Re: Q: Did the lost continent of Mu really exist?
Timo Niroma (email@example.com)
30 Dec 1996 21:04:47 GMT
In article <01bbf679$852aa1e0$1d3ae9cd@wintermute>, "Gord Bowman"
>Please excuse me if this is a question that gets asked far too often, but I
>was unable to locate an FAQ for either sci.archaeology or sci.anthropology.
>Is there any truth to the claims of Col. James Churchward as to the
>continent of Mu in the Pacific which vanished 25,000 years ago and whose
>history dates back 200,000 years ago? Supposedly, he translated stone
>tablets found in an East Indian temple vault. Do these tablets really exist
>and have they been examined by anyone else? Was he a fraud, or merely
>mistaken in his translations or perhaps even a little loony?
>Gord Bowman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mu was invented in the 19th century. It has no counterpart in the ancient mythology
or today's geology.
As it is described it is an impossible ghost.
The explanation for the Mu invention lies in the weak understanding scientists had
of geology and other Earthly events in the 19th century.
Or maybe Madame Blawatsky knows a better reason.