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teedubya
03-13-2011, 02:01 PM
http://www.businessinsider.com/they-found-atlantis-2011-3

In Spain, of all places.

The city was apparently buried by a tsunami, which is a particularly scary concept given what happened in Japan yesterday.

Zach Howard of Reuters reports:

To solve the age-old mystery, the team used a satellite photo of a suspected submerged city to find the site just north of Cadiz, Spain. There, buried in the vast marshlands of the Dona Ana Park, they believe that they pinpointed the ancient, multi-ringed dominion known as Atlantis.
The team of archeologists and geologists in 2009 and 2010 used a combination of deep-ground radar, digital mapping, and underwater technology to survey the site.

Freund's discovery in central Spain of a strange series of "memorial cities," built in Atlantis' image by its refugees after the city's likely destruction by a tsunami, gave researchers added proof and confidence, he said.

Atlantis residents who did not perish in the tsunami fled inland and built new cities there, he added.

There's a National Geographic special this Sunday that will reveal the whole project. It's called "Finding Atlantis."

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/finding-atlantis-4982/Overview#tab-Photos/7

--- Atlantis has always fascinated me since I was very little. I will be watching this tonight, for sure.

Rams Fan
03-13-2011, 02:03 PM
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Baconeater
03-13-2011, 02:07 PM
A bunch of Chiefsplanet posters think they've found a repost.

teedubya
03-13-2011, 02:14 PM
Repostlantis?


I went back a couple pages, still didn't see the repost.

gblowfish
03-13-2011, 02:18 PM
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FAX
03-13-2011, 02:18 PM
I thought that Atlantians were a sophisticated society with advanced technologies and an highly evolved culture? Then, they become Spaniards and give us the Arquebus and the Molotov Cocktail?

Something's fishy.

FAX

Mr. Plow
03-13-2011, 03:34 PM
My first question is, did the people of Atlantis have their bags packed and a solid investment in silver before all hell broke loose?

unothadeal
03-13-2011, 03:43 PM
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Go home and get chya fuckin' shinebox

Sannyasi
03-13-2011, 03:45 PM
FEMA has been warning us about Atlantis for a while now, if you would just open your eyes.

CrazyPhuD
03-13-2011, 03:48 PM
I just want to know if Atlantis's reactors exploded.

ClevelandBronco
03-13-2011, 03:55 PM
A bunch of scientists do not think they've found Atlantis. What they think they've found is an opportunity to part fools from their money. History would indicate that they'll succeed.

teedubya
03-13-2011, 03:59 PM
My first question is, did the people of Atlantis have their bags packed and a solid investment in silver before all hell broke loose?

I don't think they had the interwebz then. So I doubt it... but if they did, maybe we can find some old Atlantean silver coins?!!! #winning

seclark
03-13-2011, 04:44 PM
isn't that where simply red is from?
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FAX
03-13-2011, 04:46 PM
It's really all about oxygen, when you think about it. In gaseous form, oxygen molecules bind together to form O2 which is colorless and odorless. However, we scientists don't know if it's really odorless or if humans have evolved in such a way as to ignore the smell. It would suck bad if humans could smell O2 and it smelled like gorilla ass. Gorillas probably wouldn't mind it, though. Especially ass-loving gorillas and what gorilla isn't?

Anyhow, Atlantis sunk and that's not good. But what's worse is the fact that, when they went underwater, there wasn't any gaseous oxygen so they couldn't breathe. That's why they had to try and float. Eventually, they floated toward other countries. It's simple, really.

FAX

Hog Farmer
03-13-2011, 05:12 PM
Doesn't Tony Gonzalez play for the Atlantis Falcons ?

JD10367
03-13-2011, 05:35 PM
Duh. I know where it's been for a while now.

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2006/susanpolgar05.jpg

teedubya
03-13-2011, 05:36 PM
It's really all about oxygen, when you think about it. In gaseous form, oxygen molecules bind together to form O2 which is colorless and odorless. However, we scientists don't know if it's really odorless or if humans have evolved in such a way as to ignore the smell. It would suck bad if humans could smell O2 and it smelled like gorilla ass. Gorillas probably wouldn't mind it, though. Especially ass-loving gorillas and what gorilla isn't?

Anyhow, Atlantis sunk and that's not good. But what's worse is the fact that, when they went underwater, there wasn't any gaseous oxygen so they couldn't breathe. That's why they had to try and float. Eventually, they floated toward other countries. It's simple, really.

FAX

Ass loving Gorillas are the best kind of gorilla.

The_Doctor10
03-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Oh boy... This should really help a lot of scientists get paid...

Seriously, these are the hacks who give science a bad name, not the ones touting the merits of evolution and realities of climate change.

teedubya
03-13-2011, 08:21 PM
Just watched the show on Nat Geo... looks like they found it in the mud flats of Spain. Very interesting show.

RJ
03-13-2011, 08:42 PM
I thought that Atlantians were a sophisticated society with advanced technologies and an highly evolved culture? Then, they become Spaniards and give us the Arquebus and the Molotov Cocktail?

Something's fishy.

FAX


Heh. Atlantis....fishy...heh heh.

RJ
03-13-2011, 08:51 PM
A bunch of scientists do not think they've found Atlantis. What they think they've found is an opportunity to part fools from their money. History would indicate that they'll succeed.

You'll be sorry when everybody but you has a bag of Atlantis Rocks. Right now they're only $29.99 for a pound, I'm stocking up. No telling what they'll be worth in a year.

