Peter Warlow is a British physicist with a particular interest in the potential instability of our planet Earth. In The Reversing Earth he is reluctantly drawn to the Atlantis question, noting that “there is a subtle but distinct and important difference between searching for Atlantis and searching for a place that could be Atlantis. Many authors carry out the latter search.” He, as I also do, believes that the starting point of any investigation must be Plato. He points out that there is a consistency in Plato’s writings, which demands that “the story of Atlantis is to be treated as seriously as the rest of his work.”
Warlow supported the idea that a lower Atlantic, such as existed during the last Ice Age, would, in the vicinity of the Azores, have created an island as large as England and Wales with the present archipelago being the remnants of Atlantis’ mountains (p.132).
Warlow’s ideas, regarding Atlantis, are peripheral to his principal thesis regarding the reversal of the Earth’s rotation, having been ‘flipped over’ as a result a close encounter with a large extraterrestrial body. A demonstration of this ‘tippe-top’ theory can be seen on a YouTube video(a).
>Kenneth J. Dillon has written a paper(b) supportive of Warlow’s theories, but with some minor reservations. He begins with a reference to ancient sources such as Herodotus who “wrote that Egyptian priests had told him that four times since Egypt became a kingdom “the Sun rose contrary to his wont; twice he rose where he now sets, and twice he set where he now rises.” The Egyptians had a name for the Sun when it rose in the west, “Re-Horakhty”. The concept of the Sun rising in the west occurs in both Christian and Muslim literature. There were also accounts of stars reversing the direction of rising, while various texts talk of north becoming south at a time of chaos. This reversal appears in Greek literature, too, most notably in the Statesman of Plato.”
He then includes Immanuel Velikovsky‘s important contribution to the subject and after adding further evidence from China and Babylonia he concluded “the various findings and theoretical explanations make it increasingly difficult to deny that Earth has a built-in capacity for inversion, that it has indeed turned over upon ascertainable occasions, and that it may turn over again.”<