Big Picture Science – Hidden History

by Gary Niederhoff on November 1, 2016

Big Picture Science – Hidden History

Archaeologists continue to hunt for the city of Atlantis, even though it may never have existed. But, what if it did? Its discovery would change ancient history. Sometimes when we dig around in the past, we can change our understanding of how we got to where we are.

We thought we had wrapped up the death of the dinosaurs: blame it on an asteroid. But evidence unearthed in Antarctica and elsewhere suggests the rock from space wasn’t the sole culprit.

Also, digging into our genetic past can turn up surprising – and sometimes uncomfortable truths – from ancestral origins to genes that code for disease. But do we always want to know?

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Mark Adams / Atlantis
Part 2: Dinosaurs Unleashed
Part 3: David Morrison / Impact Extinction
Part 4: Peter Ward / Slow Motion Extinction
Part 5: Christine Kenneally / Deep DNA

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avatar c woof November 1, 2016 at 12:16 pm

During the opening commentary.
Atlantis did NOT sunk. It sank. Please use gooder English.

avatar c woof November 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Also, I read somewhere that one of the sources Plato used in that litany of sources was off in his math by an even factor of 10, so that Atlantis wasn’t 9000 years before, but 900 years before, which lines up rather well w/Thera’s disappearance underneath one of the largest volcanic catastrophes of all time which led to the end of the Minoans.

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