Was This Atlantis? Wolter Smit  

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Platon and Atlantis.
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Displacement of the poles?
The place of the impact.
The Biblical Flooding.
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Astrology and Atlantis.
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The Gods went back home.
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Was This Atlantis?
Examination of the possible location and the reason of its disappearance.
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The biblical flooding, did it happen?


he deluge is not only mentioned by the Bible, but also by not less than forty-eight other religions and cults. There are, besides the story of Noah in the Bible, many other myths and stories about floods and great inundations and it seems that every culture has its own version of a great flood. Several of these stories contain strange similarities; Humans are guilty of transgression. The Gods send a flood as punishment. Instructions are sent to an individual to build a ship. These instructions include the survival of all species. The flood destroyed the old race. After the flood, a new and less sinner race will emerge to repopulate the Earth. A particular interesting observation is the one of Plato, he has not only referred to a flood, but he spoke in a plural tense, ie floods. Plato also noted that people in general do only remember the last event and forget that there had been others earlier. Another remark of Plato, which deserves to be cited, is the magnitude of the disaster. Plato had in fact written that only illiterate shepherds living in the mountains had survived. He also has written that these facts explain why there is so little information about great inundations and flooding. An interesting indication that both Plato and the Bible give us; is that the deluge was caused by excessive rainfall, although this fact does not exclude a tsunami however. The fact that a tsunami had not been mentioned, probably indicates us that there was no tsunami in the Mediterranean. There remains however a difference between the texts of Plato and the Bible. The Bible says that the whole Earth was flooded; against Plato who had noted, in an indirect way, that the mountains were not flooded. The only thing that Plato had mentioned, is that the soft parts of land and furniture had been washed away by the rain, leaving only the bare rock as the bones of a wasted body. We can also ask ourselves what the Bible texts mean when they refer to the entire world. Because we must not forget that when the Bible texts were written, the Earth was represented as a flat disc of 10'000 km, as shown on the picture, centered on the Mediterranean. This area could actually have been flooded. Especially when you imagine the survivors, ie those who were lucky enough to have a boat, when they found themselves surrounded by water. These survivors must necessarily have drawn the conclusion that it was the whole Earth which had been flooded. In addition to religious texts and those of Plato, we have also the results of certain searches. It's in several places in Iraq of today, that archeologies have found traces of a great flood. We can therefore admit that a huge flood, type downpours, caused by excessive rainfall, has taken place in the past.

From where came the rain of the Flood?

Apart from the mythical and religious texts, it should be obvious that rainwater, whether downpours or not, can't come from nowhere and can't also disappear into nothingness. Water from rain, as we know, comes from the evaporation of seawater that condenses in colder regions and altitudes and becomes as such rain or snow. The fact that the deluge has existed, does not change the fact that rain water should have evaporated before. The amount of rain that fell during the deluge excludes lakes and forests of having been the source and leaves only the Atlantic Ocean to be able to provide such a quantity of water. We should, however, not exclude the possibility that rain water of the flood had not been evaporated, but that the water was projected into the stratosphere by the impact itself. Then computer modeling shows us that an object falling into water at high speed does not, in first instance, create a wave, but raises the water first vertically and it's this water that creates a wave by falling down again. Thus it's not excluded that a very violent collision had propelled it in the stratosphere and it's this water that fell then as rain elsewhere. We can neither exclude a combination of these two assumptions mentioned above. But no myth or legend has, however, made a reference to rain of salt water as we should have had in this case. We can therefore assume that the rain should have been for the most of the fresh water, from evaporation thus. But the lack of reference to rain of salt water in the myths and legends does not mean that no part of this rain couldn't have come directly from the impact itself. The amount could have been too small to be noticed.

What source of heat was causing the evaporation of the rainwater?

It must be obvious to everyone that rainwater must go up before it can fall in the form of rain or snow elsewhere. It's clear that water doesn't go at all up in the sky by itself, but needs to be evaporated first and it's the water vapor which is rising. The steam is then carried away by the winds in the form of clouds. It's when the clouds pass over the continent and encounter cooler areas, that the water vapor begins to condense. This effect of condensation, ie the transformation of water in vapor form into liquid or solid, is seen by us as rain, snow or hail. Normally the source of sufficient heat necessary for evaporation is supplied by the sun, but in the case of a flood, this source of energy is not sufficient to have evaporated such a huge amount of water. Where could it have come from? The two other possible sources of heat or energy sources, which we still have, are: the slowdown that the celestial object when it crossed the water layer and the first layers of the Earth's crust, the other source is the fact that sea water had been exposed to the magma of a few thousand degrees. We can, by adding up the total energy supplied by the impact itself and the heat supplied by magma, until it has cooled enough to form another crust, calculate that the total amount of energy would have been sufficient to evaporate two hundred million cubic kilometers of water. So much rain would have been sufficient to cover the whole Earth with a layer of water of sixty meters to five hundred meters for a good week or more.

Interesting to note is that the Egyptian priests had told Solon that there wasn't one but more deluges. They had insisted on the fact that certain people, especially those living in mountainous regions, have found themselves repeatedly with a destroyed country. According to them, the waters running down the mountains destroyed everything in their path and leaving no other as the memory of illiterate shepherds and mountaineers. They claimed that the Egyptian people would have been less affected by these events, as accustomed to floods of the Nile, and the fact that the country is fairly flat, at least with regard to the Giza region.

We should, even if the fact of a flood covering the entire Earth is scientifically unreliable, realize us that these kinds of incidents are quite among the possibilities. And this taking into account the many myths and religions, which are independent of each other, have references to the same type of facts. We can therefore estimate that the existence of at least a flood should be a certainty.

A small note concerning the transformation of energy: the inertia of a small citizen car with a weight of 660 kg, launched seventy-two kilometers per hour, represents the total evaporation of one liter of water. It's during the acceleration that the engine converts chemical energy into movement. Then, during braking, the brakes convert then the motion into heat. In addition, this phenomenon is not linear, but to the square of speed. So, doubling the speed, we multiply the amount of energy expended in brakes by four! The next time you pick up your shopping at the supermarket on Saturday, you could have, with all of your accelerations and braking made during the return trip, easily toasted up enough energy to boil and evaporate a bucket of water!

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