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Old June 23 2008, 01:56 PM   #4
Timo
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Re: the atlantis project

From the looks of it, it should literally have changed the face of Earth. And we see the face of Earth a couple of times in DS9, unchanged.

Doesn't really tell us much: the timetable of raising that new continent could have been decades or even centuries, and the project might still be perfectly on track. OTOH, it might have been a paper project all along, make-work for idle scientists and engineers, impossible in practice for political, emotional and possibly also ecological reasons (although I'd think eco-engineering would have been the major challenge in such a project, and the primary driving force).

Timo Saloniemi
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