Lemuria Rising: Scientists Think They've Found a Sunken Continent

Hey, In Search Of told me there was at least one sunken continent, if not three of them. Lemuria, Mu, Atlantis... all sleeping under the sea.

So here's your In Search Of news of the day.

In a paper published online Monday in Nature Geoscience, an international research team reports that it has found evidence of a lost "microcontinent" in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar. The scientists analyzed sands they found on the beaches of the island nation of Mauritius and found traces of an ancient form of the mineral zircon. That's noteworthy because Mauritius is a relatively young, volcanic island, while zircon of that age is typically found in much older, continental crust.*

The researchers propose that the minerals came from a long-submerged landmass that was once wedged between India and Madagascar in a prehistoric supercontinent known as Rodinia. The theory is that, as India and Madagascar began to drift apart some 85 million years ago, the landmass broke apart and sank, Atlantis-style. The scientists have dubbed their lost microcontinent "Mauritia."

Yeah it's fun, but I have a couple of problems. First, they call it a "micro-continent," which is another way of saying "not a continent," because "continent" is grabbier than "island." So already they've got some credibility problems.

The other things... how do continents "sink"? Ships sink because they float. When they stop floating, they sink.

Continents don't float. Well, I guess they float on magma twenty five miles down or something, but they don't "sink" like a ship, though the idea of this is stuck in the popular imagination.

They could fall lower than sea level... but... like, not all that far down. Where does all the submarine landmass wind up going? Does it just break apart like a crumbling house?

The other thing is this: Because these sorts of "Catastrophic" events are frequently pitched about the Old Earth's history, science has created a prophylactic bias against "Catastrophism." Just so many crank theories were pitched under this banner -- such as Velikovsky's magic comet, Venus, ejected from Jupiter (precisely as Venus sprang from Jupiter's head in Greek myth) -- that science began to dismiss catastrophic-explanations on their face, and insist upon Gradual Process explanations ("gradualism").

Of course this bias has its costs; for years scientists resisted the Asteroid theory of dinosaur mass extinction, because that was indeed a Castastrophic explanation, and they preferred gradualist ones (like, I don't know, overpopulation leading to mass die-offs).

But that said, there is still a reason to have one's Skeptical Cap on when reading about theories of Old Earth Continent-Sinking Catastrophes. The human brain just loves these theories too darned much! It's like Rock-n-Roll Geology! So you have to discount for human bias.

And then of course... It's suspicious that we may find Mu, Lemuria, and Atlantis too:

But if the researchers are right, Mauritia may turn out not to be the only ancient continental fragment lurking deep beneath the sea. Oxford geologist Conall Mac Niocaill told the magazine there are several other places on earth whose gravitational field might suggest the presence of submerged continental crust.

Would one of them be somewhere off the coast of Europe, perhaps? Where an advanced civilization predating the Greeks might have arisen and then fallen?

Still, I loves me some sunken continent stuff. I know it's all (or almost all) bunk, but I can't help but love it anyway.

If Velikovsky's Venus-the-Comet Theory Sounds Familiar to You But You Don't Know Why... Maybe you heard of him from the guy I did.

Hm: I completely forgot his point in bringing Velikovsky up -- he didn't bring up Velikovsky to knock psuedoscience.

He brought up Velikovsky because other scientists attempted to suppress uncomfortable theories. That is, they decided because the theory was wrong, it had to be suppressed.

He brings this up to make the point that science must never suppress "bad theories" -- it should only disprove them.

Sounds like that might have some applicability to a current theory much in vogue where dissenters aren't permitted publication in major scholarly magazines.


Oh, By the Way: This conservative anti-science blog provided a dollop of skepticism here, and linked the reason for skepticism (the prophylactic bias against Catastrophism), whereas the pro-science liberal blog Slate just ran with it without any background about skepticism about this latest of dozens of claims of Lost Continents.

Science.

It can mean anything you want it to mean.

That doesn't mean these scientists are wrong, of course. But there is reason for skepticism, and not so much OMG You Guys, Lost Continent!

Posted by: Ace at 03:51 PM



Comments

1 Whoa, you mean all those bad movies about Atlantis that MST3K used to make fun of were TRUE?

Posted by: joncelli at February 26, 2013 03:52 PM (RD7QR)

2 >> Continents don't float.

Burn them!!!

Posted by: Andy at February 26, 2013 03:54 PM (C/NnJ)

3 The other things... how do continents "sink"?


Too many troops on one side of the continent. Our betters in Congress have already explained this to us.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at February 26, 2013 03:54 PM (7ObY1)

4 I TOLD you this shit could happen.

Posted by: Rep. Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 03:54 PM (xiaOm)

5 Too many people on it. Must have tipped over.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 03:55 PM (rdy8w)

6 >> Continents don't float.

But they can flip over.

Posted by: Hank Johnson, Idiot at February 26, 2013 03:55 PM (WCe8r)

7 But that said, there is still a reason to have one's Skeptical Cap on when reading about theories of Old Earth Continent-Sinking Catastrophes. The human brain just loves these theories too darned much! So you have to discount for human bias.


Screw you, ace! You're just trying to keep the next 22 seasons of Ancient Aliens from me! You bastard!


Harpying being done, thank you for bringing up the asteroids killed the dinosaurs thing. I remember when that was the loony tunes crackpot theory and now the science is settled. Hell, I just saw some Discovery/H2/Science channel thingy where people are now pushing back against the asteroid theory because apparently there are some evidence issues with it. All I could think is how the wheel turns.

Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 26, 2013 03:55 PM (VtjlW)

8 damn, I guess that one was too easy.....

Posted by: Hank Johnson, Idiot at February 26, 2013 03:55 PM (WCe8r)

9 The continent sank after the Lemurians stationed too many sailors and ships there.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 03:56 PM (W7ffl)

10 Why do continents sink?
Mylar balloons.

Posted by: real joe for serial, you guys at February 26, 2013 03:56 PM (9APBK)

11 3 in a row, that's gotta be a record or something?

Posted by: Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 03:56 PM (rdy8w)

12 Don't forget us!

We live right at the center of the Earth along with the dinosaurs.



You know how there's always one sock missing from you're laundry?

Yeah, that's us.

Mole People gotta jack-off too.

Posted by: The Mole People at February 26, 2013 03:56 PM (j2lYi)

13 Lemurians are awesome, but Atlantians are total dicks.


Muans are bad tippers.

Posted by: eleven at February 26, 2013 03:56 PM (KXm42)

14 Did they find the American flag that Neil Armstrong put there?

Posted by: Shelia Jackson Loon at February 26, 2013 03:56 PM (WCe8r)

15 "The other things... how do continents 'sink'?"

Are you kidding me, man? First they tip over, then then they sink. It's sciencey.

Posted by: THE Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 03:57 PM (eHIJJ)

16 See what happens when ya piss off de Aliens???


Posted by: Romeo13 at February 26, 2013 03:57 PM (lZBBB)

17 6 >> Continents don't float.

But they can flip over.
Posted by: Hank Johnson, Idiot at February 26, 2013 03:55 PM (WCe8r)


That's why we're having so much trouble finding them.

The continents are sunken alright...upside down!

Posted by: AmishDude at February 26, 2013 03:57 PM (T0NGe)

18 You teed that one up for us Hanks didn't you Ace.

Posted by: Mr. Dave in SPI at February 26, 2013 03:57 PM (xiaOm)

19 Sure. Why not?What happens as plates drift apart? In the gap the crust gets thin, right? (see the Great Affrican Rift or Atlintic trench, for example). Something could fill that void...either material from the mantle or bits of continental crust from above, no?

No reason that had to be particually fast, or even recent enough for humans to have been present though.

Posted by: MMW at February 26, 2013 03:58 PM (kt/h1)

20 Posted by: The Mole People at February 26, 2013 03:56 PM (j2lYi)

Zen iz a Gud zing ve vent to ze Moon!

Posted by: Nazis at February 26, 2013 03:58 PM (lZBBB)

21 After Atlantis sank, it drifted under the eastern US and rose again in what used to by a giant lake. (It was a long time ago.) Ancient Atlantis is nothing more than today's Atlanta.

People could learn stuff from me if they'd just listen.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 03:58 PM (JQuNB)

22 What happens as plates drift apart? In the gap the crust gets thin, right?

Unless you fill it with cheese.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 26, 2013 03:58 PM (T0NGe)

23 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013 03:59 PM (xN73L)

24 Fucking Global Warming

Posted by: Bigby's Other Hand at February 26, 2013 03:59 PM (3ZtZW)

25 I think a sunken continent would be the prefect homeland for the Jews, btw....

Posted by: Chuck Hagel, Not an antisemite at February 26, 2013 03:59 PM (WCe8r)

26 That's right, bitches.

I'm real.

