posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 03:16 AM
Never been convinced by that arguement, for a number of reasons. One, as another person said, the age of fatherhood doesn't indicate lunar years.
Two, there are other cultures who had similar timelines.
My thoughts? I think it was neither a solar or lunar calendar. These excessive ages, in all cultures, are mostly from pre-cataclysmic times.
(generally a flood.) I would venture, given that we have fossil records of many living things that would be...inefficient at the least in current
atmospheric conditions, that the atmospheric conditions were different prior to said cataclysm. So I would guess that these ages are not solar years,
but seem to consistently be much longer than lunar years, and were probably based on some other pre-cataclysmic phenomenon that disappeared after the
event. I would be curious to see if there might be some way to estimate the "year" lengths and perhaps try to correlate them to a hypothetical