wxboy: James!: Is anyone else getting this on the side? [25.media.tumblr.com image 357x425]One of those stories is not like the others.
vharshyde: (bunch of fancy libtard blasphemy)
make me some tea: Um, welcome to 1995?This is not news. It's interesting, but this it's been posited that the Black Sea was once dry land for at least 15 years now.
doglover: Do you even the Red Sea?
The Stealth Hippopotamus: I dont think anyone would say there wasn't a flood. I think the main point is getting all the animals in a boat and successfully breeding a whole populations off two animals.
Waldo Pepper: Lionel Mandrake: Waldo Pepper: it is amazing for a bunch of folks who don't believe in God and the Bible just how much time is spent whining about it.Not really...it is amazing how so many people who think it's the divine word of God know absolutely nothing about it, but still believe it over science.my statement is about non believing farkers spending so much time and effort whining about God and the Bible. I have no belief in aliens from other planets, astrology etc, etc and I spend zero of my time whining about these beliefs
King Something: In order for penguins, elephants, poison dart frogs, møøse, honey badgers, polar bears, panda bears, panthers, ocelots, Iriomote cats, Gila monsters, Komodo dragons, Galapagos tortoises, Tasmanian devils and duck-billed platypi to have survived the Flood, they must have first been herded onto the Ark. Those animals are generally not found in the Middle East, nor is there much record of them in any historical documents from the region.
Magorn: "based on real events" is not the same as "actually happened"Ballard has mor eor less conclusively proved there was a catastrophic flood that brought the water of the Med into the black sea. The Black Sea's unusual composition, salt water on top, fresh water farther down really can't be easily explained any other way. Morevover, I personally believe that the reason almost every culture on earth has a "flood story" is because there WERE catastrophic global floods all over the world, just not all at once the way the bible tells it. Go look at a map of Ice Age Europe and then look at it again after the glaciers melted. The English channel, for example used to be a land bridge. Futher We know people lived on that land bridge becuase, just like Ballard did in the Black Sea, we've found evidence of villages and human habitations at the bottom of the channel. So yeah, since people do tend to live near the water (look at a poulation map of the world even today) and the water levels dramatically rose over a few hundred year stretch. I have no doubt it was traumatic experience for nearly every human on earth and was enshrined in all sorts of story-telling traditions
Hollie Maea: (wall of text to come)
Waldo Pepper: I have no belief in aliens from other planets
Waldo Pepper: Seems our founding fathers and forefathers were pretty smart to base our laws on the Bible
Kibbler: So...water levels were twenty-five thousand feet higher than they are today?If I recall, the Bible doesn't mention any ice age. I wonder why, hmm, what could possibly be the reason, it's almost as if a bunch of desert nomads didn't know there were ice ages because they were desert nomads.
vharshyde: Let's look at the physics, shall we? In order for a flood to occur, water has to come from one place and be distributed to another place. So let's look at this.9 inches/hr is one of the highest rainfall records I've seen thus far. So let's do the math. Over a 40 day period at 24 hours per day(40 days and 40 nights, as they say), that leaves a total deposit of 720 feet. Not a small number, but wait, there's more. That comes down to about .13 miles in depth. Which is still pretty nasty. However, for that to be global, here's what that would come out to.The total landmass of earth = 57,308,738 square miles...Total depth of water = .13 miles...Assuming a flat earth(To give us a much better round-down, so this number should be MUCH higher, but I'm too lazy to do spherical volumes here), it would leave us with roughly 7.8 million cubic miles of water.So let's break that down into gallons.One gallon of water is roughly 7.48 cubic feet.The total cubic miles listed above gives us... 1,148,144,025,600 cubic feet of water.Which would translate to roughly 153,495,190,588 Gallons of water. Which I would estimate that in order to create that volume of clouds(Constant, as well), which would require direct sunlight on every major water source, and only clouds over every land mass for a 40 day period, would require a very sudden rise in energy as received by the surface of the planet, on ALL sides, a shifting of major wind channels and currents, and the like. Which wouldn't work out so well for the science of it all.But that number above... Just above a tenth of a mile in depth... That should have some level of significance, shouldn't it?
Waldo Pepper: it is amazing for a bunch of folks who don't believe in God and the Bible just how much time is spent whining about it.
Rent Party: The largest waterfall ever to have existed came over this ledge. The Missoula floods would have been awesome to behold.And yet, no one calls them "global." Because, you know, they were "regional."
GAT_00: Hell, the Mediterranean used to be dry land. The flood when the Atlantic broke through at Gibraltar would be epic to go back and watch.
BravadoGT: "Huh," G_d thinks. "He went and did it. Two of every animal he could find. Good boy, Noah. Well...a promise is a promise."
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