Posted by: Aquaman at February 26, 2013 03:59 PM (j2lYi)

27 We better get our fucking asses there fast and plant a flag.

Posted by: Ben at February 26, 2013 03:59 PM (C2Y4l)

28 sea levels rose a whole lot after the last big ice age ended. Can't blame everything on everything else, you guys. See? Global warming strikes again!

Posted by: mallfly at February 26, 2013 03:59 PM (bJm7W)

29
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HANK JOHNSON JOKES, BUY TWO HANK JOKES GET ONE HANK JOKE ABSOLUTELY FREE!
TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
BRING THE KIDS!
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Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 26, 2013 03:59 PM (TIIx5)

30 One day after finding the lost continent;

1 billion Arabs claimed that it's rightfully their homeland

UN scientists declared that all ocean traffic must pay fees to prevent further continent sinking

Rep Hank Johnson blamed the continent's sinking on Bush

Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2013 04:00 PM (mCvL4)

31
How does this solve our chocodile problem?

Posted by: garrett at February 26, 2013 04:00 PM (vNzER)

32 I'm not a geophysicist, but it seems to me that it's at least possible that the "micro-continent" or whatever could have sunk as described.

Land masses aren't supported everywhere equally. If this was located in or near a fault line it seems at least plausable that after the supporting crust on either side broke away, what's left wasn't supported and simply fell down under it's own weight.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at February 26, 2013 04:00 PM (/0Nh2)

33 That's right, bitches.

I'm real.

Posted by: Aquaman at February 26, 2013 03:59 PM (j2lYi)



Annnnd obligatory - http://youtu.be/w2o5tG0o7Xg

Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 26, 2013 04:00 PM (VtjlW)

34 The Man from Atlantis starring Patrick Duffy, top notch TV when you are 8.

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 26, 2013 04:00 PM (nTgAI)

35 By the way you do know I own first rights on that land. Location Location Location

Posted by: Trump at February 26, 2013 04:00 PM (9Bj8R)

36 SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 26, 2013 04:01 PM (9Bj8R)

37 Shit. There goes the neighborhood.

Posted by: The Snorks at February 26, 2013 04:01 PM (rdy8w)

38 "The scientists analyzed sands they found on the beaches of the island
nation of Mauritius and found traces of an ancient form of the mineral
zircon."


Meh. Tell me when they find Krypton.

Posted by: Superman at February 26, 2013 04:01 PM (eHIJJ)

39 GET YER HANK JOHNSON JOKES HERE!
HANK JOHNSON JOKES, BUY TWO HANK JOKES GET ONE HANK JOKE ABSOLUTELY FREE!
TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
BRING THE KIDS!
HANK JOHNSON JOKES!


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 26, 2013 03:59 PM

Thread winner!

Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2013 04:01 PM (mCvL4)

40

back in the olden days didn't they used to call these sunken continents...

the ocean floor?



Posted by: soothsayer at February 26, 2013 04:02 PM (KeJAW)

41 Land masses aren't supported everywhere equally. If this was located in or near a fault line it seems at least plausable that after the supporting crust on either side broke away, what's left wasn't supported and simply fell down under it's own weight.
Posted by: tsrblke (work) at February 26, 2013 04:00 PM (/0Nh2)



So what you're saying is that the part of 2012 where LA falls into the ocean is a documentary?


Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 26, 2013 04:02 PM (VtjlW)

42 Alas Westernesse, overcome by the waves.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:02 PM (QupBk)

43 Athena sprang from Jupiter's (Zeus')head.

Venus was born on the half-shell from Zeus' blood (IIRC).

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at February 26, 2013 04:02 PM (hLRSq)

44
I'm more interested in the sunken 'Space Ship' that they found...

It was in the news a couple of years ago...it looked like an outline of the Millenium Falcon, buried, on the ocean floor.

Haven't seen anything else about it, though.

Posted by: wheatie at February 26, 2013 04:03 PM (eyJSG)

45 Did you know that climate change crisis that is currently destroying Lemutania's countryside?

I'M SERIAL, YOU GUYS!

Posted by: John Kerry, War Hero and BRAND NEW SEC. OF STATE, BEEYOTCHES!!! at February 26, 2013 04:03 PM (WCe8r)

46 >>>After Atlantis sank, it drifted under the eastern US and rose again in what used to by a giant lake. (It was a long time ago.) Ancient Atlantis is nothing more than today's Atlanta.


The City Too Busy To Float

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:03 PM (t62l5)

47 Why this science news and not the far more interesting theory on how we descended from drunken apes and chimps?

Or is that part of the upcoming AoS Lifestyle section? "Val-u-Rite, It's in my genes."

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 26, 2013 04:03 PM (VjL9S)

48 Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 26, 2013 04:02 PM (VtjlW)

Yeah sure.
(Actually I think that the San Andreas is a different type of fault than the ones on the Indian subcontinent. if memory serves.)

But we can dream can't we!

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at February 26, 2013 04:03 PM (/0Nh2)

49 Somewhere in the 40s and already all the good jokes are taken

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 26, 2013 04:03 PM (t06LC)

50 Wow,3 "Hank Johnsons" in a row within in a minute. *claps*

Posted by: Heralder at February 26, 2013 04:03 PM (+xmn4)

51 If your microcontinent is floating, it means you have an extremely high-fat diet.

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at February 26, 2013 04:03 PM (7nL5p)

52 TFG's birthplace?

Posted by: RWC at February 26, 2013 04:03 PM (fWAjv)

53

STOP PLATE TECTONICS NOW!

Posted by: Hippie will protest anything at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (mETGQ)

54 The continent sank because of continental flotation studies funding cuts due to sequestration


Posted by: Barack Obama at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (mCvL4)

55 By the way...

No other Democrat -- none -- has been held to account for Hank Johnson's remarks.

Nobody says that the Democrats are...hell not anti-science but anti-common-sense...because of Hank Johnson.

They all just treat him (and so many other Democrats) like a Turret's child at a fancy dinner party.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (T0NGe)

56 GET YER HANK JOHNSON JOKES HERE!HANK JOHNSON JOKES, BUY TWO HANK JOKES GET ONE HANK JOKE ABSOLUTELY FREE!TELL YOUR FRIENDS!BRING THE KIDS!HANK JOHNSON JOKES!Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 26, 2013 03:59 PMThread winner!
Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2013 04:01 PM (mCvL4)

Shit, I couldn't remember that guys name

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (nTgAI)

57
Uhhhhh....I wasn't so much a continent as an ancient Key Lime Pie.

And um, my crust?

Graham Cracker.


Posted by: The Micro-Continent of Lemuria at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (j2lYi)

58 Differing versions (according to Wiki - Aphrodite is either the daughter of Zeus and Dione, or came from Uranus' genitals when Cronus cut them off and threw them into the sea.

Record keeping was spotty back then.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (hLRSq)

59 Which one was Aquaman from again?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (t62l5)

60 I think the more interesting thing is the remnants of civilization at the bottom of the Black Sea. The ones built along the shores of the ancient lake.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (QupBk)

61 And the Hank Johnson jokes come fast and furious.

I love you guys.

YOu




No homo.

Posted by: J. Random Dudes phone at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (vJMpT)

62 Mauritia pissed me the hell off

Posted by: Da Kraken at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM (fWAjv)

63 Stupid phone.

Posted by: J. Random Dudes phone at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM (vJMpT)

64 Hail, Atlantis. Where the fuck is Donovan when you need him?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM (wbmaj)

65 Also that the Black Sea is so cold and oxygen deprived that even wooden artifacts survive down there.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM (QupBk)

66 Johnson is right!

Posted by: Howard johnson at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM (yn6XZ)

67 Whew! It's mine! Thanks for finding it you guys! Could not remember where I put it.

Posted by: Dang at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM (R18D0)

68 Mylar balloons sunk Atlantis.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 26, 2013 04:06 PM (T0NGe)

69 STOP PLATE TECTONICS NOW!
Posted by: Hippie will protest anything at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (mETGQ)



I was going to do a protest on that after I did the one on banning dihydrogen monoxide but my professor decided that he'd just give me an A.

Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 26, 2013 04:06 PM (VtjlW)

70 What, did Chris Christie finally sink New Jersey?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:06 PM (wbmaj)

71 Did they find Gilligan and the Professor too?

Posted by: wiserbud at February 26, 2013 04:06 PM (WCe8r)

72 Was there a Navy base on that island? I think it's an important question, given what we're doing to Guam.

Posted by: Congressman Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 04:06 PM (B5y+v)

73 I was going to do a protest on that after I did the one on banning dihydrogen monoxide but my professor decided that he'd just give me an A.
Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 26, 2013 04:06 PM (VtjlW)


BTW, "hydroxyl acid" hasn't been used too often. Sounds much scarier.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 26, 2013 04:06 PM (T0NGe)

74 First, they call it a "micro-continent," which is another way of saying "not a continent"
____
The politically correct term is "undocumented continent."

