Cryptozoology and other strange things...
Been surfing on a couple of interesting sites todayUnexplained Mysteries
and an Atlantis
website. Pretty interesting stuff.
I don't know whether or not Atlantis ever existed but this guy seems to have his head screwed on pretty well. I'm not saying he convinced me or anything but who knows? I mean, I believe that the world is fairly old (older than young earth creationists but younger than current science indicates, a broad spectrum I know) so a "lost continent" is feasible.
The idea that all races, philosophies, art, etc originated here is pretty kooky, but consider Babel. If I as a Christian, conservative in my religious views anyway, believe that the Bible is true then we did all speak one mother tongue of the Tower story is historical. Nothing I found so far runs contradictory to my faith or to my level of scientific knowledge (both it should be noted are full of holes, big ones). Sooooo I say that I can keep a fairly open mind about the whole deal and consider it.
Did mankind used to be more advanced in some ways? That would go a ways toward explaining a lot of "magic" that our ancestors put so much faith in. Whether magic is strictly myth, pseudo-science along an early psychology wavelength, or some sort of ancient tech that let folks throw fireballs around it wouldn't be any less interesting to me.
Do I believe that there are critters out there that we haven't discovered yet? Well it's a big world boys and girls. And as a great man once said
Now I'm not saying that I've been everywhere and I've done everything, but I do know it's a pretty amazing planet we live on, and a man would have to be some kind of FOOL to think we're alone in THIS universe
. We could have aliens, big feet, chupacabras, and Nessies around and I would rather live in a world where I thought that it was at least possible, rather than in one where they were proven to not exist.
In any event it's a good way to kill some time.