Plato's Caribbean Atlantis

A Scientific Explanation of Plato's Atlantis Story

Non-Fiction - Historical
816 Pages
Reviewed on 01/17/2021
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Author Biography

Dr Phil Flambas was born in Sydney, Australia in 1953. He attended the University of New South Wales medical school, graduating as a doctor in 1978. After he graduated, Phil worked as a hospital doctor in England to gain extra qualifications to be a country GP back in Australia.
After returning to Australia and practicing medicine as a country GP for some years, Phil became interested in the commercialisation of new technologies and wanted a change of career. He then began a full-time two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) course at the University of NSW, graduating in 1992. Since then, Phil has worked as a hospital administrator, management consultant and equities analyst, supplemented at times with part-time medical work. Due to family commitments, he returned to full-time medical practice as a skin cancer surgeon for the past eighteen years and is due to retire soon. In his spare time, he researched and wrote about Plato’s Atlantis story for the past ten years.
To adequately explain all of Plato’s numerous descriptions, Phil utilised his scientific foundations as a doctor, his analytical training from the MBA and its application as a management consultant and equities analyst. Because of his analytical experience, he was able to study hundreds of research papers in specialised areas including Ancient History, Archaeology, Human Prehistory, Palaeontology, Climate Science and Geology.
Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis joins together all of these diverse academic disciplines into a coherent explanation of Plato’s Atlantis story.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Is the island of Atlantis a story that originated thousands of years ago as a fable to entertain and serve as a moral tale? Or is it an actual land lost in the mists of time? Plato's Caribbean Atlantis (A Scientific Explanation of Plato's Atlantis Story) by Dr. PP Flambas is a fascinating study explaining the real probability that Atlantis existed in an ancient world. Incorporating research and knowledge from various scientific fields, the author has formulated the Hydraulic and Caribbean hypotheses to prove Plato's writings. Together, the two hypotheses postulate and present significant theories proving the actuality of Atlantis, its location, and its ultimate demise. Using Plato's writings of Critias and Timaeus, the book begins with historical references dating back approximately twelve thousand years before the current era. Including information about the five principal ice ages, the epochs and eras the earth has experienced over the course of millions of years, the questions surrounding Atlantis's existence may finally be answered.

Plato's Caribbean Atlantis (A Scientific Explanation of Plato's Atlantis Story) by Dr. PP Flambas is a brilliant and compelling non-fiction book investigating the mysterious island of Atlantis. Using maps, photographs, pictures, charts, historical references, and appendixes, Dr. Flambas clarifies the fascinating and profound premises that substantiate and prove his theories. Illustrating his research and hypotheses with relevant data based on scientific principles and research, it is an intriguing and eye-opening book. It is a remarkable and profound book that challenges contemporary perceptions regarding Atlantis and will fascinate everyone who enjoys original and insightful explorations of historical anomalies. If you are a fan of Graham Hancock, you will not want to miss reading this book!

Ray Simmons

Our culture seems caught in a never-ending fascination with ancient cultures, civilizations, and places which we know little about. The island of Atlantis is one of these. I have read a lot of stories, books, and comic books centered around Atlantis. Then there are the movies and TV shows. Atlantis is everywhere. It is sprinkled throughout our cultural landscape. I feel I know as much about Atlantis as most people who get their information by reading fiction and watching television. There are a lot of stories, but very little critical analysis. This is what makes Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis so valuable and interesting. Dr. P.P. Flambas has given me a scientific foundation with which to sift through the mountain of myth and legend. I appreciate it and I am very glad I read Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis. I feel I know all that can be learned without going back to school and then becoming an archaeologist myself.

Dr. P.P. Flambas takes a rational approach, a scientific approach. It works because he writes well and lays out his findings and his thoughts in clear and concise language that is easy to follow. It is in many ways like reading a detective’s result of an investigation, and I homed in on the points that were pertinent to me - such as could the citizens of ancient Atlantis really have created the technology Plato describes? When did humans settle Atlantis? Were the Egyptian priests' records accurate? Things like this fascinate me and Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis entertained me for hours and has me still thinking today.

Foluso Falaye

Plato's Caribbean Atlantis juxtaposes Plato's two-thousand-year-old writings about a prehistoric civilization that existed more than eleven thousand years before the present with scientific facts and logical arguments. These writings, if true, would mean that the people of Atlantis created the Earth’s first civilization on their Atlantic island before it was affected by natural disasters and sank beneath the sea. Dr. PP Flambas examines and uses different topics to make points for the existence of the Atlantic island: an original “Hydraulic Hypothesis” that could explain many past movements of the Earth’s surface, human evolution, catastrophes, civilizations, mythologies, technologies and many more. Were Plato’s dialogues on Atlantis precisely transmitted from Plato’s time to the present day, and where was Atlantis, and what did it look like? These questions and more are treated in the book.

