I'm not entirely sure this thread should be in 2012, or general predictions. Though I am not going to consider this a prediction at all, merely
speculation on thoughts.
In my daily pondering of things typically discussed on here, an idea clicked in my head, and I will present it here as best I can so that it makes
sense to all of you.
I consider myself a religious individual with moderate faith. So some of these ideas are assuming parts of the bible are indeed true. However, they
are still only speculation, as I believe no human written book, be it the word of God or not, to be flawless and true.
With that being said, here we go.
Supposedly long ago, people lived much longer. Hundreds of years even. After the 'Great Flood' often referred to as Noah's Flood, the lifespan of
the average person dropped significantly. Now, the bible would have you believe that God altered the food, people, and earth, to no longer support
such longevity (Link below). Fair enough. Let's take it from a more scientific approach shall we?
Biblestudy.org - Post Flood
Consider what it would take to make a flood of global proportions, that cultures around the world are reportedly known for citing in their own
Science - How Stuff Works - Great Flood
One would assume that it couldn't be a run of the mill tsunami, as something much larger than a chunk of land would have to fall into the ocean to
swamp most of the earth. Perhaps the earth has had previous glacier melts that flooded the planet... but would those subside as quickly as this
'Great Flood' did? So, perhaps there could have been some sort of geomagnetic disturbance, shifting the earth around (pole shift?) and temporarily
flooding, moving, sinking land? I can only speculate on that, as I'm no expert...
If this were true however, would it also be reasonable to assume that perhaps in this geomagnetic fluctuation there may have been an excess of solar
radiation reaching earth's surface? Perhaps permanant damage was done to our DNA, forever shortening our lifespan? Hard to say with no proof, but
Finally, and probably the most interesting part to me, is that even if one of these two scenarios that I've mentioned were true, both would not spell
out a bright future for us. If the scientific approach were true, then while we could survive another flood quite easily, would we survive the second
round of DNA punishment? If the biblical side is true, then with God's promise to never flood the earth again, will the next round be fire? Solar
Please do not turn this into a prophecy type thread, these are merely my personal musings, and I bring them here for some light scientific discussion.
I do not Believe
specifically that either of these events will happen again in the near or distant future, but simply would like to discuss
the probability of truth to each idea.
** Again, sorry if this should be in some other forum.
[edit on 28-12-2009 by Demonis]