Posted by: Dante at February 26, 2013 04:07 PM (SkFDg)

75 Also that the Black Sea is so cold and oxygen deprived that even wooden artifacts survive down there.
Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM (QupBk)

Like Hillary's cooter

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 26, 2013 04:07 PM (nTgAI)

76 Post 72 by Hank Johnson. Someone hasn't read the thread thus far.

Posted by: Heralder at February 26, 2013 04:07 PM (+xmn4)

77 Get Hank Johnson on the phone so we can find out what the hell happened you guys!

Posted by: Guam at February 26, 2013 04:07 PM (R18D0)

78 Differing versions (according to Wiki - Aphrodite is either the daughter of Zeus and Dione, or came from Uranus' genitals when Cronus cut them off and threw them into the sea.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at February 26, 2013 04:04 PM (hLRSq)


So she's an Olympian Mountain Oyster?

Posted by: mugiwara at February 26, 2013 04:07 PM (W7ffl)

79 >>>Well, that looks like a huge...



Johnson.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:07 PM (t62l5)

80 The politically correct term is "undocumented continent."

A landmass trapped in the shadows.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:08 PM (QupBk)

81 In the gap the crust gets thin, right?
========
I don't know.

Maybe we need to get Sandra Fluke in here as an expert witness.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 26, 2013 04:08 PM (VjL9S)

82 And not one Namor joke - that the sinking was the result of a secret Atlantean plot.

This place needs work.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at February 26, 2013 04:08 PM (hLRSq)

83 So I suppose instead of the walnut, we're going to be referring to Obama's "microbrain"?

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at February 26, 2013 04:08 PM (7nL5p)

84 It's the "I was a Atlantean Prince in another life" syndrome.

A lot of people all want to imagine that at some point in the past some previous civilization got it right and was a perfect place of peace and joy.

That's because the present, for most of known history, has usually been for most people a steaming pile of donkey turds laced with imminent death from myriad sources to threats of torture and maiming by tyrannical despots looking to create an empire.

Top that off with every member of the human race's underlying ability to be really really pains in the asses to anyone and everyone, especially family and friends, and you've got people who would just love it if they could get a few days of peace and plenty to eat.

The sweet meteor of death desire didn't just start here.

People want to believe that things were better earlier and that only their time sucks because then they'd feel justified in being grumpy about how shitty everything is NOW.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 26, 2013 04:08 PM (qyv02)

85 Doing the jobs that ocean floors won't do.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:08 PM (QupBk)

86 Is every response supposed to come from Hank Johnson?

Posted by: Congressman Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 04:08 PM (B5y+v)

87 "Micro-continent" emphasizes the otherness of certain continents.

Posted by: STOP CONTINENTISM NOW! at February 26, 2013 04:08 PM (JQuNB)

88 "Did you see the show that Rosie O'Donnell did on Lemuria?"

I thought Lemuria was a sunken continent

"It is NOW !!!"





Posted by: Pinter the Geologist Comic at February 26, 2013 04:09 PM (mCvL4)

89 For anyone interested. J. Severin is interviewing Ralph Peters on Glen Beck's radio channel

They are talking about hacking and cyber security.

link: http://tinyurl.com/3w9nvlr

Click "free audio stream" to listen live now

Posted by: Snarky the Bear at February 26, 2013 04:09 PM (/b8+5)

90 Venus was born on the half-shell from Zeus' blood (IIRC).

Kronos (or Chronos, if you're Roman). The only one of the original Olympians who was not a child of Gaea.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013 04:09 PM (xN73L)

91 Today, we are all Lemurs. Or something.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 26, 2013 04:09 PM (BVkEs)

92 First, they call it a "micro-continent," which is another way of saying "not a continent"

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Pluto, the "dwarf planet" at February 26, 2013 04:09 PM (T0NGe)

93 @78

Wait a minute. So Uranus had his balls cut off by his dad? No wonder he was an asshole.

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 26, 2013 04:09 PM (t06LC)

94 Wait a minute. So Uranus had his balls cut off by his dad? No wonder he was an asshole.
Posted by: Jollyroger at February 26, 2013 04:09 PM (t06LC)

Nice work

Posted by: The Jackhole at February 26, 2013 04:10 PM (nTgAI)

95 First, they call it a "micro-continent," which is another way of saying "not a continent"

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale...

Posted by: AmishDude at February 26, 2013 04:10 PM (T0NGe)

96 Posted by: Howard johnson at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM (yn6XZ)

Rarrrit!

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 26, 2013 04:10 PM (xiaOm)

97 Why did Lemuria sink?

They just pissed me off, that's all

Posted by: God at February 26, 2013 04:10 PM (mCvL4)

98 Davy Jones called, he wants his locker back.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:10 PM (t62l5)

99 It's perfectly clear to me. The ancients who lived on Mauritia built an overly large navy base, causing the micro-continent to tip over and capsize. Modern philosophers and scientists have expressed worry that the same thing may happen to Guam.

Posted by: mr_jack at February 26, 2013 04:10 PM (TMG3G)

100 SOS John Kerry enroute to open diplomatic channels.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:11 PM (wbmaj)

101 *puts arm around micro continent Mauritia*

I feel your pain, little buddy.

Posted by: Pluto at February 26, 2013 04:11 PM (rdy8w)

102 OK. OK. But, we don't want the Irish!

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at February 26, 2013 04:11 PM (yn6XZ)

103 Is every response supposed to come from Hank Johnson?

Don't blame me.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at February 26, 2013 04:11 PM (T0NGe)

104 Oyster - clam.

She's something alright - a bad news dame with the looks of a goddess (really!) and trouble in her purse. She wanted me to solve that trouble and it was an apple, a Golden Apple. Two other dames wanted it it and she had it. How she would keep it - that's where I come in.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at February 26, 2013 04:11 PM (hLRSq)

105 Everybody knows the dinosaurs died off because they failed to prevent the sequester.

Posted by: Eric at February 26, 2013 04:11 PM (ClJ2V)

106 Have to put you some knowledge, Ace - islands (or "micro-continents") DO in fact sink:

"...the entire island is now sinking about 1 foot every hundred years as the
Pacific Plate bows down under the weight of the volcanoes onit."
Read more: http://tinyurl.com/a5dtvzh

Posted by: BetaPhi at February 26, 2013 04:11 PM (j0bAs)

107 Are all of the Kennedys' victims there?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:11 PM (wbmaj)

108
"Wait a minute. So Uranus had his balls cut off by his dad? No wonder he was an asshole. "
I'm surrounded by assholes!!!
(get it? reference, that is)

Posted by: Jess1 at February 26, 2013 04:12 PM (lbiWb)

109 Also that the Black Sea is so cold and oxygen deprived that even wooden artifacts survive down there.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:05 PM (QupBk)



Like Hillary's cooter
=========
Again, Sandra Fluke, expert witness.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 26, 2013 04:12 PM (VjL9S)

110
"Like Hillary's cooter"

Final resting place of the lost Mk 666 Snuke.

Posted by: Jaws at February 26, 2013 04:12 PM (4I3Uo)

111 I'm still waiting for the horses to show up for these sequestrian events.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:12 PM (t62l5)

112


We need considerably more room compared to cars.

Posted by: Continental Drift at February 26, 2013 04:13 PM (mETGQ)

113 #110 Farts dust.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:13 PM (wbmaj)

114 Here's the number one song on Lemuria ;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l1GvDWtccI

Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2013 04:14 PM (mCvL4)

115 Lemuria was famous for it's record setting bobsled team.

Posted by: Bob Marlboro at February 26, 2013 04:14 PM (yn6XZ)

116 Wait did I click into the conspiracy blogs?

And you laughed at that legislator who worried about Guam tipping over? (sarc)

Posted by: Snarky the Bear at February 26, 2013 04:14 PM (/b8+5)

117 The Cocksucker in Chief expressed skepticism about a proposal being considered by Republicans that would keep the $85 billion in cuts this fiscal year but give the administration more flexibility in where and how to slash program budgets.

“There’s no smart way to do that,” the Reggie Love cumdumpster said. “I do not want to choose between, ‘Let’s see, do I close funding for the disabled kid or the poor kid? Do I close this Navy ship yard or some other one?’”

-----

Really, I just don't want to take any responsibility.

