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The Search For Atlantis in Cuba - Finally, Some Answers!! - UPDATE

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« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2008, 07:41:14 am »









 
   
 
                   Comments on The National Geographic "Naked Science-Atlantis" documentary





by Dr. Greg Little

Several people have asked me to comment on the recent airing of a "Naked Science" episode on Atlantis shown by The National Geographic. The hour-long show focused on four locations: Malta, Bimini/Andros, Cuba, and Thera. They used six criteria for "pinpointing" Atlantis with these criteria supposedly derived from Plato. Among the criteria were:

1. It was a supposedly a circular island of 5-6 miles in diameter.

2. It had elephants.

3. It was destroyed suddenly (in one night).

4. It was destroyed circa 9000 BC.

5. It had black, white, and red rocks.

As was stated by a reasonable skeptic on the show, if you ignore the facts, one can make an argument that a rat is a cat. That's precisely what occurred. What has to be realized is that the entire show was produced and put together by a completely British crew under the direction of National Geographic's edicts. The edict was made by "a scientific community" who have long thought that Thera had to be the source of Plato's Atlantis and that Edgar Cayce was a fake. Part of the agenda was clearly to focus attention on the British "walk-around" at Malta and use the show as an opportunity for skeptics to try to discredit Cayce. We knew this when we agreed to participate and are not surprised at the result nor really disheartened. It was simply to be expected.

The most obvious descriptive criteria from Plato's story of Atlantis was never mentioned: Atlantis was an island empire in the Atlantic outside the Mediterranean. The reason this part of Plato's story was ignored by the show is simple: it would make Thera an impossible location for Atlantis and would make the British "researcher" look foolish at Malta. There are many other hints from Plato that were ignored, but it may be interesting to examine the few they did choose to list.
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