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2013-07-18 09:22:23 AM
While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.
 
2013-07-18 09:48:14 AM
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SAVE THE BOOBIES!!
 
2013-07-18 09:52:06 AM
How do you carbon date a metaphor?
 
2013-07-18 09:52:53 AM

nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.


See Jung and archetypes.

Common symbolic themes in our mythologies.
 
2013-07-18 09:53:39 AM

Diogenes: How do you carbon date a metaphor?


The word you were looking for is myth.
 
2013-07-18 09:55:30 AM

b2theory: Diogenes: How do you carbon date a metaphor?

The word you were looking for is myth.


The tale is a myth.  The ark itself is a metaphor within.
 
2013-07-18 09:56:38 AM

Diogenes: nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.

See Jung and archetypes.

Common symbolic themes in our mythologies.


No way! Dragons are real. How else would every civilization have mythical dragons?
 
2013-07-18 09:56:56 AM

nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.


Or maybe most civilizations were built near water and at some point in all their histories there was a flood of some sort. Or maybe a drunk gathered two of every creature on the planet, even those we haven't even discovered yet and got them to fark on a boat because God wanted a do-over. It could go either way.
 
2013-07-18 10:01:15 AM
Mugato:
Or maybe most civilizations were built near water and at some point in all their histories there was a flood of some sort.

That's probably the case, civilizations certainly did revolve around water, and in a time before locks and dams I'm sure floods were even worse than they are today.  I've also heard it suggested that perhaps the Mediterranean sea was once empty, and the strait of Gibralter breached, but I don't think any serious scientists believe that.
 
2013-07-18 10:04:32 AM

nekom: Mugato:
Or maybe most civilizations were built near water and at some point in all their histories there was a flood of some sort.

That's probably the case, civilizations certainly did revolve around water, and in a time before locks and dams I'm sure floods were even worse than they are today.  I've also heard it suggested that perhaps the Mediterranean sea was once empty, and the strait of Gibralter breached, but I don't think any serious scientists believe that.


The volcanic explosion of Santorini is suspected of having caused widespread changes to the geography of the region.  I read an interesting piece that tried to correlate the cascading effects with the biblical parting of the Red Sea and plagues of Egypt.  Not sure if I buy it, but it was pretty interesting to consider.
 
2013-07-18 10:19:01 AM

Diogenes: b2theory: Diogenes: How do you carbon date a metaphor?

The word you were looking for is myth.

The tale is a myth.  The ark itself is a metaphor within.


A crappy metaphor is a metaphor... I guess
 
2013-07-18 10:19:24 AM
The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.
 
2013-07-18 10:19:52 AM

b2theory: Diogenes: b2theory: Diogenes: How do you carbon date a metaphor?

The word you were looking for is myth.

The tale is a myth.  The ark itself is a metaphor within.

A crappy metaphor is a metaphor... I guess


Take it up with the author ;-)
 
2013-07-18 10:19:53 AM

Diogenes: nekom: Mugato:
Or maybe most civilizations were built near water and at some point in all their histories there was a flood of some sort.

That's probably the case, civilizations certainly did revolve around water, and in a time before locks and dams I'm sure floods were even worse than they are today.  I've also heard it suggested that perhaps the Mediterranean sea was once empty, and the strait of Gibralter breached, but I don't think any serious scientists believe that.

The volcanic explosion of Santorini is suspected of having caused widespread changes to the geography of the region.  I read an interesting piece that tried to correlate the cascading effects with the biblical parting of the Red Sea and plagues of Egypt.  Not sure if I buy it, but it was pretty interesting to consider.


I'd be more worried about the effects of explosive Semprini...
 
2013-07-18 10:21:34 AM
So I guess this chick ain't pretty enough for people to post pictures of her?
 
2013-07-18 10:23:30 AM

Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.


Well, think along the lines of the Mediterranean abruptly filling in.  That could conceivably take 40 days, and that may have been the entire known world.  Something along those lines isn't impossible.  Or did you ever think maybe aliens?
 
