Rand Flem-Ath

Mystery Under the Ice

BY LEN KASTEN

Will We Find an ‘Oasis’ Beneath Antarctica’s Lid? Beneath thousands of feet of ice, Antarctica is home to a vast warm water world which may contain a thriving “oasis of life.” According to a dramatic report released in December by National Geographic News (http://news.nationalgeographic.com), Antarctica is not a barren polar desert, after all, but, indeed is a rich, complex envi­ronment where rivers larger than the Amazon link a series of “Lake districts,” which may teem with mineral-hungry microbes. For others, the possibilities could be much…

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Atlantis and the Neanderthals

BY COLIN WILSON

Charles Hapgood, an American professor of history, became convinced in 1989 that a civilization, ‘with high levels of science,’ had existed at least 100,000 years ago. In the mid-1950s, Hapgood had written a book called Earth’s Shifting Crust, to which Einstein contributed an In­troduction, arguing that the whole crust of the earth undergoes periodic ‘slippages,’ one of which in 9500 B.C. had caused the North Pole to move from Hudson Bay to its present position. And in 1966, his Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings…

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