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Considering the period in history that the bible refers to, they wouldn't have known exactly how large the Earth was. Therefore, even if it was a regional flooding, they would have thought of it as global. Maybe that's why there is a contradiction in the texts?
if the noah/flood is true, then we are all descended from good old fashioned souther country cousin lovin'. because, to repopulate the earth, first cousin had to marry first cousin. and there was probably some brother/sister action going on as well. noah would have had to have a son who was black, asian, caucasian, etc... then where are the records of their travels to places like japan and south america? a move that long with people who were literate would have been written down.
before you get your knickers in a knot, understand that the elohim created copies of themselves. these copies were called adam. however, they were copies of the elohim. yes, copies . genetic copies of prior lifeforms on the planet. in fact, the entire reference to the creation of life on the planet is not the original creation but the RE-creation following a global cataclysm, we see only partial glimpses of in the noah flood story.
Lets take the bible out of the equation, and assume this was a passage in the Illiad. Then we would be looking for the flood. I believe it is based on a "local" huge catastrophic flood (Every area has a once in a lifetime flood), and the black sea is a good but not the only candidate. Please remember that there are quite wide local weather variations even within a few hundred years e.g. mini ice age of 1700s in the uk when the Thames was iced over for most of the winter, or Roman times when grapes were grown in the UK.
reply to post by LABTECH767
the gates of the deep!
well a friend of mine who read my stargates are real thread, theorized that perhaps the gates had counterparts on mars, and the earth is now in possession of the water that use to be on mars. 2 planets decimated, in one fell swoop
It seems to me the archeological evidence indicates the Atrahasis Epic inscriptions/tablets predates the biblical account.
reply to post by AliceBleachWhite
Any 'reptilian' or 'seed of cain' or 'sky god' or 'insert theory here' DNA
would stick out like a sore thumb in both the coding and the non
coding portions of human DNA. There is no 'god of the gaps' argument
possible with human DNA, unless you say that some sort of 'energy'
or other epigenetic influence is riding in human DNA.
Now that is certainly possible .. (a mystical sort might say the chance
is high; a pure reductionist would say the chance was zero or near
But as far as actual DNA goes, enough samples have been taken from
human populations all over the world, that the most minor differences
can be tracked back over time.. such that I know for example, that
8% of my Lakota Sioux brethren have genes that originated in
Mongolia thousands of years ago.
Any genes that code for reptile shapeshifting or whatever would show
up like a fluorescent 747 flying through the genome. I'd imagine that
such individuals would do everything in their power not to be tested,
should they in fact exist.