>I have always personally thought the most fascinating lesson we can learn
>about Atlantis and its cousins Mu and Lemuria is the degree to which
>wishful thinking and fancy can overrun reason and knowledge in so many.
>What other subject has spun so vast and detailed a web of nothing out of
>so little knowledge?
But sometimes it turns out there was more going on that wishful thinking.
I've seen a lot of material connecting the fall of Atlantis stories with a
volcanic cataclysm in the Minoan civilization. There are those dinosaur
bones that probably started many dragon stories. And then there's the newly
discovered flood of the Black Sea basin 7,500 years ago and it's relation to
"Do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for oft it
may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were
needful for the wise to know."