You know, one thing I get really tired of is headlines or semi-science TV shows announcing:
"Could this be the site of lost Atlantis, is the Mystery of the lost Civilization finally solved? "
“Could this be the solution to the mystery of the Bermuda triangle?”
Atlantis was a parable by that well know fibber- Plato. It doesn’t exist, it never existed, Plato made it up for a warning parable. Period. Now yes, perhaps he based his story a little bit on Thera, sure. So if a headline screams “Atlantis found” and you read it is some undersea or other archeological discovery, and the Archaeologist is pressured into saying his/her discovery ‘could be behind" Atlantis, then that’s Ok. Lots of things "could be behind’ Platos story. As mentioned by the " Plato scholar Julia Annasof Philosophy at the University of Arizona, had this to say on the matter:
The continuing industry of discovering Atlantis illustrates the dangers of reading Plato. For he is clearly using what has become a standard device of fiction—stressing the historicity of an event (and the discovery of hitherto unknown authorities) as an indication that what follows is fiction. The idea is that we should use the story to examine our ideas of government and power . We have missed the point if instead of thinking about these issues we go off exploring the sea bed. The continuing misunderstanding of Plato as historian here enables us to see why his distrust of imaginative writing is sometimes justified." wiki
Next is the Bermuda triangle- there aint no such place or any mystery. The book has been completely and thoroughly debunked- most of the best mysteries didnt even occur in the triangle or are easily explained. Experts have shown there are no more missing ships here that would be accounted for by weather and high traffic.
Search for Noah’s Ark- there aint no ark, never was. Sure the Flood is likely based upon several huge floods that devastated that region in that pre-historic period. And there are other similar myths from the area- perhaps those are what the OT account is based upon, sure. But there never was a “ark” as described in the Bible. Pretty much impossible and impractical, and not even said to be On Mount Ararat- just in those mountains somewhere. So, they wont find it.
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