It's educative, thorough, and exciting. Plato's Caribbean Atlantis felt like a time travel trip to many lost civilizations and times; it widened my scope and showed me different types of ancient phenomena and ways of life I didn't know existed. Dr. PP Flambas also draws attention to the fact that civilizations can be lost due to different catastrophes and paying attention to this can help humans in today's world to preserve their species. As they are backed by many key findings and researched information, the arguments are quite convincing and logical. Plato's Caribbean Atlantis is recommended to readers interested in the Atlantis concept - an informative and mind-tasking experience that includes many subjects as they relate to ancient and lost worlds: geography, geology, agriculture, sociology and more. I consider it a valuable find worth reading and keeping again.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

The lost civilization of Atlantis has intrigued writers, scientists, and even the general public for centuries. Many argue Atlantis was a myth, a figment of the great Greek philosopher Plato’s imagination. But was it? So much of what Plato wrote in 360 BCE, specifically in two works, Timaeus and Critias, recording events and scientific explanations (scientifically as one would expect in this era) about a powerful Atlantean empire from eleven thousand years before his lifetime can be proven. Much has been written about Atlantis since Plato’s time, but perhaps it’s time to go back to Plato's treatise and study it more closely.

Dr. PP Flambas takes the Atlantis story and follows Plato’s words to unravel the mystery and the myth. Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis: A Scientific Explanation of Plato’s Atlantis Story is a thorough, scientific study into the myth and the often debunked writings of the Greek philosopher Plato. Using quotes from Plato’s works and historic and contemporary maps, diagrams, and illustrations, the author presents this thesis and thoroughly studies the evidence, leading to his conclusion that Plato may have been right. Not only does he unravel Plato’s words, but he presents geological and scientific evidence that potentially solves the demise of this advanced civilization and where the Atlantean island disappeared. This is ground-breaking research that not only challenges the belief that Atlantis was a myth, but also challenges what history records as the development of human civilization, its origins, and the geological events that have shaped humanity over the centuries. A fascinating read.

Vincent Dublado

Plato's Caribbean Atlantis: A Scientific Explanation of Plato's Atlantis Story by Dr. P.P. Flambas helps to shed light on the undying question about the existence of the mythical city of Atlantis. Given that most of our knowledge about Atlantis is obtained from speculative and romanticized stories in books and films, we have drawn judgment that it is simply a mythical land that sank beneath the sea. This book is a meticulous analysis of Plato’s writing about Atlantis. From here, Flambas attempts to locate this magnificent civilization in time and space based on the Greek philosopher’s descriptions. More than two thousand years ago, as Plato described Atlantis as a state well ahead of its time, the Atlanteans may have created the first sophisticated civilization long before the discovery of other civilizations. In presenting his rationale, Flambas uses existing scientific data and information from various disciplines like ancient history, geography, archaeology, geology, and climate science.

Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis hinges on the belief that Plato’s story is based on facts transmitted to him from the time of the Atlanteans. It does help to make the book’s argument more convincing if you are familiar and have read how Plato described Atlantis in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias. It is interesting to note that the facts presented herein come from different scientific fields that Flambas converges to provide cogent evidence for the existence of a significant yet elusive civilization. Anyone living in the 21st century should open their mind and read this book to challenge the age-old notion about Atlantis. In a world that teems with made-up stories, Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis does its best to meet, if not exceed your expectations, in supplying more answers and information about a powerful state from where Plato had left off.

Romuald Dzemo

Plato's Caribbean Atlantis: A Scientific Explanation of Plato's Atlantis Story by Dr. P.P. Flambas is a historical, well-researched, and detailed study of one of the stories that have often baffled historians, archeologists, and intellectuals familiar with the works of Plato.

In this book, the author asks the question: Did the lost Caribbean City of Atlantis and its civilization written about by Plato exist, or was it a myth. The author offers a fresh interpretation of the story of Atlantis that is chronicled in Plato’s works, “Timaeus” and “Critias,” and demonstrates that the story is not fiction. Using current scientific knowledge of the past, the author builds a compelling case, sustaining the theory that the city did, in fact, exist. The book contains strong historical points and explorations that are exciting. The reader is presented with a civilization that existed eleven thousand years before the era of the ancient Greek philosophers and the book presents exciting events, such as the war with the people of the Mediterranean and the natural disasters that eventually sank the city beneath the ocean.

I read the works of Plato, and like many people, did consider some of the interpretations of the story of Atlantis in the same light that I considered the Myth of the Cave — a fanciful tale with deeper meaning. The possibility of Atlantis being real has always been a far-fetched idea, and that is until I read Plato's Caribbean Atlantis. The book is not just an attempt to justify Plato’s claims that this civilization existed, but a work that takes into consideration the fact that Plato recorded history that came down to him through oral tradition. Dr. P.P. Flambas’s writing is exceptional, the ideas logically presented, and the author leaves the reader in no doubt that the work is well-researched. This is a book that not only opens new paths to the understanding of an ancient story but one that excites the mind and makes readers think about history and human civilization and evolution differently. It is a work with a strong appeal to fans of history, archeology, and philosophy. It is as thought-provoking as it is informative and entertaining.