Atlantis: Did It Exist?
Atlantis is a legendary continent that many people believe sank into the Atlantic Ocean thousands of years ago (World Book Encyclopedia). Many arguments have occurred because of this “lost place” but, it seems like they are all for no good. The meaning of this is that none of the arguments made by people trying to prove or disprove Atlantis’s existence are helping to get any closer to actually doing the action they are trying to do. If one side comes up with a hypothesis the other side condemns it and everyone forgets about it. Personally, the thought that Atlantis does not exist is in my head and it will remain until someone brings it out of the water. But, this author will still give you the facts to both sides of the story and let you decide for yourself what you believe about Atlantis.
The story of Atlantis begins quite literally with two of Plato’s dialogues, Timaeus and Critias. These accounts are the only known written records that refer specifically to a Lost Civilization called Atlantis (Keyes). One would think how could so many people believe in Atlantis if there is only written records from one man telling that it exists?
Atlantis is said to be located near the strait of Gib
In the summer of 1975 his team found a 300-pound marble sculpture that resembles a head, and a tongue-in-groove building block near the road site. It might have been Atlantis or it might not have been. Some people do believe that Atlantis did exist and they have pretty good reason to, one reason is this. Some people who do think Atlantis exists do not think it is in the Atlantic Ocean and they have good reason to think that. There are some other points of view that show that Atlantis might have existed at one time. That is most likely true and the marble head kind of makes you think it came from the European area. There is no sunken landmass in the Atlantic; The Atlantic Ocean must have existed in its present form for at least a million years. That is a pretty good argument for believers in Atlantis, but they need to find that Hall of Records for them to use that argument or else it is worthless other than to give a little hope. According to legend surrounding Plato"tms dialogues the island of Atlantis was violently thrown into the sea by the forces of nature, and its few survivors managed to swim ashore and relate their story to others then their story was passed down by word of mouth (Atlantis: We will never know). One would think all the Bimini road site discoveries definitely show that there was a more developed civilization at the time. But, in one part in the North Atlantic it looks like a piece of land is missing about the size Atlantis is said to be and in the location Atlantis is said to be (Stein 63,64). Many scholars believe that Plato"tms description of Atlantis was actually the island of Thira.