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Sunken Continents versus Continental Drift

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Qoais
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« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2008, 04:29:21 pm »

Blue Hue, you must have some sort of reference for some of this stuff don't you?  Like, how do you know what Plato wrote in ancient Greek, when we don't have his original papers to work with?

I've asked Mr. R. Cedric Leonard, who can translate ancient Greek, if it was possible to mistake the word for combined/together for the word for "between".  He said that to try to interpret the word as between, the syntax of the whole sentence would have to be changed. 

So for instance;

This power was larger than Libya and Asia "combined/together".    OR

This power was larger than Libya and Asia "between".

The syntax would not be correct.

He could also have been talking about the "might" of this land and not the size of it.  Mighty because they were wealthy, had control of the trade routes and goods, and probably held stations of high office.
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An open-minded view of the past allows for an unprejudiced glimpse into the future.

Logic rules.

"Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong."
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