Posted by: RWC at February 26, 2013 04:14 PM (fWAjv)

118 108 "Wait a minute. So Uranus had his balls cut off by his dad? No wonder he was an asshole. "I'm surrounded by assholes!!!(get it? reference, that is)
Posted by: Jess1 at February 26, 2013 04:12 PM (lbiWb)

Hah! You got the hidden joke and threw in a Spaceballs refrence! Well done

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 26, 2013 04:14 PM (t06LC)

119 #111 Dogs, ponies, and clowns.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:15 PM (wbmaj)

120
If it is under the sea it is not a continent.

con·ti·nent [ kóntinənt ] land mass: any of the seven large continuous land masses that constitute most of the dry land on the surface of the Earth.land above sea level: the part of the Earth's crust that rises above the oceans.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 26, 2013 04:15 PM (p/cQy)

121 SOS John Kerry windsurfing his way to sunken continent. News at 11.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:15 PM (wbmaj)

122
I'm still waiting for the horses to show up for these sequestrian events.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:12 PM (t62l5)


Hold your horses I'm almost there.

Posted by: Hagelist Incitatus at February 26, 2013 04:16 PM (mETGQ)

123 GET YER HANK JOHNSON JOKES HERE!
HANK JOHNSON JOKES, BUY TWO HANK JOKES GET ONE HANK JOKE ABSOLUTELY FREE!
TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
BRING THE KIDS!
HANK JOHNSON JOKES!

***

What have you got in the way of a Hank Johnson does Fantasy Island joke?

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 26, 2013 04:16 PM (Hx5uv)

124 "Like Hillary's cooter"Final resting place of the lost Mk 666 Snuke.
Posted by: Jaws at February 26, 2013 04:12 PM (4I3Uo)

That's nothing. I used to have this one intern I used as a humidor. Those were the days.

Posted by: Billy Jeff Clinton at February 26, 2013 04:16 PM (t06LC)

125 It's a "Dimensionally Challenged" continent.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 26, 2013 04:16 PM (qyv02)

126 If your microcontinent is floating,



You didn't build that!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2013 04:16 PM (GFM2b)

127 Ace - You might enjoy this about Big Bang Theory...

Yes. UCLA physicist Dr. David Saltzberg serves as the show's technical consultant.

http://tinyurl.com/ae7cm3n

Posted by: Regular Moron at February 26, 2013 04:16 PM (feFL6)

128 #120 Well...it used to be a continent. Now it's incontinent.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:17 PM (wbmaj)

129 SOS John Kerry windsurfing his way to sunken continent. News at 11.

I thought he was taking that yacht of his that he didn't pay any taxes on.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 26, 2013 04:17 PM (kqqGm)

130 Dinosaurs died off because their culture became too rapey.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 26, 2013 04:17 PM (w+Dvf)

131 Did they find the Krusty Krab? 'cause I'm hungry...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 26, 2013 04:17 PM (wtvvX)

132 The micro-continent of Lemuria was an island
Which lay before the great flood
In the area we now call the Indian Ocean

So great an area of land that from her western shores
Those beautiful sailors journeyed south
To Madagascar with ease
But then drank the water and spent the rest of their vacation on the toilet

To them East Africa was a neighbor
The kind of neighbor that borrows your lawnmower but never gives it back
The great Egyptian age is but a remnant of the Lemurian culture especially the whole buttfucking thing
The antediluvian kings colonized the world
All the Gods who play in the mythological dramas
In all legends from all lands were from Lemurian tentacle porn

Knowing her fate, Lemuria sent out ships
To all corners of the Earth, on board were the
Twelve, 'The moron, the cashier, the brazilian waxer, the inventor of Orange Julius
The plumber and the other so-called Gods of our legends'

Though Gods they were
And as the elders of our time choose to remain blind
Let us rejoice and let us sing
And dance and ring in the new
Hail Lemuria

Way down below the ocean where I wanna be, she may be
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be, she may be
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be, she may be
...

Posted by: Donovan's Less Talented Brother at February 26, 2013 04:17 PM (j2lYi)

133 #131 Patrick for President?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:18 PM (wbmaj)

134 >>>If it is under the sea it is not a continent.

So it's incontinent? Depends™.

thank u

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:18 PM (t62l5)

135 "Continents don't float."

The hell you say!

Posted by: Rep Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 04:18 PM (x3YFz)

136 Continents sank because of incontinents. Gotta empty those diapers.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (3ZiVX)

137 I don't ordinarily talk. but I saw all the other Johnsons here and could not resist.

Posted by: Truck Monkey's Johnson at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (jucos)

138 If it is under the sea it is not a continent.

con·ti·nent [
kóntinənt ] land mass: any of the seven large continuous land masses
that constitute most of the dry land on the surface of the Earth.land above sea level: the part of the Earth's crust that rises above the
oceans.


You may continue.

Posted by: Soledad O'Brien, looking for work anywhere she can get it at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (kqqGm)

139 Mooch declares Crabby Patties off-limits.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (wbmaj)

140 11 3 in a row, that's gotta be a record or something?


Disqualified since I made the same joke first.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (7ObY1)

141 So where are these scientist from? Miskatonic University?

Posted by: Hanoverfist at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (5VQkS)

142 Guam you guys. It's gonna tip over you guys.

Posted by: Not and Artist at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (uRumV)

143 so we regain 1/2 the plunge....

"hmmm"

Posted by: sven10077 at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (LRFds)

144 Doggerland, it didn't sink per se, the sea level rose.

Posted by: Jean at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (+NNlC)

145 Way down below the ocean where I wanna be, she may be

...





Posted by: Donovan's Less Talented Brother at February 26, 2013 04:17 PM

Now go home and get your fuckin' shine box!

Posted by: Billy Batts at February 26, 2013 04:20 PM (mCvL4)

146 >>"Like Hillary's cooter"Final resting place of the lost Mk 666 Snuke

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:20 PM (t62l5)

147

>>>The human brain just loves these theories too darned much!

It is thought that Mount Mazama collapsed rather quickly following an eruption of what is now crater lake.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 26, 2013 04:20 PM (0q2P7)

148 “There’s no smart way to do that,”

Sounds like the testimony of an expert witness from the dumbass community.

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at February 26, 2013 04:20 PM (7nL5p)

149 120
If it is under the sea it is not a continent.

con·ti·nent [ kóntinənt ] land mass: any of the seven large continuous land masses that constitute most of the dry land on the surface of the Earth.land above sea level: the part of the Earth's crust that rises above the oceans.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 26, 2013 04:15 PM (p/cQy)

______________________

So it's incontinent.

Posted by: Hank Johnson! at February 26, 2013 04:20 PM (r2PLg)

150 I'd rather see Plankton as Commander-in-Chief. He'd get things done!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 26, 2013 04:20 PM (wtvvX)

151 SOS John Kerry windsurfing his way to sunken continent.


I remember spending Christmas Eve of '68 five miles across the sunken continent border being shot at by....

Posted by: rickb223 at February 26, 2013 04:20 PM (GFM2b)

152 Mooch declares Crabby Patties Panties off-limits.

FIFY

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 26, 2013 04:21 PM (kqqGm)

153 Never cared for Sagan. Guy liked to listen to himself talk.

Posted by: irright at February 26, 2013 04:21 PM (8GKDa)

154 Can zombies live underwater?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:21 PM (wbmaj)

155 Continents do float Ace. Contential crust is made primarily of granite, which is much lighter than the basalt sea floor.

Posted by: Jason at February 26, 2013 04:21 PM (6VB4r)

156
All this Johnson talk is giving me the giggles.

Posted by: Barney Frank at February 26, 2013 04:21 PM (mETGQ)

157 Damn! All the fucking jokes are taken.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2013 04:21 PM (3ZiVX)

158 Luca Brasi sleeps with the birds!

Posted by: Lemuria Mafia at February 26, 2013 04:21 PM (mCvL4)

159 Fk you that ain't where I said it was, jackwagons

Posted by: Plato at February 26, 2013 04:22 PM (3ZtZW)

160 “There’s no smart way to do that,” the Reggie Love cumdumpster said. “I
do not want to choose between, ‘Let’s see, do I close funding for the
disabled kid or the poor kid? Do I close this Navy ship yard or some
other one?’”


Because, in our ~$4tn spending (I won't say budget, because we don't have one) there's not $85bn to cut anywhere? Not one thing to cut that wouldn't affect these so-called "needed" services (okay, the military is actually a needed service. "Funding for the disabled kid or the poor kid" is not).

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013 04:23 PM (xN73L)

161 154
Can zombies live underwater?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:21 PM

Well, I'm not going to chance it. I'm taking my shotgun to the beach

Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2013 04:23 PM (mCvL4)

162 So exactly how much does a blowjob from Springsteen run these days?
Posted by: Heralder at February 26, 2013 03:46 PM (+xmn4)

Billyuns and billyuns.