2013-07-18 10:23:57 AM

nekom: Mugato:
Or maybe most civilizations were built near water and at some point in all their histories there was a flood of some sort.

That's probably the case, civilizations certainly did revolve around water, and in a time before locks and dams I'm sure floods were even worse than they are today.  I've also heard it suggested that perhaps the Mediterranean sea was once empty, and the strait of Gibralter breached, but I don't think any serious scientists believe that.



No, that probably happened, but way too far back to have any impact on human mythology. We're talking around 5.3 MYA when the Zanclean flood most likely refilled the Med. You might be thinking of the Black Sea deluge hypothesis, which has come under increased criticism in recent years.
 
2013-07-18 10:24:15 AM

jaylectricity: So I guess this chick ain't pretty enough for people to post pictures of her?


I'm guessing a 45 year old blond who spent much of her career in the sun is going to be pretty busted. I could be wrong.
 
2013-07-18 10:24:57 AM

Diogenes: b2theory: Diogenes: b2theory: Diogenes: How do you carbon date a metaphor?

The word you were looking for is myth.

The tale is a myth.  The ark itself is a metaphor within.

A crappy metaphor is a metaphor... I guess

Take it up with the author ;-)


The Bronze Age guy who wrote down the oral tradition of middle eastern peasants?
 
2013-07-18 10:30:21 AM

Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.


That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.
 
2013-07-18 10:35:06 AM

b2theory: Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.

That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.


"There was 4,000 years ago" or "You can't put constraints on God" are the obvious retorts.
 
2013-07-18 10:36:12 AM
Additionally, the idea of a god who would just one day decide to up and murder every living thing on the planet seems incredibly horrific to me, but I guess fundamentalists don't have a problem loving that kind of deity.
 
2013-07-18 10:36:23 AM

b2theory: Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.

That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.


But god can make as much rain as he wants, as quick as he wants, then dry it away with his almighty hair dryer.
 
2013-07-18 10:36:36 AM
She was going to look for the Golden Fleece, but settled on the rube fleece.
 
2013-07-18 10:37:05 AM
Noah ran a floating whorehouse up and down Mesopotamia.
 
2013-07-18 10:37:11 AM

b2theory: Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.

That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.


The Bible pretty explicitly explains the melted status of the polar ice caps as well as the generally larger amount of water on Earth at the time that has since been transported to another galaxy.
 
2013-07-18 10:37:41 AM
Didn't have to flood the whole Earth. Just the parts that people back then believed was the whole Earth.
Anyway, whatever. It's not hurting anyone. Go for it, girl. Live your dream.
 
2013-07-18 10:38:29 AM
She also would like to find irrefutable proof that the ark was real and not a myth.

and i would like to find a winning powerball ticket in my wallet. the difference? i actually have a chance at having my wish come true.
 
2013-07-18 10:39:23 AM

jaylectricity: So I guess this chick ain't pretty enough for people to post pictures of her?


I had to GIS her to find out who she is, and no.
 
2013-07-18 10:39:26 AM
Sybarite:
No, that probably happened, but way too far back to have any impact on human mythology. We're talking around 5.3 MYA when the Zanclean flood most likely refilled the Med. You might be thinking of the Black Sea deluge hypothesis, which has come under increased criticism in recent years.

Well if it was 5.3MYA definitely not.  Anatomically modern humans go back to, what close to 200,000 years tops?  I'm just speculating, I think that most myths are based on at least some truths, and there have been many catastrophic events in human history that surely could have been seen as religious omens in their time, enough to spin a tale from to pass down through the generations.
 
2013-07-18 10:39:51 AM

Diogenes: The volcanic explosion of Santorini is suspected of having caused widespread changes to the geography of the region. I read an interesting piece that tried to correlate the cascading effects with the biblical parting of the Red Sea and plagues of Egypt. Not sure if I buy it, but it was pretty interesting to consider.


Don't be silly, Velikovsky explained how all the biblical events were caused by a giant asteroid passing by earth (and then becoming Venus).
 
2013-07-18 10:40:51 AM

error 303: b2theory: Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.

