> As for the
> extent, check out the length of the MAR. If it was
> above ocean surface level in the late ice age,
> just as Hancock points old old maps indicate that
> Antarctica was, the MAR island chain could have
> been thousands of miles long.
I don't understand what you're saying here. Antarctica is STILL above the surface, despite whether Hancock or anyone else noticed that obvious fact. Howver, the MAR in its entirety could never have been above the surface, even at the end of the ice age. The Atlantic is just too deep.