posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 12:11 AM
Like I originally said, I could be wrong. In this case, I think after having thought it over, my view was skewed. I've had a nagging thought for a
while that the world is a lot older than we can possibly imagine, even based on our best assumptions. With that said, it IS possible that it could
have happened mostly as you said, but for that to be the case, there have to be a few outstanding things which need to be calrified. Before I mention
these things though, it should be stated that these are merely my opinions on the issue, and should not by any means be taken as fact, based on
scientific evidence or otherwise. Ahh heck with it, read my sig's disclaimer (heh).
I think we humans were planted here by an outside force, as in beings from another location brought us here and physically put us here. This is a
reasonable explanation for all the different kinds of people, as evolution is no where near fleshed out enough to describe all of the differences
represented by the differing peoples.
Also, this would explain the different myths associated with the different cultures which circumvent the earth. Perhaps all the planet's civiliations
had their own genesis, and they evolved from there on their own, with their own stories and ideologies, as well as their own unique take on an
incident shared by others worldwide. This could in theory explain how it is that Gilgamesh had his flood story, and then the other civilizations came
up with their's later. Maybe they all experienced the same thing, and just told their own stories in a different way. I dunno for sure, but it's
just as possible as anything else scientifically uncovered, as there's not been anything really unearthed to say either way.
In any case, we both have to admit that there's a lot about our history that we don't know, as in how long did it take the continents to move to
their present locations? We can't know the speeds that they moved 50000 years ago, as that constantly changes. As for fitting all of the animals on
the ark, it doesn't say that he took EVERY kind of animal on the face of the planet into it. It's explicitly vague in that department, as if to
suggest that he only got the ones in his area, which brings me to my next theory.
I think it's also possible that the other civilizations had their god come to them, select one or two people, and tell them that there was a flood
coming, and that they should get a ship ready with all the things that they would need. They may not have been as big as Noah's, but they would have
been big enough to preserve the different peoples for all time. Now it's possible that these floods happened at different times, but I can't be sure
on that. More research from everyone might uncover something substantial in that area.
These are just a couple of my random thoughts, some of them can be supported, while others are easily shot down like a hot air balloom. Lemme know