Prehistoric Underwater Wall Divides Scientists
By Tara MacIsaac | The Epoch Times
Two camps of scientists have faced off on the issue of the underwater structure known as Bimini Road off the coast of the Bahamas since it was first discovered in 1968.
One camp says it is a 12,00019,000-year-old man-made structureflouting the conventional understanding that advanced civilizations only emerged some 5,000 years ago.
The other camp says it is a natural formation.
Bimini Road, stones submerged off the coast of the Bahamas said by some to be a man-made wall some 10,000 to 20,000 years old. It is part of body of evidence some say show prehistoric civilizations were far more advanced than conventional science is willing to admit.
Dr. Eugene Shinn dismisses as New Age the claims that a culture advanced enough to build such a structure existed in that region so long ago. He has behind him the heavy weight of current scientific understandings.
Dr. Greg Little realizes his claims to the contrary are viewed with outright ridicule, as he explains in a 2005 paper on the subject. I have no expectation that any of the skeptics will actually change their views or even consider any alternatives to their beliefs, he writes.
All contradictions to their beliefs are probably perceived as a direct threat to them professionally and psychologically, Little says. The long history of science has countless examples of widely held beliefs that were proven wrong by research. But even in the face of incontrovertible proof that these beliefs were wrong, many so-called scientists refused to accept the new evidence.
Little is a psychologist who has taken a keen interest in Bimini and has participated in multiple dives with archaeologist William Donato along the structure.
Donato explains in an email to the Epoch Times that the line of stones form a wall, known as a breakwater, built to protect a prehistoric settlement from waves. During their dives (documented by film and photographs), Donato and Little found the structure to be multi-tiered and to include prop stones they say must have been placed there by humans.
The duo also say they found anchor stones with rope holes carved into them and at least one stone later analyzed at the University of Colorado, which was found to have tool marks, deliberate shaping, functional wear, and erosion features similar to steps.
Little writes that a neutron activation analysis compared nearby shore stones to the Bimini Wall stones and showed the Bimini stones had fewer trace elements, suggesting they were formed elsewhere and transported to that location.
Read the full article at: theepochtimes.com
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