Pretentious and ponderous. It's a wonder he didn't explode from his gravitass.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 26, 2013 04:23 PM (qyv02)

163
Tragic Johnson's Island Continent

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:23 PM (t62l5)

164 Fredo! Is that you down there?

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 26, 2013 04:23 PM (wtvvX)

165 I warned 'em

Posted by: Al Gore at February 26, 2013 04:23 PM (SkyIE)

166 143 so we regain 1/2 the plunge....

"hmmm"
Posted by: sven10077 at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (LRFds)

Have some respect!

Posted by: Pee Pee Tee at February 26, 2013 04:23 PM (/b8+5)

167
Ashley Judd is trying to control me thru her feminine hemogeny with her micro-penis.

Come on, we were all thinking that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 26, 2013 04:23 PM (p/cQy)

168 Did they find Kevin Costner or his career?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:23 PM (wbmaj)

169 If Carl Sagan is such a braniac why is he dead?

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 26, 2013 04:24 PM (w+Dvf)

170 >>>how do continents "sink"

sink is sexier than collapse. Which is how geologic structures go down*. I mean it's a sinkhole not a collapse hole, though collapsing is what is going on.


*Yes I know about erosion. I mean go down right now!!!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 26, 2013 04:24 PM (0q2P7)

171 OLD NEWS

"Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank
Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons
of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay
spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars ... Hither
came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a
thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic
mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled
feet." -- The Nemedian Chronicles

Posted by: Henry George at February 26, 2013 04:24 PM (Bv9qa)

172 Never cared for Sagan. Guy liked to listen to himself talk.
Posted by: irright at February 26, 2013 04:21 PM (8GKDa)

Billyuns and billyuns.

Pretentious and ponderous. It's a wonder he didn't explode from his gravitass.

Apparently I skipped a skip in pasting the quote.

Oops.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 26, 2013 04:24 PM (qyv02)

173 Posted by: Hank Johnson! at February 26, 2013 04:20 PM (r2PLg) <<<<


Oh you missed a beauty by not going with the Al Roker sock.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 26, 2013 04:24 PM (p/cQy)

174 Another great accomplishment provided to us from Presdent Obama and his wisdom. Without government funding we would have nver found this. If the sequester was around when Presdent obama was innagarated we would have not have the proper funding to do this research. We are proud of Presdent Obama, so proud of his accomplihments.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt at February 26, 2013 04:25 PM (90aTA)

175
No other Democrat -- none -- has been held to account for Hank Johnson's remarks.

That's because it was an old joke between Hank and the military dude he was examining in that committee meeting. They had been in the military together on Guam and it was a standard joke the the island was tipping over due to all the military on it.

Posted by: trainer @ LIB at February 26, 2013 04:25 PM (QbdUW)

176 We always laughed whenever Cosmos showed Sagan at the "helm" of his "starship".

Plus the music sounded like Zanfir on the pan flute...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 26, 2013 04:25 PM (wtvvX)

177 I can see Atlantis from my backyard.

Posted by: Universe 616 Tina Fey at February 26, 2013 04:25 PM (q177U)

178
Guam you guys. It's gonna tip over you guys.
Posted by: Not and Artist at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM (uRumV)


Oh really!
Thier's a reason why there's a flip in the Philippines Islands.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at February 26, 2013 04:25 PM (mETGQ)

179 Lemuria Rising: Scientists Think They've Found a Sunken Continent
—Ace

________________

I've heard of Lemuria--my girlfriend caught that .

Posted by: Hank Johnson! at February 26, 2013 04:25 PM (r2PLg)

180 And he wasn't a pimple on Feynman's ass.

Posted by: irright at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (8GKDa)

181
All I know if that you are near Pompeii and all of a sudden the water goes rushing out, run like fucking hell!

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (6J6x7)

182 166 PPT,

yeah well I've been admonished there's no such thing by Occtard...

there's an oil boom coming and this jugeared motherfucker

never mind.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (LRFds)

183 So.... all geosciencey and that. IF a landmass - continent, island, etc - were to "sink", then it would kind of mean a hollowing out of the ground beneath, presumably filled with seawater. An indication of said sinking would be a massive problem with salination in the water supplies, no?

So: Flahridah.

Posted by: Bigby's Other Hand at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (3ZtZW)

184 Though, honestly, if your position were "We can't cut that much. We'll hurt needed services," why should it matter if you're the hand wielding the knife or not? Your position is that it will be fatal (or at least maiming) anyway- may as well let the other guy get the blood all over him.

What would be smart is for Republicans in the House to adopt a series of plans that cuts unneeded spending (CPB anyone?) and then the law that would force SCOAMT to decide on the cuts. Then refuse to take up any other business until all of them have had up-or-down votes in the Senate (use that trick that avoids the cloture vote, to boot), and one or more of them passed to the President for his signature.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (xN73L)

185 geologic structures go down

I had a geologic structure do down on me.

well, she LOOKED like a geologic structure.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (qyv02)

186 Loved Sagan. A bit of a windbag but nobody summarized the sciences better than him, period.
Just watch The Universe and tell me any of them sound more rational than Carl.

And Michio Kaku is smoking something far more potent than me.

Posted by: CAC at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (ZMhsh)

187 I haven't read all the comments but, has anyone make a Guam joke yet?

Posted by: that guy that doesn't read all the comments at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (QupBk)

188 That's because it was an old joke between Hank and the military dude he was examining in that committee meeting. They had been in the military together on Guam and it was a standard joke the the island was tipping over due to all the military on it.
Posted by: trainer @ LIB at February 26, 2013 04:25 PM (QbdUW)


---------------------------------------


Yeah. That's it.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (3ZiVX)

189 I guess the science wasn't all that got settled...

Posted by: Brother Cavil and his Ampersandsaurus at February 26, 2013 04:27 PM (GBXon)

190 Is Antarctica still a continent or has it been plutoed?

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 26, 2013 04:27 PM (w+Dvf)

191 173 Posted by: Hank Johnson! at February 26, 2013 04:20 PM (r2PLg)


Oh you missed a beauty by not going with the Al Roker sock.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 26, 2013 04:24 PM (p/cQy

____________

LOL! DAMN IT!

Posted by: Hank Johnson! at February 26, 2013 04:27 PM (r2PLg)

192 I don't think I've ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago.

I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly as I could) tried to explain to her why the Republicans think it's okay to sink continents. I tried to keep my voice steady, but it became increasingly difficult - the rage and feelings of helplessness were just too much. She could tell something was wrong. I found myself at such a loss for words - nothing made any sense; nothing makes sense anymore. I finally had to admit, " I just don't know - I don't know what's going on in this planet anymore..."

When I finished her lower lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, "Mommy" she said, "why are the Republicans doing this to the planet?" Well, that was it for me: I finally fell apart. I just fell into her arms and we both began sobbing for several minutes. She had to comfort me and get me back on my feet. Sometimes I just think it’s too much, but seeing the strength in my daughters voice helped me to get through.

Posted by: CheChe v.7.0 at February 26, 2013 04:28 PM (feFL6)

193 Severin just said they are letting some criminals go before sequestration. Missed a lot of it, walked back in just as he was saying "this is an impeachable act". Anyone else hear it?

Posted by: Snarky the Bear at February 26, 2013 04:28 PM (/b8+5)

194 187
I haven't read all the comments but, has anyone make a Guam joke yet?

Posted by: that guy that doesn't read all the comments

Not really

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 26, 2013 04:28 PM (w+Dvf)

195 I, for one, eagerly await the scientific consensus of Hank Johnson and Giorgio A. Tsoukalos on this matter. I suggest they be placed in a small room, with air removed until a consensus is reached.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at February 26, 2013 04:28 PM (XrGnJ)

196 I used to bull's-eye Guam rats in my T-16 back home. They're not much bigger than two meters.

Posted by: Luke Johnson at February 26, 2013 04:28 PM (t62l5)

197 The Lemurian Sea Lizards adapted as did their cousins on the Galapagos. But, where the Galapagoan Lizards eat sea algae, Lemuiran Lizards walk upright, wear tunics, and have crazy shinyeyes!

