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Old February 22 2009, 05:46 PM   #1
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Atlantis Found by Google? Freaky!

Check this out!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sciencean...ff-Africa.html

See the image? There are five in order, zooming in. Go through them.

That's just freaky cool.

"Google - Such a Good Search Engine, We Even Found Atlantis!"



In truth it's just boat mapping lines, whatever they are, but still. Freaky. LOL
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Old February 22 2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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The people reacting to this as though it's Atlantis should check the map scale. The grid as a whole is about 80 x 100 miles, and each individual line is about 1 mile wide. There's no way it could be a grid of city streets.

Besides, Plato described the main city of Atlantis as circular in plan.
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Old February 22 2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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Google already came out and said that the scanner sometimes makes those lines on the map, and it's true. I have messed around with Google Earth and found weird lines in the water in other places! That must mean there are several secret cities!!!!
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Old February 22 2009, 06:47 PM   #4
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Atlantis = Santorini, destroyed by the eruption of Thera circa 1500 BCE.

No mystery about it except why people can't be bothered to read history books.
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Old February 22 2009, 06:59 PM   #5
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Re: Atlantis Found by Google? Freaky!

It was also debunked this morning on Fox News.

(it was on at the gym; I did not put Fox News on willingly)
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Old February 22 2009, 07:07 PM   #6
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It was also debunked this morning on Fox News.
That proves it!
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Old February 22 2009, 07:09 PM   #7
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Quiet you. They also took me behind the scenes to show what celebrities go through to get ready for Oscar Night!

It was very important.
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Old February 22 2009, 07:42 PM   #8
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Christopher wrote: View Post
The people reacting to this as though it's Atlantis should check the map scale. The grid as a whole is about 80 x 100 miles, and each individual line is about 1 mile wide. There's no way it could be a grid of city streets.

Besides, Plato described the main city of Atlantis as circular in plan.
That was my first thought about the scale.

The city of Atlantis was circular, but the island was called Poseidon, and the rest of the island is described as having rectangular grids thought to be for irrigation.
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Old February 22 2009, 07:45 PM   #9
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Re: Atlantis Found by Google? Freaky!

I think I get what those "weird lines" are. At least some of them are portions of the map that have been scanned at higher resolution than their surroundings, so they look like rough furrows in smooth surfaces. The "furrows" are the tracks of the ships or satellites that took the higher-resolution scans. If the whole ocean floor had been covered at the same resolution, the illusory tracks would disappear.

As a Google spokesperson said:
"The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data.

"The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world's oceans."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sciencean...ing-lines.html


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The city of Atlantis was circular, but the island was called Poseidon, and the rest of the island is described as having rectangular grids thought to be for irrigation.
Atlantis was a city Plato described in a text that was clearly allegorical in intent. He made it up as a vehicle for expressing his ideas on a just society. Nobody believes there really was a Lilliput or Utopia or The Lost World, so why do so many people miss the point of Plato's Atlantis dialogues?
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Old February 22 2009, 07:49 PM   #10
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Atlantis = Santorini, destroyed by the eruption of Thera circa 1500 BCE.

No mystery about it except why people can't be bothered to read history books.
Reeee.....ree....reeeead????



Hell there are at least 3 different TV specials about the fact it was some Greek island, so no reading needed.
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Old February 22 2009, 07:53 PM   #11
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We all know Atlantis is the island from LOST, moving through space and time! Get with the program! :-p
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Old February 22 2009, 09:27 PM   #12
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No, no, no! Atlantis is a city ship of the Ancients from the Pegasus Galaxy!
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Old February 22 2009, 10:14 PM   #13
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Re: Atlantis Found by Google? Freaky!

Stone_Cold_Sisko wrote: View Post
We all know Atlantis is the island from LOST, moving through space and time! Get with the program! :-p
If it vanishes from the next iteration of the Google map, then we'll know for sure...

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No, no, no! Atlantis is a city ship of the Ancients from the Pegasus Galaxy!
It's the same place, just different locations. John Sheppard gets the city part, Jack Shepherd gets the jungle part. It's a real big place. Wormhole travel applies to both, only John Sheppard knows about it and Jack doesn't, and the actual control mechanisms are a tad different.

Funny how they spell their names different...
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Old February 22 2009, 10:26 PM   #14
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Re: Atlantis Found by Google? Freaky!

So when the island disappeared at the end of last season, did it actually launch and travel to the Pegasus galaxy? Or has it been in the Pegasus galaxy the whole time, and Oceanic Flight 815 actually got sucked through a wormhole?
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Old February 22 2009, 11:14 PM   #15
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
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We all know Atlantis is the island from LOST, moving through space and time! Get with the program! :-p
If it vanishes from the next iteration of the Google map, then we'll know for sure...

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No, no, no! Atlantis is a city ship of the Ancients from the Pegasus Galaxy!
It's the same place, just different locations. John Sheppard gets the city part, Jack Shepherd gets the jungle part. It's a real big place. Wormhole travel applies to both, only John Sheppard knows about it and Jack doesn't, and the actual control mechanisms are a tad different.

Funny how they spell their names different...
Ya know, I never noticed the Sheppard name thing...or the other similarities..
There's a bald guy on both..
A pregnant lady who gets kidnapped
People infected by a sickness/retrovirus
Hardened soldier from a war torn country/planet-though one clearly has an advantage in the IQ department.

And a smoke monster was let loose in the city during season 1!
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