A Review of Robert M. Schoch's "Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes and Ancient Civilizations" (1999)
For reasons unknown, Schoch spends three pages trying to debunk the undebunkable Piri Reis map, or, more accurately, trying to debunk the small fragment of Reis's map that is the only fragment to have survived into modern times. Schoch uses his trademark method of "investigation by insinuation," or "science by surmise," also known as the Lazy Man's Science, finally concluding:
"The Piri Reis map contains no information of indisputably ancient origin, and the supposed coast of Antarctica could well be the lower reach of South America instead."
There is no truth to be found in Schoch's two statements above. Let's look at Schoch's statements one by one.