Quote# 2672

You know, they, they being the world, claim that well, you know, the story of the flood exists in numerous cutlures. Really? What a surprise, since only eight people came off the ark. These eight people repopulated the world. Any chance they might have told their children of the flood? Of course. And their children told the sory? Of course. And on and on over the many eyars and as the people spread out, the story was taken with them. So no surprise to me this story may appear in other cultures and parrellel the story in the Bible.

EarlyCall, Bibleforums.org 13 Comments [8/18/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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D'oh! There was I thinking that several localised floods during different periods might also have been an explanation for more than one culture having a story about a flood. Silly me.

8/19/2005 2:53:58 PM


And of course there's the time-travelling kid as well that goes back in time to tell people the story before the Noah story existed...

8/19/2005 3:13:35 PM


I guess the reason the geological column has no records of such a flood is because it's not descended from the noah bunch, then?

8/24/2005 1:45:23 AM


Gilgamesh did it before you. Get over it.

8/9/2008 12:30:56 AM


"These eight people repopulated the world"

Genetics don't work that way.

8/17/2012 3:16:11 PM


Because there's never been any floods besides your Biblical one?

It'd be more remarkable if there were no flood stories.

8/18/2012 4:18:15 AM


Any chance that fundies keep passing on the flood myth to their children? Of course.

8/18/2012 4:33:52 AM


The fact that several of those Flood myths predate the Bible is no surprise to you either?

Periodical floods are pretty common in many parts of the world. To fantasize about a flood that will cover everything that you know, is hardly something that only the Israelites did.

8/18/2012 4:52:22 AM

so everyone on the planet is descended from Noah but sex is fine because we are all stepbrothers and sisters or just distant cousins ?

8/18/2012 1:27:39 PM

Philbert McAdamia

Because there's never been any floods besides your Biblical one?

And no rainbows before, either.

8/18/2012 7:16:28 PM

Blue the Thief

"This, of course, ignores real population genetics, where a certain minimum number of genetically divergent (i.e. unrelated) individuals are needed in a gene pool to maintain a healthy genetic diversity over the generations. For humans it is an estimated 497 individuals (no joke) although 1,000+ is to be preferred. The general rule of thumb is the "50/500" guideline — that a population founded by 50 genetically diverse humans in isolation would last about 2,000 years before inbreeding did them in, while 500 or more stand a chance of lasting indefinitely so long as all of them reproduce and no major disasters wipe out a significant part of the gene pool during that time (although as with everything else involving genetics, this is a gross oversimplification and varies greatly with the conditions encountered). You usually won't find this in direct siblings. More casually, this results in the unspoken implication that said newly propagated species does not have a problem with incest. This rarely comes up."

TV Tropes, Adam and Eve Plot

8/18/2012 7:21:07 PM

Quantum Mechanic

The fact that people this miserably stupid are alive is depressing.

9/12/2012 6:13:53 PM


So who told the Egyptians and the Chinese that their civilizations were under a few miles of water?

They didn't seem to notice.

Neither did the termites, since they went right on building mounds.


9/13/2012 1:17:39 AM

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