Plato's version of Atlantis tells of it being larger than Libya and parts of Asia Minor and being "West of the Pillars of Hercules". That pretty much shoots down islands in the Mediteranean and Antartica. If you're a pole shift believer the most likely place for Atlantis would be in the Carribean Sea area which would have been pretty much directly West of Gibraltar (pillars of hercules) if the pole was in Hudson Bay. Edgar Cayce puts a remnant of Atlantis as showing up in 1968(?) when the Bimini Road was discovered. Who knows at this point?
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:56 PM
stevemagegod, on 20 October 2009 - 01:51 AM, said:
I no that this theory is not new but remember when the Nazi's where trying to find evidence of a master race or at least Atlanteans? Well their idea of Aryans are blond hair and blue eyes. Well one of the theory's out their is that Atlantis is located around the Black Sea Region. Well new genetic samples argue that Blue Eyes is a relativity new trait only about 10,00 years old and was a mutation in a single man and then spread rapidly throughout Europe. And everyone who has Blue Eyes is related through a single common ancestor. Well Atlantis was a world wide Empire could it be possible that Atlantis genetically altered man to have Blue Eyes, and since it was a world wide Empire the gene for Blue Eyes spread throughout Europe?
I think your theory is worth looking into, but I'm somewhat skeptical of the Black Sea Atlantis theory. I think blue eyes moved into Europe due to cultural ideas of beauty. Men and women with blue eyes were considered more attractive and therefore got to breed more.
I don't think Atlantis was a world wide empire, any more then Troy, or Tyre were world wide empires.
The entire story is clearly meant to be a political statement about Athens and her enemies. That Athens will not be beaten by anyone, even if they had already conquered Asia, Africa and the rest of Europe.
Agonaces of Susa, on 16 November 2009 - 07:06 PM, said:
Exactly! And those waves are now frozen ice. Antarctica was once in a temperate climate.
Using that reasoning then Greenland is a much more likely target then Antarctica. It is a lot closer and can be mistaken for an smaller island more easily.
Abramelin, on 16 November 2009 - 08:00 PM, said:
I agree. The Piri Neis map only shows the Western Coast of South America where it is supposed to be Antarctica. The map maker just ran out of room on the map and so went the other way.
The entire story is bogus in that a handful of shepards were supposedly able to defeat a gigantic army that had beaten everyone else and then to seal the humiliation the Atlantian city/island was destroyed.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:08 PM
Agonaces of Susa, on 16 November 2009 - 09:07 PM, said:
It doesn't really matter what people think. The historical record says that the Atlantean Empire in Antarctica had subjugated all of North africa as far East as Egypt and even into Europe.
"... the men of Atlantis [Antarctica] had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia." -- Plato, Timaeus, 360 B.C.
'Scuse me, what historical record?
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Qoais, yes that very strange theory suggests that the entire solid portion of the earth (above the liquid iron core) is capable of movement when there are forces great enough to get it started. I don't have any idea what would be necessary but suggested in another thread that the weight of ice on the North American continent during the last Ice Age might have been enough. Proponents of this theory suggest that the magnetic north pole has shifted several times over the last 100,000 plus years. The last location of true North was supposedly the last location of magnetic north supposedly in Hudson Bay. That would be some 1500 or 2000 miles of distance. The magnetic north is currently making its way toward our current North Pole and last I heard it was increasing its velocity to something like 25 to 40 km per year. (Not sure on that figure but it was in a Nat. Geographic magazine)