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.
grokca: Disgruntled Goat: If the world flooded, where did the water recede to?Oo! Oo! I know this one. It was explained to me by a fundy.It seems that after the flood god lifted the excess water off of the Earth and put it into space.Here's where it get good.He went on to explain that this water is the dark matter that we keep searching for.[ts4.mm.bing.net image 480x349]
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FuryOfFirestorm: That's another thing I don't get about the whole Noah's Ark myth: why have Noah make the ark when God can just snap his fingers and BLAM! Instant ark!
Dwight_Yeast: FuryOfFirestorm: That's another thing I don't get about the whole Noah's Ark myth: why have Noah make the ark when God can just snap his fingers and BLAM! Instant ark!The God of the Old Testement is constantly demanding people do things (build a temple, take your son to the top of a mountain and kill him, build an ark) to prove their faith in him. It's pretty messed up, and colors Judaism in an odd way.
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Mugato: impaler: Conservative humor:[img51.imageshack.us image 400x438]Wait, that was a pro-Bible comic? I thought it was saying that science can "evolve" when new information comes out while the Bible is stubbornly rigid even when we learn through science that most of it is bunk.Conservative humor indeed.
Beeblebrox: fu-pa fu-pa fu-pa...
ColSanders: Beeblebrox: fu-pa fu-pa fu-pa...Ding!
FuryOfFirestorm: 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!"
Ed Grubermann: Mugato: impaler: Conservative humor:[img51.imageshack.us image 400x438]Wait, that was a pro-Bible comic? I thought it was saying that science can "evolve" when new information comes out while the Bible is stubbornly rigid even when we learn through science that most of it is bunk.Conservative humor indeed.Ah, but the argument is that the Bible hasn't changed in forever, therefor it's the most true. They don't get the whole "we leaned something new today" thing.
See You Next Tuesday: Fireproof: HAMMERTOE: For the same reason that the story of Jesus parallels the story of Horus so closely.EH? I just did a quick scan of the Horus entry in Wiki, and they don't sound alike at all./Lemme guess, Bill Maher told you.Yes, because Maher is the only atheist in the world.
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.
HotIgneous Intruder: Yeah. That would be about 10,000 years ago when the glacial ice melted back into water and flooded the now-submerged US continental shelf and created features like Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake Bay and the like. That kind of thing went on globally and it's really no surprise that stories of it live on in myth and legend and oral history.
Mugato: There's a thread around here about irony. I believe using a computer to draw and publish your comic strip about how science is gay qualifies.
Jethro74: My personal favorite is Ricky Gervais' (NSFW) version of the story.
Old enough to know better: Since there are so many glaciers on the mountain, any large object like a huge boat would have been swept down the mountainside long before now.
Beerguy: Wait.....I thought they already found it...[www.arkdiscovery.com image 536x698]
abhorrent1: She was banging Nikki Sixx. No thanks.
Shryke: SpectroBoy: [diagoras.files.wordpress.com image 800x600]The smartest person to ever live was deeply religious. Figure that.
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