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  • Ramayana bridge

    10/21/2002 1:09:21 PM PDT · 3 of 31
    bala to Redcloak
    It has nothing to do with that (Probably I didn't post it properly or you didn't read the article completely). I'm saying that the current localized fossil tracking methods are not efficient enough to predict the existence of an ancient civilization. Even if the bridge is 17.5 lakhs years old, there is no way by which it could be denied as was done by some scrap astrophysist (Published in Times of India). He was trying to speculate on the issue based on archeological findings linked with fossil studies saying that there was no human civilization 17 lakhs years back. Firstly, I'm suggesting that fossil theories cannot explain a possible human civilization more than 17 lakh years back which means modern man could have very well existed even at this period. Secondly, to know the exact details about the age of the bridge, a careful study of the shoal layers and coral reefs should be done with the help of government organizations.
  • Ramayana bridge

    10/21/2002 12:58:10 PM PDT · 1 of 31
    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 don’t 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 ( 341, KRISHNA HOSTEL, IIT MADRAS-600036