Posted by: JT Darwin at February 26, 2013 04:29 PM (yn6XZ)

198
the landmass broke apart and sank, Atlantis-style

I blame Bush.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 26, 2013 04:29 PM (IDSI7)

199 Ace goin all Nat Geo on our asses. I like it. The real point is the confidence in our scientists to tell the truth. Funding is a big damn deal and scientists like actors will whore themselves for funding to get the best roll. It's how this Climate change bullshit got out of control. "This is the answer we want, here is the money, make it so." I'm sure there have been cataclysmic events concerning volcanoes and other shifts in land mass that may have caused a lost city or three. But it seems anymore I take the answers of scientist and balance them with the source of there funding. Like most other things, they have been corrupted.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 26, 2013 04:29 PM (l86i3)

200 Is finding an underwater continent or incontinent racist? Everything else seems to be.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:29 PM (wbmaj)

201
Land would sink if a magma chamber emptied out.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:30 PM (6J6x7)

202 Can zombies live underwater?

Technically, they're not alive on land either.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:30 PM (QupBk)

203 I suggest they be placed in a small room, with air removed until a consensus is reached.

I note no provision for return of air into the room. /stamps "APPROVED"

But, where the Galapagoan Lizards eat sea algae, Lemuiran Lizards walk upright, wear tunics, and have crazy shinyeyes!

/posts sign reading "BEWARE OF SLEESTAK"

Posted by: Brother Cavil and his Ampersandsaurus at February 26, 2013 04:30 PM (GBXon)

204 Land would sink if a magma chamber emptied out.

Or the turtles moved.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:31 PM (QupBk)

205 And Michio Kaku is smoking something far more potent than me.

Luv that guy, he's like comedy gold. I can't believe he keeps a straight face during some of the goofy shit he says. But I suspect he gets laid by a bunch of sophomoric co-eds so he's got that.

Posted by: Regular Moron at February 26, 2013 04:31 PM (feFL6)

206 Conan the Cimmerian was actually a latter day Atlantian.
After Atlantis sank the survivors dispersed and interbred with Celts. Cimmeria was in the area of Ireland/Scotland.

Posted by: CozMark at February 26, 2013 04:31 PM (BjOkm)

207
A bit of a windbag but nobody summarized the sciences better than him, period.

He also made up a lot of complete bullshit, such as "nuclear winter."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 26, 2013 04:32 PM (IDSI7)

208 And Michio Kaku is smoking something far more potent than me.

And I'd rather a legion of him were on TV than the Reality Retards we have now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil and his Ampersandsaurus at February 26, 2013 04:32 PM (GBXon)

209 OK, here's the plot. I'm go deep diving in the Indian Ocean to show how I'm not just an awesome movie director. I see an underground city there, and when I send the deep underwater vehicle to probe it, I see a familiar face. It's Jack Dawson!

You see, when he sank into the depths he was saved by an underwater civilization that evolved from dolphins and became sort of humanoid. He's now living among these peace loving guardians of the oceans and he's going to fight to save their civilization against evil oil companies that want to drill there.

Billion dollar box office, baby! Get my 3D guys on it and tell my ex-wife that her movie sucked.

Posted by: James Fuckin' Cameron at February 26, 2013 04:32 PM (mCvL4)

210 Is finding an underwater continent or incontinent racist? Everything else seems to be.

Well, in this case it's a proof of your racism because your ancestor's disbelieve in Global warming cooling nope its warming again no, cooling climate change Climate Disruption is undoubtedly what caused the large island to sink.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013 04:32 PM (xN73L)

211 193 Severin just said they are letting some criminals go before sequestration. Missed a lot of it, walked back in just as he was saying "this is an impeachable act". Anyone else hear it?
Posted by: Snarky the Bear at February 26, 2013 04:28 PM (/b8+5)

_______________\


You mean Congress is in recess?

Posted by: Traficant--now with more hair mousse at February 26, 2013 04:33 PM (r2PLg)

212 195

THE SCIENCE! IS SETTLED!

Posted by: Big T Party at February 26, 2013 04:33 PM (WiQr+)

213 The Lemurian Sea Lizards adapted as did their cousins on the Galapagos. But, where the Galapagoan Lizards eat sea algae, Lemuiran Lizards walk upright, wear tunics, and have crazy shinyeyes!
Posted by: JT Darwin at February 26, 2013 04:29 PM (yn6XZ)


----------------------------------------------------


And drink blood from the succulent thighs of Lemurian virgins.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2013 04:33 PM (3ZiVX)

214 What, the continent has a magma problem?

Circumcision should fix that...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 26, 2013 04:33 PM (wtvvX)

215 I'm sure myriad Morons have picked this nit already, but I'll pile on:

Minerva/Athena, not Venus, sprang from Jupiter's/Zeus's head.

Also, micro-continent is indeed an insipid term. First of all, we already have the term subcontinent, and I'm not even sure of this landmass was even as big as New Guinea or Borneo (have not clicked the link yet).

Posted by: logprof at February 26, 2013 04:34 PM (+iA5G)

216 #202 Can the undead live underwater?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:34 PM (wbmaj)

217 197
The Lemurian Sea Lizards adapted as did their cousins on the Galapagos.
But, where the Galapagoan Lizards eat sea algae, Lemuiran Lizards walk
upright, wear tunics, and have crazy shinyeyes!

Posted by: JT Darwin at February 26, 2013 04:29 PM

Fuck you. I thought of it first and I've got better lawyers!

Posted by: James Fuckin' Cameron at February 26, 2013 04:34 PM (mCvL4)

218 Atlantis will be avenged, Kratos!

Posted by: Poseidon at February 26, 2013 04:34 PM (EV9p4)

219 Funding is a big damn deal and scientists like actors will whore themselves for funding to get the best roll.
Damn straight. As an second-year grad student I stepped into some K-Street funding for summer work. My modeling, based on sound science...did not meet the desired outcome on the part of the funding agency. Needless to say, I made few return trips to K-Street.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at February 26, 2013 04:34 PM (XrGnJ)

220 I'm waiting for Noah to show up w/ Ark II and take us all to I-Mudd's.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 26, 2013 04:35 PM (oN+7M)

221 Atlantis style!

New Jersey style! is when you're minding your own business and the UK rear ends you. Do they stop and exchange insurance information? Fuck no! They do a hit and run and back up all the way to europe dragging your rear bumper with it. Bastards!

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:35 PM (6J6x7)

222 @209: The Man From Atlantis? Paging Patrick Duffy...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 26, 2013 04:35 PM (wtvvX)

223 The Man From Atlantis?

But, Aquaman sucks.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 26, 2013 04:36 PM (l86i3)

224 We do have evidence for sunken micro-sub-continents, though.

I'm defining "subcontinent" as a portion of a greater continent, mostly cut off from the rest of the continent by mountains or deserts or unnavigable lakes. India, for instance, is a subcontinent. I'd say the same for North Africa these days, and for Europe during the Bronze Age (Europe is still counted a "continent" by convention).

All that tl;dr said: Beringia and Doggerland (woof!).

Beringia is the part of Alaska / Siberia during the Pleistocene, when they were attached to each other but cut off from Asia by tundra and from north America by ice sheets. The coasts got enough warmth from the Pacific that life could thrive there. The overwhelming bulk of the Native American genetic pool is Beringian.

Doggerland is the bridge between Britain, the Dogger Bank and Normandy - Low Germany. Apparently people used to hunt around there, too. The Alps and various bear-infested forests kept Doggerland isolated. Here's a fun alt-history about this place: http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=14323

This is before we get into Sundaland and the Black Sea Coast . . .

... and this is why Noah's Flood is one of those Biblical stories that I don't crack wise about. Almost every human legend has a tale of the Flood, because almost every inhabited coastland got flooded at the end of the Ice Age.

Posted by: zimriel at February 26, 2013 04:36 PM (QTHTd)

225


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013 04:26 PM (xN73L)

Allen if you had a blog you could expand on this!
The problem that I see is that the Republican party only has an IQ edge over the Democrats of about 0.5 points based on performance to date, so this is too complicated for them to master, much less to think about!

That whole idea of crafting tightly focused (like a laser beam) legislation dealing with a single clear issue seems to have escaped them for the past few decades. But, I guess they wouldn't earn their campaign contributions if they didn't have political consultants and lobbyists advising them on how best to serve the people themselves!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 26, 2013 04:36 PM (Cnqmv)

226 Water can't sink a continent, wingnuts!!1!

Posted by: Rosie "the fork" O'Donnell at February 26, 2013 04:36 PM (9APBK)

227 Land would sink if a magma chamber emptied out.
Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:30 PM (6J6x7)

Where's it going to go? Texas?

although you may actually have a point. The continents are adrift on a sea of magma deep under the mantle.

perhaps a massive evacuation or eruption somewhere else could cause a temporary depression that would lower the overall height of the continent but to submerge it?

That's a lot of magma moving around.

And a question I've always wondered; how does that magma stay so hot? It's been billions of years and it's not cooled yet? Why? How? How come we haven't boiled away if there's a heat source?

