Before going on for a scientific speculation about the feasibility of the bridge, it must be noted that the current system of fossil tracing is inefficient in the fact that the dynamics of plate movements are not known precisely beyond a time domain (in order to trace the history). There is a huge shift in the interior layers of earth every time a pressure shoot in the core occurs and magma rises up to the crust. For instance if a civilization is destroyed by a natural calamity say about 100000 years back, the possibility of tracing it at the same geographical area is very difficult because of the layer shifts and stronger magma currents. Moreover archeologists dont have a precise methodology for large area transient geographical fossil tracking. The archeologists claim only to the discovered ones within a few hundred meters depth. So just by finding few skeletons and predicting the possible age and characterizing the finding and finally generalizing it is not the right way. What happens to be the biggest loop-hole in the current system of prediction about the origin of the modern man is the non availability of complete information of fossil scatter area and crust changes. Just like the mismatch in the prediction and formation of tornadoes and hurricanes, which are chaotic, fossil studies are also in the same category. A careful rational analysis could say that just like the " Mans trip to moon " issue, which raised a lot of questions about the flag waving during implanting and the absence of a blast crater, one must also realize that we should not get carried away by localized fossil tracking. This is regarding the fossil-based theories of origins of man and its inefficiency. Now regarding the Ramayana bridge issue, there should be a detailed investigation on the bridge using shoal layer testing methods essentially with the help of NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY OR ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA. It will be better if fossil trace based speculations cease and an open-minded search be carried out. This will reveal further details for a possible evidence.
Yours sincerely, S.Balasubramaniyan (firstname.lastname@example.org) 341, KRISHNA HOSTEL, IIT MADRAS-600036
posted on 10/21/2002 12:58:10 PM PDT
Does this have something to do with the introduction of Neolithic Indo-Euorpean cheeses to the Indian Sub-continent?
posted on 10/21/2002 1:00:28 PM PDT
If a demigod were
to have actually come to earth,
why would he have monkeys and tigers break up rocks to
build a bridge to cross the straights. If he were able
to come down in the first place, why didn't he come down
on the other side in the first place....huuuuh?
The hari krishnas are just pissed because of airport security.
posted on 10/21/2002 1:26:19 PM PDT
One day bala logged on to FR
talkin' Ramayana, a bridge pretty far
but to the rest of the flock
he's just yappin 'bout rock
So bala, you're just out of lakh
posted on 10/21/2002 1:30:07 PM PDT
Space images taken by NASA reveal a mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka. The recently discovered bridge currently named as Adam´s Bridge is made of chain of shoals, c.18 mi (30 km) long.
The bridge´s unique curvature and composition by age reveals that it is man made. The legends as well as Archeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the a primitive age, about 17,50,000 years ago and the bridge´s age is also almost equivalent.
This information is a crucial aspect for an insight into the mysterious legend called Ramayana, which was supposed to have taken place in tredha yuga (more than 17,00,000 years ago).
In this epic, there is a mentioning about a bridge, which was built between Rameshwaram (India) and Srilankan coast under the supervision of a dynamic and invincible figure called Rama who is supposed to be the incarnation of the supreme.
This information may not be of much importance to the archeologists who are interested in exploring the origins of man, but it is sure to open the spiritual gates of the people of the world to have come to know an ancient history linked to the Indian mythology.
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