JD10367
03-13-2011, 09:14 PM
Atlantis has been reported, now, to be in Spain, off Japan, off Bermuda, off Mexico, off Greece... It's probably in the same place it's always been: in Plato's fucking imagination. Just because one dude wrote about it over 2000 years ago--and, by the way, when HE wrote about it, he was referencing something supposedly even thousands of years older than when he wrote it--people take it as fucking gospel. How much stuff in the Bible, written not too long after Plato, can we take as truth? It's full of parables and stories that probably were not meant to be taken literally (although plenty of people do believe things like Jesus walked on water and Noah built an ark... but those are other arguments for other threads) and yet people take Atlantis as gospel. It's a legend, people. It's a metaphor. A myth. It's El Dorado, it's the Fountain Of Youth, it's the Holy Grail, the Ark Of The Covenant, Area 51, the Tower of Babel... It's very possible there were plenty of cities which may have fit Atlantis's physical description, and it's very possible some of those places were wiped out by cataclysmic events. But there is no "Atlantis" in terms of ruins of some advanced civilization thousands of years ahead of its time (or, even better, some city of merpeople under a dome underwater or other such nonsense).

Besides, if there is an Atlantis, King Triton (the Little Mermaid's dad) and Aquaman will never let us know about it, anyway.

FAX
03-14-2011, 12:54 AM
Atlantian #1: "As you know, we are the most advanced civilization in the entire history of mankind. We have developed writing, sophisticated metallurgy, pyramid architecture, philosophy, and the astrological sciences so I think it's time we all moved to some mud flats."

Atlantian #2: "Ok."

FAX

J Diddy
03-14-2011, 01:17 AM
Atlantian #1: "As you know, we are the most advanced civilization in the entire history of mankind. We have developed writing, sophisticated metallurgy, pyramid architecture, philosophy, and the astrological sciences so I think it's time we all moved to some mud flats."

Atlantian #2: "Ok."

FAX


#2 has no marbles

FAX
03-14-2011, 01:18 AM
#2 has no marbles

He kind of reminds me of Mr. Rams Fan.

FAX

J Diddy
03-14-2011, 01:22 AM
He kind of reminds me of Mr. Rams Fan.

FAX


Perhaps a direct descendant?

Count Zarth
03-14-2011, 01:24 AM
Atlantian #1: "As you know, we are the most advanced civilization in the entire history of mankind. We have developed writing, sophisticated metallurgy, pyramid architecture, philosophy, and the astrological sciences so I think it's time we all moved to some mud flats."

Atlantian #2: "Ok."

FAX

Did you even watch the show?

It hypothesizes that the spanish mud flats they're now investigating were once completely submerged and Atlantis was built in the middle of the bay leading to the ocean.

It was actually pretty fascinating and if they get funding they're definitely going to find something because there's a huge pocket of methane gas down there, which likely indicates decomposed organic remains.

FAX
03-14-2011, 01:26 AM
Personally, I think that, if your island country just sank to the bottom of the ocean destroying your entire civilization and all you hold dear and leaving all your friends and family and neighbors and everything you own submerged under a mile of sea water and eaten by crabs, the last place you would want to move to are some mud flats. The scenery would just remind you of bad times. Unless, of course, Atlantians are just a bunch of psychotic losers who revel in depression and like to sit around in mud all day.

FAX

Count Zarth
03-14-2011, 01:27 AM
Personally, I think that, if your island country just sank to the bottom of the ocean destroying your entire civilization and all you hold dear and leaving all your friends and family and neighbors and everything you own submerged under a mile of sea water and eaten by crabs, the last place you would want to move to are some mud flats.

:facepalm:

You need to watch the show. The Atlanteans didn't move to mud flats.

FAX
03-14-2011, 01:34 AM
Maybe those mud flats weren't quite so flat back in the day, though. Maybe there were originally mud hills there and the Atlantians decided to start sculpting little fat people with giant breasts and protruding nipples out of the mud and they would set the little mud people on their window sills as decorations but they got kind of carried away and used up all the hills for their artwork until all that was left was mud flats and lots and lots of little people sculptures and then the rains came and dissolved all their little mud sculptures and so they had a real big mess on their hands so they had to invent soap which they sold to the Goths until they raised enough money to travel to Pakistan. That's possible, I guess.

FAX

teedubya
03-14-2011, 01:40 AM
Did you even watch the show?

It hypothesizes that the spanish mud flats they're now investigating were once completely submerged and Atlantis was built in the middle of the bay leading to the ocean.

It was actually pretty fascinating and if they get funding they're definitely going to find something because there's a huge pocket of methane gas down there, which likely indicates decomposed organic remains.

Yeah, it was endlessly fascinating. With the aerial shots they took, it seems highly likely that they find some great shit down there.

Bump
03-14-2011, 01:41 AM
If ITS NOT IT HTE BIBLE IT DIDNT HAPPEN


/chiefsplanet

Crush
03-14-2011, 04:53 AM
Claythan getting trolled? It is more likely than you think.

Tribal Warfare
03-14-2011, 04:56 AM
Donald Trump somehow purchase it, rename the Trump Card Under the Sea which of course would be casino and he then hires Aquaman as a greeter.

Over-Head
03-14-2011, 06:41 AM
Why didn't these know it all scientests just go to the best source of "Atlantis" information on the planet... Patrick Duffy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smj78NAme9M&feature=related

KC Tattoo
03-14-2011, 06:55 AM
If ITS NOT IT HTE BIBLE IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
/chiefsplanet


BUSTED.

"Bob" Dobbs
03-14-2011, 07:10 AM
It was actually pretty fascinating and if they get funding they're definitely going to find something because there's a huge pocket of methane gas down there, which likely indicates decomposed organic remains.So it DOES smell like gorilla ass! Therefore there's oxygen there?