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Sumerian origins and the great flood
There is no evidence however of a single huge flood, which covered all the mountains of the world, only many stories from throughout the world of great floods, which decimated humanity in the distant past and changed the map of the world in the process.
Originally posted by WHOS READY
I've always had a gut feeling Canada was guilty of something, just couldn't quite put my finger on it..
Originally posted by spacekc929
I doubt Noah himself ever really existed or built an ark - I mean, seriously, even if he did, I doubt the ark would have held up to massive deluges of water like that. But it's more than likely that this was just how later cultures explained the fact that they were still alive after a flood that destroyed everything because they didn't realize that this flood didn't actually destroy everything - they only saw the stuff around them being destroyed.
Max Planck News
Influence of the large ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, ice caps and glaciers, and terrestrial water reservoirs Besides steric changes, sea level varies also due to non-steric volume changes – these relate to mass changes from adding water to the oceans from external water reservoirs. The world’s largest fresh water reservoir is the Antarctic ice sheet. Its volume is currently estimated as 24.7 cubic kilometers; melting of the entire ice sheet would raise sea level approximately 56.6 m. The second largest water reservoir is the Greenland ice sheet. Its volume is currently estimated as 2.9 cubic kilometers, and melting of the entire ice sheet would raise sea level approximately 7.3 m.
LiveScience Staff Writer posted: 29 June 2006 02:00 pm ET
Near the end of the last Ice Age 8,000 years ago, an ice dam on North America's east coast broke, releasing a torrent of fresh water seven times more voluminous than all the Great Lakes combined. It all rushed into the Atlantic Ocean over the course of only a few months.
At around the same time, ocean circulation worldwide slowed to a crawl, plunging Europe into a second ice age that lasted centuries.
Scientists have long suspected the two events were linked, and now they have the evidence from sediment core samples to prove it.edit on 13-12-2010 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
I think too many detractors are stuck on arguing against the "Single massive flood myth" instead of the possible [sometimes gradual sometimes massive and rapid] coastal flooding. They both could have occurred over a period of say a day to two or over a period of a few years or more.
Originally posted by FatherLukeDuke
God damn. I come here ready with my Blame Canada comment, thinking I'll be all original and funny, only to see just about everyone else on the board has already had my "highly original" thought...
Originally posted by colin42
BTW I would narrow the blame to the French Canadians for no other reason than they are French.
Originally posted by colin42
Perhaps yellow stone played a part in warming the glacier and forming the dam. Just a guess but whatever caused the Dam if it is the case I would think the effect of this would be global even before the dam wall broke.
May even explain why the area surrounding the pyramids turned from fertile to a desert.