Warlow, Peter (R)
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).