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Originally posted by shaunybaby
like ive said many times if you are not a religious person do not try and interpret the bible from a literal point of view. i am not a religious person and i read the bible from neither a spiritual view nor a literal point of view. if you do read the bible to be literal many complications arise...such as noah's ark.
my personal opinion is that it was not a world wide flood, and that noah did not get two of every animal. i also belive noah and his 3 sons (apparently all of difference ethnicity) did not have 120 years to build the boat. if you try and look at this story from a scientific, logical or literal point of view then it becomes very silly indeed.
i myself can't really go any further in to how noah got two of every animal, or even how much truth some christians hold to this story.
if you believe the noah story 100% then you will also belive everyone else died, and that prety much the whole world's decendants are his 3 sons... not sure who they would have had sex with to create us, i guess there's some sort of loop hole that christians get themselves out of aswell...like they each had sex with their mum...hence noah's wife
I'd like a list of all the OTHER sea-faring vessels that have landed on the side of that mountain.
Noah's ark happened before the breakup of the cont.'s. The 500 years after the flood is when the cont's made it to their current positions. However, there is some data that shows perhaps North and South America were closer to Africa during the middle ages. References to the "sargaso sea" which is a few miles off Florida.
Now, if that's not Noah's Ark, I'd like a list of all the OTHER sea-faring vessels that have landed on the side of that mountain.
Originally posted by Gazrok
The problem of course, really is that historically, the continents were fairly split apart at the time of early man, not Pangea...so the diversification had already begun. If there is any truth to the story, it's likely an exaggeration about a farmer saving his livestock and farm animals from a flood, as well as his family. I'd love to see ANY ancient boat (whether using the dimensions in the Bible or not) hold two elephants, two hippos, two of each bear, two rhinos, etc. etc. Would sink like a stone, hehe...
Originally posted by shaunybaby
nice try of explaining how he would get all those animals but that's not the way it would happen. you cannot take a pair of tigers and breed them to make lions
Originally posted by sntx
I didn't say that is what happened. I was giving an example. It is perfectly reasonable to assert that all of the different breeds of cat that are alive today originated from one breeding pair. The complexity and diversity included in one couples DNA is a testimony to the profound intelligence of the creator. Have you ever noticed the diversity of dog breeds that have all come from one original kind in a realtively short period of time due to mans manipulation. This manipulation of the dog kind would not have been possible is the potential did not exist in the original kind.