Atlantis…has Risen, or is Rising?

it's the question that has stood the test of time...

Where did we come from, and where are we going?

 

We’ve all asked the question, and it’s an important one. Yet, the answer remains elusive. Fueling hopes and dreams to quench the thirst for an answer, we often look to Atlantis.

 

Conspiracy theories aside, I believe there are some fundamental truths that we can accept for humanity that point to something that once was; or, will manifest destiny take us there in the future?

 

The below Blog posts are original works and opinion pieces that scratch the surface in better understanding if Atlantis has risen, or is in fact just now rising. Enjoy!

Top Ten Sunken Cities, for now…

I’ve written a fair bit about rising tides, seafaring states, and Atlantean futurisms here within this Blog over the years. The topic has become ever more relevant as we see the very real impacts of rising tides around the world. I’ll keep this one short. The following has been circulating around the digital universe recently, and it’s well done: https://scubadiverlife.com/10-breathtaking-underwater-cities-explore/ Let’s face the music on this one… While some cities on the list were intentionally sunk (behind a dam for instance), others have been swallowed by rising tides – some cataclysmic, and others as sea level continue to rise with...
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Before the Flood | a Review

Taking a short break from the intensity of Olympic curling, I thumbed through Netflix this weekend and was pleasantly surprised to find Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary “Before the Flood”. I’ll be honest that I’ve often viewed celebrity backed cause documentaries with some question as to the motive, but DiCaprio proved me wrong with this one…well done. His lifetime and heartfelt environmental advocacy showed through quite well, and he presented a very well unbiased representation of varying world views on climate change and its resulting impact. He also shed some light on the sense of urgency for us all – the stakeholders...
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Advantage of the Undersea Vantage Point

It’s always a matter of perspective. One person’s half full glass is half empty for someone else, and so that is our yin and our yang. This push and pull, good and evil, happiness and sadness, positive and negative is what keeps our wheels turning and humanity evolving. The notion that we might achieve some greater balance amidst the imbalance is always an ideal to strive for, but the reality is that we may never get there. On a global scale, this is scary, as our Blue Planet’s life cycles are very, very long – certainly outliving any single one...
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Is Genesis History? | a Review

On the rare occasion that I get some tube time, I tend to shy away from the reality tv that seems to have plagued even the highest echelon of American society and culture and go for some real grit…typically along the lines of Ancient Aliens or the like. During tonight’s Netflix browsing session I stumbled upon “Is Genesis History?”, a relatively new documentary film that probes the deep question of how to interpret the Biblical book of Genesis. I’m no Biblical scholar, nor would I say deeply religious, but being one who is constantly in search of better understanding our...
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diving in the background

This week was one of those weeks – a marathon stretch of hard mud diving every day which equated to just shy of 30 hours underwater within a 5 day stretch, with one day including a 7 hour dive. I’ve had lots of weeks like this, for better or worse, and they always manage to bring forward some of the harsh realities of the trade, while leaving the glamour of diving hidden in the background. So, what the heck was I doing for 30 hours down there? Well, I was being part underwater engineer, part underwater carpenter, and part underwater...
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Leaving our Shores – the Baby Steps

Among the earliest of lessons taught in diving is recognizing and mitigating the pathway of stress leading to anxiety which can lead to panic. There are physical, physiological, and psychological factors that can impact this dangerous pathway; and so we are given the basic tool and skill sets to protect the human from these factors. As dive training progresses, so do the challenges in that the tools and skills become more complex, with demanding dives allowing for less and less margin for error. Over time, many of these tools and skills become ‘standardized’ and it becomes easier for the next...
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Overpopulation Nation? We need a Sea Station!

Call it one of those quirky fateful twists – as I started up my truck this morning, the local radio was airing an interview with Frank Carini from EcoRI News (my favorite environmental watchdog) which was tackling the controversial subject of overpopulation. I haven’t written about this in some time, so figured that in the spirit of those fearful of what forthcoming environmental policy might look like, this would be as good a time as any to dive deep into the subject. At the surface, at face value, overpopulation is very real. Those of us who have been around for...
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Norway’s floating underwater traffic tunnels

Submerged megastructures are exactly what humanity needs to drive our aquatic evolution, and it’s great that some folks are thinking, and planning, that way. Recent news from Norway has revealed ambitious plans for submerged tunnels that allow traffic to cross its fjords, without an obtrusive bridge hopping from land. Now, it goes without saying that such a submerged structure is incredibly complicated to design, let alone install. On the design front, the structure itself must tolerate the stress that comes with pressure at depth, and must combat the aquatic elements – tidal surge, waves, currents, cold temperatures, and biofouling An...
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