Benderbrau wrote:Which begs the question: why are there black people in Atlantis? If dark skin is an evolutionary mutation brought on to protect the skin from intense exposure to the sun then why would it exist in people who live deep in the ocean far from sunlight?
Actually buddy...Man first walked upright in Africa. Pale skin is the..."mutation" as you call it.
Now, I suppose you're looking for scientific logic from a setting in which human-looking people breathe water and whatever, which is fucking not possible. These fuckers probably wouldn't even be humanoid, because that form is optimized for walking on land. There ain't a single goddamn humanoid animal currently living under the sea, white or black.
So, if you've accepted this conceit of the genre, that Atlanteans look just like land-dwelling folks, but are looking for a sensible reason why some of them would be black...well, I'm just sayin'.