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.
ColSanders: Beeblebrox: fu-pa fu-pa fu-pa...Ding!
Beeblebrox: fu-pa fu-pa fu-pa...
Disgruntled Goat: If the world flooded, where did the water recede to?
HAMMERTOE: For the same reason that the story of Jesus parallels the story of Horus so closely.
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! Heck, why even flood the Earth in the first place? God could have saved a lot of time and effort by smiting all the wicked instead. Seems a lot better than waiting for an old man to make an ark that has enough room for his family, two of every animal on Earth, food and potable water for every person and animal, and still have space to put away the piles upon piles of feces being produced.
miscreant: Shryke: The smartest person to ever live was deeply religious. Figure that.Who are you claiming is the "smartest person to ever live"?
b2theory: Diogenes: How do you carbon date a metaphor?The word you were looking for is myth.
It's already been done.
It was in a parking lot all along.
biyaaatci: She was featured in the very first of the dozens of Playboy I shoplifted from Waldenbooks.
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.
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.
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.
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