Last month (Nov. 2011,) a report from the University of Sydney remarked that two sunken islands the size of Tasmania were found off the west coast of Australia. From Wikipedia, I learned that the area of the main island of Tasmania is a little over 24,000 square miles (62,409 sq. km.,) so these islands are not exactly small.
Entitled, “Sunken islands could cause tectonic shift in Gondwana story,” the scientists noted that the finds were discovered almost a mile (1.5 km) beneath the surface and the expedition was able to collect samples. To provide a couple of quotes from the article:
“The sunken islands charted during the expedition have flat tops, which indicates they were once at sea level before being gradually submerged,” said Dr Whittaker.
Dr Williams commented: “A detailed analysis of the rocks dredged up during the voyage will tell us about their age and how they fit into the Gondwana jigsaw.”
This isn’t the smoking gun for James Churchward’s theory of a sunken Pacific Ocean continent that he called Mu, however it does provide more information about how the continents moved about the planet. From this we may be able to pinpoint the real location of the often hypothesized advanced ancient civilization.
These findings from the Southern Surveyor expedition have more to do with continental drift rather than other sunken features discussed previously.
For instance, in entries entitled, “James Churchward’s Western India Discovery?” and “Another Submerged Civilization Rises,” evidence of man-made structures were found dating back to at least 8,000 years ago, sunken under water. Researchers in Florida are traveling miles out in the Gulf of Mexico to recover evidence of human habitation, so obviously we still do not know the complete story.
There is a specific Geological structure recognised by science which corresponds to the continent of Mu as stated by James Churchward in his Lost Continent of Mu books and that structure is known as the Darwin Rise.
(climbing on soapbox)
The story was also covered in an article entitled, “Evidence Of Lost Continent Of Mu Found? Sunken Islands Could Cause Tectonic Shift In Gondwana Story” and actual information from the wikipedia entry on James Churchward or the ‘Mu (lost continent)’ was used. While a lot of James pronouncements have been shown to be inaccurate, it seems that the focus tends to highlight those points that time has proved incorrect. This isn’t a defense of the inaccuracies, I don’t shy away from disagreeing with my great-grandfather’s theories. My point would be that James postulated a common ancestry of all human beings (which science shows us is true); that we are all born with a part of the divine spark that sets us apart from other creatures and that realization, coupled with our shared human existence should encourage human beings to ‘get along.’ This isn’t a call for everyone to sit around a campfire and sing ‘Kumbaya,’ but certainly, if we used less angry words and walked a mile in our neighbor’s moccasins, perhaps we could see a better tomorrow. Please don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.
(climbing down from soapbox)
Have a great day,
Jack E. Churchward