6/25/2008 12:00:49 AM
900/12 = 75
Looks like it is more realistic to assume that the age of Noach was measured in lunar cycles instead of solar ones ;)
6/25/2008 12:04:27 AM
Feh! That's nothing!
This lady lived 7000 years
6/25/2008 12:14:19 AM
sofia the antichrist
Wait, was there any reason for this guy to bring up the Noah thing? Or were they discussing star formation, and this dude suddenly comes out of no where, babbling about Noah's children? I can't be bothered to read all 1300 posts in that thread.
6/25/2008 12:21:27 AM
*1300 posts*?? o__O
*kicks back with sofia to wait for an answer*
6/25/2008 12:24:57 AM
Red herrings! Five for a buck!
6/25/2008 12:28:34 AM
Yeah, uh... no.
6/25/2008 12:40:15 AM
OK! As far as I know, there is no scientific evidence that early humans had extra long lives. On the contrary, it seems that the further back in time we look, the shorter the human lifespan was.
The only evidence you have, is a 3000 year old, badly written, and badly translated book. Just because an ancient scribe wrote it does not make it true.
6/25/2008 1:00:03 AM
Considering about when erectile dysfunction starts in most men's lives, I'd assume not so many.
6/25/2008 1:03:00 AM
Noah's first kid was born when he was 500 (or maybe 502 - the Bible says he was 500, then later it says the Flood happened when he was 600, and his son turned 100 two years after the Flood - but hey, the Bible has no inconsistencies that a fundie can't invent some hairball explanation for). Anyway, he doesn't seem to have used those first 500 years to any procreational purpose - his wife must have had one hell of a vibrator.
6/25/2008 1:09:58 AM
Oh gods. My uterus hurts.
6/25/2008 1:10:55 AM
Go back outside and play.
6/25/2008 1:23:17 AM
Doesn't the Bible claim Noah was 600+ at the time of the Flood? By that time the Bible implies Noah only had 3 sons. The Bible also implies Noah had but 1 wife. Three sons in 600 years. Nosh dies at about 900, so, did he and his wife, who would have been hundreds of years old too, pick up their rate of procreation after the Flood or did they plug along at the same rate and turn out only 1 or 2 more kiddies.
Or, did they have lots of kids before the Flood and then let God drown them without so much as a quiet "Hey, wait minute?"
6/25/2008 1:27:43 AM
If one extrapolates the mistranslation of "years" into "lunar cycles", Noah would have been close to 70 when he died, much like Methusaleh's 969 years, which would be a bit more than 74 years old. This would make him ancient in an age when the average lifespan was 40 odd years, if such a person ever existed at all.
6/25/2008 1:56:06 AM
Empress of Zind
Does this comment have anything whatsoever to do with the discussion?
6/25/2008 1:58:18 AM
I bet at 600 years, Mrs. Ark would have been one hot piece of ass. I mean, if any of that shit was true. Which it ain't.
6/25/2008 2:01:06 AM
From the lyrics to Porgy and Bess:
... but what good's the livin' when no gal would give in to no man with 900 years?"
6/25/2008 2:43:07 AM
Hope he got a better deal than Tithonus did from Zeus...
6/25/2008 3:11:00 AM
Well, if he was a polygamist...
6/25/2008 3:35:56 AM
But if of ships she would now sing, what ship would come to her, what ship would bear her ever across so wide a sea?
6/25/2008 3:40:05 AM
I'm still curious about what Noah has to do with star formation.
6/25/2008 3:48:42 AM
Wow, 900 years? Very unrealistic.
6/25/2008 4:49:21 AM
and how long did Mrs Noah live. And how many kiddies did she litter?
6/25/2008 7:02:50 AM
@Eden and JonathanE: an excellent point, and one I'll have to remember for future use.
6/25/2008 7:23:21 AM
No, Noah didn't live that long. Men claim Noah lived that long.
6/25/2008 7:57:10 AM