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Bashinsky, S.

S. Bashinsky was a Russian scientist who published a pamphlet entitled Atlantida in 1914 in St. Petersburg, in which he put forward the remarkable hypothesis that a gigantic asteroid had impacted in the South Pacific region

causing a series of catastrophic events; some of the asteroid became Australia, it split a pre-existing continent, part of which was pushed westward to become America and it started the Ice Age. Bashinsky thought his new America to have been Atlantis. This idea immediately failed on geological grounds and sank as quickly as Atlantis.