Agnieszka Mazurek

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Underwater civilizations

As humans have been exposed to water for thousands of years, it is highly probable that the Earth's surface is not the only part of it inhabited by human-like intelligent creatures. Throughout the centuries, people could have developed specific features that could have allowed them to adapt to and live in water environment. If so, it is very likely that somewhere deep in the unexplored parts of the oceans civilizations similar, or completely different to ours can be found.

  • Apr 21 2012: Ok, Basically we come from the water, before coming to this world we live 9 months in a fluid environment. So what you say sounds very good. In my country there is a legend about people that live below the ocean floor. A group of selected people from the Tule tribe, That live below the sea floor in some sort of cavern like space. Maybe, in the near future the only safe place for humanity will be underwater because we have already messed up the surface of earth.
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    Apr 15 2012: There was an interesting theory once put out that we could have gone back to the water for a million yrs to account for why we have waxing ears and subcutaneous fat,salty sweat glands, larynx and tongue arrangement and body hair pattern but that was for the time period between 5- 7 million yrs ago,it was called the Aquatic Ape theory.

    Elaine Morgan, ‘The Aquatic Ape – A Theory of Human Evolution’, Souvenir Press, London, 1982.

    Think about it,if we had gone back to the water what would we look like? would we have two legs? Would we still have arms? or teeth.
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      Apr 15 2012: Im not sure if I understood you well but this would mean that my suggestion might be true. It is generally assumed that humans come from monkeys but in todays world we have both humans and monkeys. So if there is a possibility that humans come from "an aquatic ape" those apes can still exist.

      And we had gone back to the water we would certainly have teeth, I mean many fish have them. Im not sure about legs and arms though.
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        Apr 15 2012: Might i make a suggestion that you read the book and follow up on evolutionary science and take a diving course(which is a must,it is something you will never regret),what it comes down to is evidence and to date we have not come across any marine mammalian species that is linked to the ape.Elaine morgans theory was posited to try to explain for those quirks i typed in my other post but it doesn't mean it is true,again it comes back to evidence.

        The Idea is attractive but alas that's all it is unless someone can smash what i've said to pieces which i hope someone will.
  • Apr 16 2012: Yeah I've seen them, deep in an ocean trench north of NZ, I can show you but I need your bank details, they seem very curious about the workings of our monetary system.
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      Apr 21 2012: Why don't you give them your bank details? They don't accept money from idiots or what?
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    Apr 16 2012: Yes there are but only in stroy books and myths those I read in childhood.
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    Apr 16 2012: Yes and if there are justified theories regarding existence of aquatic ancestors of humans, there is a possibility of underwater civilizations.
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      Apr 16 2012: Alright Agnieszka

      In your words what do you think those underwater civilizations could possibly look like? are we talking cities or lost cities? or could it be under the seafloor? or ruins left behind? or would they be a hunting society i.e follow the fish where ever they go? what possible language would they use? sonar?.Granted that we haven't even begun to explore our oceans what would they look like?

      It's not a trick question it's just to see how curious you are.
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    Apr 15 2012: On Earth or in Spa(AAAAaaaaa)ce?
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      Apr 15 2012: Look at the related talks! And I suggest you to watch the video first.
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        Apr 15 2012: Still doesn't answer my question.
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        Apr 15 2012: Impossible. Biology doesn't work like that, not to mention evolution. Because if there was such an organism it should have a relative, like we have with apes, which should be capable of relative feats.

        If they are like humans, intelligent/rational they should have an effect on their environment. If they did, surely, we should found them by now.

        On another note, can you imagine a fish with brains the size of ours brains? Would be a pretty big fish, wouldn't it?


        My fair maiden, you might not be that well read in Biology or Evolution, but I can assure you that if such an event does occur (we do find life) we will have breakthrough in our understanding. It would topple every scientific foundation.
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          Apr 15 2012: I believe that Ken Brown's reply partially weakened your argument.

          A dolphin brain is pretty much the same in size as that of a human and they are relatively small marine mammals.
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        Apr 16 2012: I thought we were talking about civilizations.
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    Apr 15 2012: Well .........there is a possibility..... but the proportion of it being possible is very minoot
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      Apr 15 2012: It is as much possible as aliens living in space, but people do look for life out there (spending billions of dollars on it).
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        Apr 15 2012: But there's no proof of aliens living in space, The things which u see in movies about aliens living in space are just theories, and there's Hyoooooj difference between a theory and a proof :P
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          Apr 15 2012: But scientist search for the proof that aliens exist in space, so why not search for such creatures in the ocean?