That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.

"There was 4,000 years ago" or "You can't put constraints on God" are the obvious retorts.


I assumed I wasn't talking to a Bible literalist based on his/her statement.

If you hear the comments you suggested you can move on. There is no point in arguing with someone who isn't interested in an adult conversation/reality.
 
2013-07-18 10:40:59 AM
Anyone who gives to this doesn't deserve to have money.
 
2013-07-18 10:42:45 AM
She was featured in the very first of the dozens of Playboy I shoplifted from Waldenbooks.
 
2013-07-18 10:46:26 AM
Two ants and two anteaters.
 
2013-07-18 10:46:45 AM

HotWingConspiracy: She was going to look for the Golden Fleece, but settled on the rube fleece.


I'd rube her Golden Fleece, if you know what I'm saying, and I think that you do.  Seriously, that Playboy showed me that 'Golden Fleeces' were a real thing.  Prior to that my extensive research at The Friday After Dark Institute of Masterbatory Studies at Cinemax University led me to the belief that they were all brunette 'down there.'
 
2013-07-18 10:48:03 AM

nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?   Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.


Bingo.
 
2013-07-18 10:50:56 AM

biyaaatci: She was featured in the very first of the dozens of Playboy I shoplifted from Waldenbooks.


An old tradition I remember well ... but you might have to explain to some of the younger folks 'round here what at least two of those words mean, and why it was necessary in the first place.
 
2013-07-18 10:54:31 AM

biyaaatci: She was featured in the very first of the dozens of Playboy I shoplifted from Waldenbooks.


Those were the days... when those magazines were simply on the highest part of the magazine racks instead of behind the counter like they are now. Not that it matters much these days since there is really no reason to pay for porn... especially not the generic naked women kind Playboy produces.
 
2013-07-18 10:55:52 AM

nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.


Also, Jedi really existed a long time ago.
 
2013-07-18 11:04:25 AM
Here I am.

I'm ready for my close-up, Ms. D'Errico . . .
 
2013-07-18 11:07:32 AM
www.ivillage.ca
 
2013-07-18 11:08:39 AM

noazark: Here I am.

I'm ready for my close-up, Ms. D'Errico . . .


http://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQE98D2aVixtYI7vN m fA-yWlE6jLuBSfDWJfyDy2zC02s3Pv6IAMA

NSFW - here is the close up shot
 
2013-07-18 11:08:51 AM
if she was doing "real" research on this, she would point out that the story comes from Pre Hebrew myths and go back as far as she can to earlier civilizations to look at their great flood myths.  or she can be an Ultra Orthodox Christian and go wandering around in the Anatolian region trying to prove that no one had mythology prior to the Jews.
 
2013-07-18 11:09:36 AM
If the world flooded, where did the water recede to?
 
2013-07-18 11:14:18 AM

Disgruntled Goat: If the world flooded, where did the water recede to?


Believe it or not, there are quite a few creationists who believe that the water wasn't rain, it was a canopy that came down.  A literal canopy of water suspended in the air somehow.  I guess that's how Methuzala lived to be over 900, good UV shielding.  So the water didn't recede, it must have evaporated back to the canopy, then god threw it out into space.

Checkmate, atheists.
 
2013-07-18 11:14:20 AM
I'd link the Joe Rogan stand up bit on Noahs Ark but the only videos I can find are ones recorded with what I can only assume is a BETA.
 
2013-07-18 11:15:34 AM
Now I know how to fund my quest to find the Jersey Devil! If enough sucker... I mean enthusiasts contribute I can also solve that pesky retirement problem...
 
2013-07-18 11:15:43 AM

error 303: b2theory: Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.

That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.

"There was 4,000 years ago" or "You can't put constraints on God" are the obvious retorts.


That's the main problem when trying to reason with people who treat the Bible like historically and scientifically accurate text - any holes in their argument is easily patched by saying "GOD DID IT!"
 
2013-07-18 11:17:26 AM
She's hot, but not "finance a search for the ark" hawt.
 
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