"All these islands are coralligenous. They are slowly but steadily rising as a result of the activity of polyps and one day they will all be joined together. This new consolidated island will eventually be united with neighbouring archipelagos, and a fifth continent will extend from New Zealand and New Caledonia to the Marquesas. The day I set out this theory before Captain Nemo, he gave me a cool response: 'The earth does not need new continents but new men!" -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Posted by thewintersings at 2023-03-01 21:13:47 UTC