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#1 carlotta

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 05:15 AM

Hiya,

 

I ran across this book a few years ago, and really enjoyed it:

 

https://www.amazon.c...=atlantis atlas

 

It discusses the legend of Atlantas from Plato's writings through the 19th century to more recently, and through several lands where historical accounts near the same time in history have similar stories of large, intelligent castaways, who were considered giants by the locals, appearing, telling of the distruction of their civilization.

 

Given that the history of the planet covers billions of years, I find it reasonable to believe that such advanced civilizations existed, and were demolished whether though human or natural intervention.

 

It seems entirely possible to me that the earth's gravitational force could have pockets where it is less strong, or in the history of the earth, it was generally weaker, and could allow people with larger bodies to exist in good health.

 

We still see remnants of gigantism in people who are born and grow up to have larger body frames than average. Perhaps they have some trace of the blood from Atlanteans. There could have been pockets of these large, intelligent people all over the planet that could have been weakened by the changes in the earth's gravitation, or had some genetic weakness that became stronger over time.

 

I do find it fascinating, and to speculate that the structures we find made of large heavy objects, the pyramids, Stonehenge, may have been built buy such people, for whom such objects would not have been difficult to move.

 

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:46 AM

Atlantis was one such lost continent, so was Lemuria, and there are a few more such.  I guess it was an evolutionary process (of Mother Earth) that happened.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:44 AM

I was under the impression that Lemuria itself and most of the Atlantis "Information" was made up by the guy who ran FATE Magazine in the late 1940's.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:17 AM

The hype and stories perhaps you are right, but the place and legend, existed.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:21 AM

I guess Plato mentions it in Timaeus and Critias, which pre-date the Fate magazine by quite a bit. Grand civilizations that rose and fell have happened many times over millions of years. This was way before the internet grabbed up every little tidbit of information. I can believe that there were different places that had similar characteristics in their history that could have been consolidated into collections of "thrice-told" tales. If an entire civilization is sucked up into the ocean because of some natural disaster, obviously it'll be hard to dig up any evidence. And if this happened to more than one civilization... this is something I can believe.

 

Just think of those cities gobbled up by the jungles in South and Central America... they're more easy to discover than cities that are swept under miles of ocean and then buried by sediment and built on by ocean creatures.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:47 AM

You are right, it happened to more than one civilization, and will happen again, it is a natural progression.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:13 PM

The challenge of humanity is to try to comprehend billions of years when none of us can live more than 100ish years. Human beings are a blip on the radar, though we've done more than enough to pollute the air, land and sea. The planet will carry on when we've made ourselves extinct.

 

So go treat yourself to a scoop of ice cream. :-)


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Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:18 AM

 

So go treat yourself to a scoop of ice cream. :-)

Yes please, make it two scoops!


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Posted 01 August 2018 - 11:45 AM

I believe it existed but was not the advanced society some make claims of.   While certainly it was a city of some notariety, I do not believe they had what we would consider modern lifestyle.  Rather it was advanced just as other cities of the time were.  (Athens, Troy, Rome, Carthage, etc.) 

 

I find it interesting that this topic was posted at this time.  I have just returned from 2 weeks in Peru where I visited another site of ruins known as Pachacamac.  This site is only now being excavated, and may be larger than Machu Picchu.  While certainly not nearly as old as Atlantis (It was destroyed around 1500 AD), it does have evidence of an advanced culture that first arose about 200 BC. More evidence of cities rising and falling throughout history






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