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  1. 03 Jun '16 10:29 / 2 edits
    http://phys.org/news/2016-06-underwater-lost-city-geological-formation.html

    This is an example of how we must be pretty careful when drawing firm conclusions in science as things are not always the way they initially appear to be. It was initially a perfectly reasonable hypothesis that those structures were man made as they did look like familiar man made structures.

    Not only is there now an explanation of how these structures may have formed naturally, they are now known to have formed in the Pliocene era, well before there existed people thus completely ruling out them being man made.
  2. 03 Jun '16 16:17
    Originally posted by humy
    http://phys.org/news/2016-06-underwater-lost-city-geological-formation.html

    This is an example of how we must be pretty careful when drawing firm conclusions in science as things are not always the way they initially appear to be.
    The article is also an example of how journalists love to over dramatise things.

    When underwater divers discovered what looked like paved floors, courtyards and colonnades, they thought they had found the ruins of a long-forgotten civilization that perished when tidal waves hit the shores of the Greek holiday island Zakynthos.

    If a city is found under water, it suggests that the land is sinking, or the sea rose. Typically this happens slowly. Occasionally it might be more dramatic with an earthquake or something. But 'tidal wave' is not one of the reasonable scenarios.