Originally posted by QueenoftheDamned
In a missing book of genesis(don't bite me yet I am looking of links to this alleged book and references in Genesis) There did exist theses super
humans who were tall and stronger Goliath seems to fit that genre.
Well, there's stories of giants everywhere... but I'm not sure that we should take them as fact. For instance, in the Coyote legends of the Pacific
Northwest, Coyote meets a giant who is so huge that he's swallowed entire civilizations whole and the people are all in his stomach (walking around
and dying of hunger) until he swallows Coyote and Coyote cuts him open.
And then there's Polyphemus, the one-eyed giant of the Odyssey; a gigantic carnivore some 20+ feet tall who can eat one or two men as a snack. And
the earliest Greek Gods; the Titans... and so on and so forth.
I wouldn't take any of them to be true without evidence, and we really don't have good archaeological evidence of more than one or two people at a
time -- much like today when we have the occasional 8-footer or 9-footer.
The flood was them done to wipe out these giants or so it was written. This apparently also explained the out of place artifacts.
But there's no global evidence for a flood. Nowhere. Nada. Zip. In fact, we have tombs and lists of kings from Egypt and Babylon that show their
reigns during any number of proposed "Great Flood Years" and there are no reports of flooding and the records continue smoothly (in their own
languages) without reference to "everybody died and now Noah's family is here to take things over."
A race of giants would leave behind a LOT of artifacts, including not-easily-moved stones and tools. They would have to have had huge houses and huge
pots and huge storehouses. You would find these artifacts in major museums, proudly labeled and on display.
There aren't any such artifacts because there wasn't a race of giants. Individuals, yes. Race, no.