What do you know about Atlantis?
I asked my colleague today, and he said…”Oh, it must be derived from Atlantic Ocean”..Well, partly true. Then I asked my other friends, various answers..some replied that it is a Walt Disney movie, some said lost continent, and some said it’s a legend made by Shakespeare (Dudes, it was Plato who made it, not William Shakespeare).
Atlantis was once mentioned by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias. It was said to be a powerful, peaceful, great nation, with high civilization beyond its time (9600 BC), which eventually lost due to catasthropic disaster, and sank into the bottom of the sea. This was some scientist tried to figure out. Some even think that Atlantis was merely Plato’s Imagination. Ok, noted. But…what it has to do with GNFI and Indonesia?
Prof. Arysio Nunes dos Santos, Ph. D. in Nuclear Physics; Free-Docent, and Professor of Nuclear Physics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, has been researching on Atlantis for almost 30 years now, pointing out that “Atlantis was never found because we have all been looking in the wrong places”. The reason for this, according to Prof. Santos, is that when Plato spoke of the Ocean of Atlantis, he was not speaking of the ocean that we today call Atlantic Ocean, but of the whole ocean that encircles Eurasia and Africa.
Prof. Santos hence concludes that Atlantis is really located in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, of which the modern Atlantic Ocean was deemed the eastward extension. Accordingly, the modern Atlantic Ocean was of old deemed to extend all the way to the East Indies, a conception which lasted down to the times of Christopher Columbus and other Renaissance explorers and geographers. Despite the prevalent opinion of experts of all sorts that “continents cannot possibly sink”, Prof. Santos managed to discover a whole sunken continent in the region of Indonesia, which he identifies with the Lost Continent of Atlantis, as can be seen in the detailed map published in his Atlantis site (http://www.atlan.org).
What is the connection of this new fact with the future of Indonesia? We’ll continue this discussion.
Prof. Arysio Santos, in his book “Atlantis, The Lost Continent Finally Found”, wrote that Indonesia (East Indies) was the most similar with Atlantis. You can read his argument in a web page.
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