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    For those who read this, I'm not a quack, conspiracy theorist, etc... We all know the story of Atlantis. If not , then watch the Disney movie. Legends, epics, and oral histories from around the globe seem to emphasize that there was an undersea utopia somewhere in the Atlantic.The undersea "people" were more advanced than the cultures that referenced them and through all their advancement died off. All I'm wondering, could humanity try Atlantis2.0? Is it possible? What are some engineering, political, sociological, and "scientific" Challenges to the idea? (Money is not a valid answer). If we want to make a mars colony, why not experiment on earth first? Still too soon to try for Atlantis?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamraider View Post
    Legends, epics, and oral histories from around the globe
    What?

    seem to emphasize that there was an undersea utopia somewhere in the Atlantic.The undersea "people"
    What?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Legends, epics, and oral histories from around the globe
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    seem to emphasize that there was an undersea utopia somewhere in the Atlantic.The undersea "people"
    What?
    Ancient Indians discuss the topic in the Mahabharata, certain native Americans groups tell legends of Atlantis. Celtic oral histories speak of an advanced civilization out in the Atlantic. I could name a few more... I'm not claiming its true but those places aren't from the same continent, hence around the globe. They also talk of it sinking, but through many different methods.
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    My focus isn't necessarily on the validation of Atlantis, but on the possibility of us creating our own, so far,there aren't too many reasons not to. We could use alot of the same machinery and technology from humanity's collective efforts at space exploration.
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    We've "created" a number of island cultures through history - which is what Atlantis was (supposedly).
    (And if I were you I'd check on what those "world wide myths" actually say).
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    An island with advanced technology? Sounds like Japan. Or Taiwan. Or Britain. Or ...
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    I think we might be able to make an island disappear under water.
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    Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 BC. According to Plato, Atlantis was a naval power lying "in front of the Pillars of Hercules" that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune".

    Scholars dispute whether and how much Plato's story or account was inspired by older traditions. In Critias, Plato claims that his accounts of ancient Athens and Atlantis stem from a visit to Egypt by the legendary Athenian lawgiver Solon in the 6th century BC. In Egypt, Solon met a priest of Sais, who translated the history of ancient Athens and Atlantis, recorded on papyri in Egyptian hieroglyphs, into Greek. Some scholars argue Plato drew upon memories of past events such as the Thera eruption or the Trojan War, while others insist that he took inspiration from contemporary events like the destruction of Helike in 373 BC[1] or the failed Athenian invasion of Sicily in 415413 BC.

    The possible existence of a genuine Atlantis was discussed throughout classical antiquity, but it was usually rejected and occasionally parodied by later authors. Alan Cameron states: "It is only in modern times that people have taken the Atlantis story seriously; no one did so in antiquity".[2] The Timaeus remained known in a Latin rendition by Calcidius through the Middle Ages, and the allegorical aspect of Atlantis was taken up by Humanists in utopian works of several Renaissance writers, such as Francis Bacon's New Atlantis and Thomas More's Utopia. Atlantis inspires today's literature, from science fiction to comic books to films. Its name has become a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost civilizations.

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