THESE are the questions that need answering.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 26, 2013 04:36 PM (qyv02)

228 Besides being hired by vineyard vines, remind me what Kerry is doing these days?
http://tinyurl.com/awsvjw3

Posted by: Snarky the Bear at February 26, 2013 04:36 PM (/b8+5)

229 SOS John Kerry arrives at underwater continent to announce opening of embassy.News at 11.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:37 PM (wbmaj)

230 So I guess they'll find another calendar. Or something.
Long Live the Lemurian Language!

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 26, 2013 04:37 PM (BVkEs)

231
Funding is a big damn deal and scientists like actors will whore themselves for funding to get the best roll. It's how this Climate change bullshit got out of control. "This is the answer we want, here is the money, make it so."

THIS.

Scientists live and die by funding, which is oxygen to us. Lose your funding, and your career goes pffftttt!

It's not so explicit as "here's the answer we want, make it so," but implicitly, it's close. It's more like an RFP that says "We've set aside four zillion quatloos to study this important problem."

If you send in a proposal that proposes undercutting the whole notion, you will a) piss off the program administrators who championed earmarking the funds to study the problem, by making them look stupid, and b) infuriate other scientists who are knocking down serious funding by riding this horse. Your next proposal will be reviewed by the group of case b), and funding decided by that of case a). No prizes for guessing what happens to it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 26, 2013 04:37 PM (IDSI7)

232 Ace you are getting way to intellectual for me. Next thing you'll be telling me global warming doesn't exist.

Posted by: georgeofthedesert at February 26, 2013 04:37 PM (Eq2MX)

233 Atlantis is different from most flood myths in that - well, boom. Santorini, bitchez

Posted by: zimriel at February 26, 2013 04:38 PM (QTHTd)

234 Can the undead live underwater?

They live on brain coral.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at February 26, 2013 04:38 PM (XrGnJ)

235 169
If Carl Sagan is such a braniac why is he dead?

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 26, 2013 04:24 PM

And why can't Stephen Hawking find a good drive thru burger?

Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2013 04:39 PM (mCvL4)

236 SOS John Kerry tells citizens of newly discovered underwater continent that Americans are stupid and have every right to be. Stupidity for all and all for stupidity!

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:39 PM (wbmaj)

237 #202 Can the undead live underwater?

According to Max Brooks they can.
And the circle comes complete between the Johnsons and World War Z.

Posted by: Mr. Dave in SPI at February 26, 2013 04:39 PM (xiaOm)

238 perhaps a massive evacuation or eruption somewhere else could cause a temporary depression that would lower the overall height of the continent but to submerge it?


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You're getting confused with Helen Thomas' canker sores.

Posted by: Soona at February 26, 2013 04:39 PM (3ZiVX)

239 >SOS John Kerry arrives at underwater continent to announce opening of embassy.News at 11.


FLASH UPDATE EMBASSY OVERRUN STAFF UNACCOUNTED FOR

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 26, 2013 04:39 PM (8sCoq)

240 >>>
Plus the music sounded like Zanfir on the pan flute...

turns out it was vangelis, the guy who did blade runner and chariots of fire.

Very "futury" at the time.

Posted by: ace at February 26, 2013 04:40 PM (LCRYB)

241 Land would sink if a magma chamber emptied out.
/
Where's it going to go? Texas?


Yes... Texas: http://tinyurl.com/a4zvexe

Posted by: zimriel at February 26, 2013 04:41 PM (QTHTd)

242 That continent is where the last seven states are.

Posted by: Barky Odipshit at February 26, 2013 04:41 PM (+iA5G)

243 Aquanuts? Sorry. I'm out.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:41 PM (wbmaj)

244
But that said, there is still a reason to have one's Skeptical Cap on when reading about ...

... anything, but especially science that has implications for public policy. 99% of that stuff is straight off the stable floor. And that's the physical science stuff. The social sciences are a joke, and 100% anti-reliable (i.e., the exact opposite of the truth).

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 26, 2013 04:41 PM (IDSI7)

245 202 Can zombies live underwater? Technically, they're not alive on land either.
Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:30 PM (QupBk)

It seems like zombies would be easy pickings for marine life though. Crabs, shrimp, sharks, fish in general would feast on the mostly dead.

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 26, 2013 04:41 PM (t06LC)

246
If you send in a proposal that proposes undercutting the whole
notion, you will a) piss off the program administrators who championed
earmarking the funds to study the problem, by making them look stupid,
and b) infuriate other scientists who are knocking down serious funding
by riding this horse. Your next proposal will be reviewed by the group
of case b), and funding decided by that of case a). No prizes for
guessing what happens to it.


So you need to learn to be more subversive. Send int proposals which seem to support the idea, then when the study is done you report Serious You Guys We Couldn't Find Any Evidence. Appendix AA: "But we still believe it anyway. Pinkie swear." Appendix AB: "And we'll try harder next time."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013 04:41 PM (xN73L)

247 FLASH UPDATE EMBASSY OVERRUN STAFF UNACCOUNTED FOR


Posted by: Jones in CO at February 26, 2013 04:39 PM (8sCoq)

It was that damn dolphin exploitation video that did it! The US government had NOTHING to do with that video!

Posted by: Susan Rice at February 26, 2013 04:41 PM (Cnqmv)

248 42 Alas Westernesse, overcome by the waves.

--------------

Shaka, when the walls fell.

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 26, 2013 04:42 PM (NmR1a)

249 It seems like zombies would be easy pickings for marine life though. Crabs, shrimp, sharks, fish in general would feast on the mostly dead.

Great. Zombie Crabs. **shudder**

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:42 PM (QupBk)

250 And a question I've always wondered; how does that magma stay so hot? It's been billions of years and it's not cooled yet?>>

Because the sheet of Mylar between the Magma and the Mantle keeps it insulated.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 26, 2013 04:42 PM (81UWZ)

251
perhaps a massive evacuation or eruption somewhere else could cause a temporary depression

Don't tell Barry, or he'll want to bail them out.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 26, 2013 04:42 PM (IDSI7)

252 And a question I've always wondered; how does that
magma stay so hot? It's been billions of years and it's not cooled yet?
Why? How? How come we haven't boiled away if there's a heat source?

THESE are the questions that need answering.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 26, 2013 04:36 PM (qyv02)

That's because the temperature of the core of the earth is in the MILLIONS of degrees stupid right wingnut!

Posted by: Al Gore at February 26, 2013 04:42 PM (hHlaS)

253 Fish, and plankton, and sea greens and protein from the sea...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:43 PM (t62l5)

254
It seems like zombies would be easy pickings for marine life though. Crabs, shrimp, sharks, fish in general would feast on the mostly dead.

Yeah. No shit.

Posted by: Osama bin Laden at February 26, 2013 04:43 PM (IDSI7)

255 Lemuria sank because they weren't helping the cause

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 26, 2013 04:43 PM (mCvL4)

256 I ran photo shopped the dress? Severin is on a rant about this now.

Posted by: Snarky the Bear at February 26, 2013 04:44 PM (/b8+5)

257 #247 Where the hell were the SEALS?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 26, 2013 04:44 PM (wbmaj)

258
Why does it stay so hot? Because if you had miles and miles of heavy rocks on top of you, you would get hot, too.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:45 PM (6J6x7)

259
Lemuria Rising: Scientists Think They've Found a Sunken Continent

Except it's not a continent, and it isn't sunken, they don't think, and they're not scientists. Apart from that, they nailed it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 26, 2013 04:45 PM (IDSI7)

260 Is there any way to drain the ocean?
Stat....

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 26, 2013 04:46 PM (BVkEs)

261 249 It seems like zombies would be easy pickings for marine life though. Crabs, shrimp, sharks, fish in general would feast on the mostly dead. Great. Zombie Crabs. **shudder**
Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 04:42 PM (QupBk)

Short of the resident evil series, I don't recall any other lore that suggests animals can zombify.

Depends on your perferred series rules. Thats one reason (among many) I hate Twilight. She took all of the vampires weaknesses and got rid of them and added new abilities like seeing the future and elemental control and crap like that. Pretty much the only way to kill a sparkly vampire there is be a werewolf or have a flamethrower and thermite handy.

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 26, 2013 04:46 PM (t06LC)

262
I liked that old movie named Mysterious Island (?) There were giant crabs. I could get into a crab leg the size of a house, easy.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:46 PM (6J6x7)

263 And a question I've always wondered; how does that
magma stay so hot? It's been billions of years and it's not cooled yet?
Why? How? How come we haven't boiled away if there's a heat source?

