Ok, lets start with the lost city of Atlantis. Let me tell you why this famous ancient lost city probably never existed in the simplest terms possible.
The only person to ever write about the lost city of Atlantis was Plato, and it was probably a work of fiction.
If the city had actually existed and was a civilized and advanced society, we would have records of it in other nations. Bills of trade with other nations, art work, stories, scrolls of knowledge, the list goes on. But we don’t, we only have Plato’s story. Sounds to me like a work of fiction. Case closed.
Now lets talk about 2012. I’m amazed, or rather I guess I’m not that amazed at how many naive people actually believe that something either catastrophic or enlightening will happen on December 21st, 2012. People are always looking for something magical in the world, whether it be peace on earth or the total destruction of it.
Nostradamus is said to have written about 2012. This is bullshit. Nostradamus wrote a bunch of poetry that doesn’t require any decrypting. All it requires is someone to come along with wishful thinking looking at a bunch of vague poetry and claim it prophecy. Drawing compassions where there are no comparisons.
As for the Mayans, I’ll give them a little bit more credit because at least they seemed to map things out a little better. But anyone who wants to take the word of a culture more then a thousand years old over modern, more advanced science, has to buy this bridge I’m selling. It’s a great deal. ;)
This concept people believe that somehow ancient cultures know more about the world and universe then modern humans do, it’s a little silly. They may have known a great deal, especially for their time, they may have even lived in better harmony with the world then we do. But they’re is nothing magical about that. There is nothing about that which would gain them special knowledge beyond our own.
People forget to give credit to the modern world and the advancements of modern science. Probably out of some desire for mystery. People love mystery. Guess what? There is plenty of mystery left in the universe, but it requires tools and advancement to find it, one step at a time. I can prove this to you in one sentence. How are we to discover the mysteries of the universe without first building the machines that will get us out into the universe to do the discovering? If you can answer me that without some magical or religious answer (which are basically the same thing) then I’ll give more credit to such ancient thought.