THESE are the questions that need answering.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 26, 2013 04:36 PM

Heat from the pressure

Some of the magma is radioactive

The Devil hasn't run out of matches

Posted by: kbdascienceguy at February 26, 2013 04:47 PM (mCvL4)

264 Shaka, when the walls fell.


Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at February 26, 2013 04:47 PM (XrGnJ)

265
There's a Mariel Hemingway flix where zombies over run SF. They try getting to Alcatraz, but zombies keep bobbing out of the water and attacking them. They were fast, too.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:48 PM (6J6x7)

266 Next Ace will say there are no ancient batteries.

Posted by: Baldy at February 26, 2013 04:49 PM (opS9C)

267 260
Is there any way to drain the ocean?
Stat....


Posted by: Craig Poe at February 26, 2013 04:46 PM

I've been banned from skydiving over the Pacific


Posted by: Meghan McCain at February 26, 2013 04:49 PM (mCvL4)

268 saw a movie on TV once about SS troops--zombie SS troops, that is--living underwater. What they were doing there since WWII was not made clear


and then that movie about Nazis on / under the moon--but that's just silly, guys

Posted by: DOA in Scrambletown, FLA at February 26, 2013 04:50 PM (Dll6b)

269 But have the scientists found the home of Cthulhu yet?

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 26, 2013 04:50 PM (t06LC)

270 If true I think we know which gender is at fault for it.

Posted by: Puffy Wonderscrunt at February 26, 2013 04:50 PM (dvRYt)

271 Next Ace will say there are no ancient batteries.

There are - Mythbusters proved it. They're just lousy.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at February 26, 2013 04:50 PM (XrGnJ)

272 I've been banned from skydiving over the Pacific
Posted by: Meghan McCain at February 26, 2013 04:49 PM (mCvL4)


"It's the size of Texas.

We call it a Global Killer, sir. If it hits the ocean, which we think it will..."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013 04:51 PM (xN73L)

273 I hate the idea of fast zombies. Being dead and decomposing doesn't make you fucking superman.
If anything muscle breakdown due to decomposition would end a zombie apocolypse in days.

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 26, 2013 04:52 PM (t06LC)

274
I've been banned from skydiving over the Pacific
Posted by: Meghan McCain at February 26, 2013 04:49 PM (mCvL4)


Just pray that Rosie O'Donnell doesn't slip when she wades into the ocean. We can't lay off another tidal wave on Fukushima this time.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 26, 2013 04:53 PM (IDSI7)

275 I haven't read the post or the comments. Has anyone done a Hank Johnson joke yet?

Posted by: Bosk at February 26, 2013 04:53 PM (n2K+4)

276 >>>saw a movie on TV once about SS troops--zombie SS troops, that is--living underwater. What they were doing there since WWII was not made clear

Channel 36 used to show that shitty flick all the time in the 80's. I think it came on after Cousin Brucie.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2013 04:53 PM (t62l5)

277 "Shock Waves" from 1977

Posted by: DOA in Scrambletown, FLA at February 26, 2013 04:54 PM (Dll6b)

278 I hate how zombies are always sneaking up on people even though they stink like hell and make these disgusting noises like they are clearing their throats.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:54 PM (6J6x7)

279 SS zombies are the worse...

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:55 PM (6J6x7)

280 If anything muscle breakdown due to decomposition would end a zombie apocolypse in days.

You're one of the people who complains about the Chronology of Star Trek, aren't you?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013 04:55 PM (xN73L)

281 266
Next Ace will say there are no ancient batteries.


Posted by: Baldy at February 26, 2013 04:49 PM

That's because there were no ancient vibrators, smarty-pants!

Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2013 04:55 PM (mCvL4)

282 That Norwegian SS zombie flix is only a few years old. A bunch of medical students get eaten.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:56 PM (6J6x7)

283 280
If anything muscle breakdown due to decomposition would end a zombie apocolypse in days.

You're one of the people who complains about the Chronology of Star Trek, aren't you?


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 26, 2013

Well, he's RIGHT

Bazinga!

Posted by: Sheldon Cooper at February 26, 2013 04:57 PM (mCvL4)

284 282
That Norwegian SS zombie flix is only a few years old. A bunch of medical students get eaten.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:56 PM

Those student loan collection agencies don't fuck around, do they

Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2013 04:59 PM (mCvL4)

285
Click on the animation on the left: http://goo.gl/me01F

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 04:59 PM (6J6x7)

286 That Norwegian SS zombie flix is only a few years old. A bunch of medical students get eaten.

Is that the one where they keep randomly popping out of the snow? I have to wonder what the place looks like in the summer with all those corpses lying around.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 26, 2013 05:02 PM (QupBk)

287 I just remember them all being on snowmobiles and in out houses or something. It wasn't that bad but the med students were pretty dumb.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 05:07 PM (6J6x7)

288 Just a small correction, Aphrodite (Venus) was born from the semen of Uranos' genitalia which Kronos threw into the sea. The Furies arose from the blood. According to Hesiod anyway.

You see, Gaia was pissed at Uranos for imprisoning her (and his) youngest children.

It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.

Posted by: anal retentive is us at February 26, 2013 05:11 PM (KVFLo)

289 That's why Father Time (Kronos) is often pictured with a sickle -- that's what he used to do the deed on Uranos.

Posted by: anal retentive is us at February 26, 2013 05:13 PM (KVFLo)

290 I am sorry to have missed this thread but shall endeavour to pop off some items even if this has become a lost thread on lost continents.

One possible story that was incorporated into the fiction of Atlantis deals with an actual Greek city. In a cataclysm the ground of the city liquified swallowing/destroying the city in rapid order. Just a few years ago the remains of this city was rediscovered in an olive orchard about fifteen or twenty feet down.

Earlier in his life, Dr. Carl Sagan was one of the people leading the crusade to suppress Velikovsky and his whole 'worlds in collision' theory. Guess he had a change of mind or wanted to clear the way for his theory of nuclear winter.

Final bit on Velikovsky is the name of a defender of his. James P. Hogan in his book 'Kicking the Sacred Cow' spent a good chapter documenting some of the shenanigans Velikovksy's detractors pulled to attack the man's theories.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 26, 2013 05:18 PM (2HjDP)

291 289 That's why Father Time (Kronos) is often pictured with a sickle -- that's what he used to do the deed on Uranos.
Posted by: anal retentive is us


Nobody is doing nothing on my anus, pal!

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 26, 2013 05:42 PM (6J6x7)

292 I know more of Leonard Nimoy from "In Search Of" than I do from Star Trek. More geek or less geek?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 26, 2013 05:45 PM (7xPCu)

293 Lemuria was a land ruled by an ancient and mighty civilization of Lemurs. Right?

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 26, 2013 05:57 PM (hTDbY)

294 Must you take your shelf just now? Stay, have a teeny, tiny glass of fine cham pan yeh....

Posted by: The Micro-Continental at February 26, 2013 06:14 PM (LYwCh)

295 281 Posted by: kbdabear at February 26, 2013 04:55 PM (mCvL4)---- LOL.

Posted by: Baldy at February 26, 2013 07:20 PM (opS9C)

296 >>>Earlier in his life, Dr. Carl Sagan was one of the people leading the crusade to suppress Velikovsky and his whole 'worlds in collision' theory. Guess he had a change of mind or wanted to clear the way for his theory of nuclear winter.

>>>Final bit on Velikovsky is the name of a defender of his. James P. Hogan in his book 'Kicking the Sacred Cow' spent a good chapter documenting some of the shenanigans Velikovksy's detractors pulled to attack the man's theories.

be serious, Velikovsky is a crank, and Sagan wasn't forbidding disproving obviously-false theories (or noting they are obviously false), but about *suppressing* them.

Every crank "scientist" claims his Important Revolutionary Researches are being "suppressed" by "the Establishment." Every single one.

As false science is an interest of mine (I like the Gee Whiz What If nature of it), I've read some of these Learned Texts, and they all make this claim.

Posted by: ace at February 26, 2013 07:58 PM (LCRYB)

297 See, I told you islands could capsize! But, noooooo, nobody listened to me!

It's Serious You Guys!

Posted by: Hank Johnson (D-GA) at February 26, 2013 09:28 PM (cxumr)

298 Imperius Rex!

Posted by: Sub-Mariner at February 26, 2013 10:37 PM (+arZf)

299 "In Search Of" was the shit!

Posted by: OxyCon at February 27, 2013 12:35 AM (U7XyJ)

300 Harappa was nuked by the Atlanteans!

Posted by: OxyCon at February 27, 2013 12:51 AM (U7XyJ)

301 The asteroid theory on the mass extinction at the Kt boundary is not necessarily the reason for the extinction. It may be part of the cause, but not ll of it and probably not the primary cause . Its still an open quastion.

Posted by: Dave at February 27, 2013 12:47 PM (jV0wG)






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