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Old 02-28-2010, 10:14 AM
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Indeed, that's what I said - but in terms of a Global Flooding event then it's less scientifically likely because geologic evidence doesn't entirely agree. It's more likely it was regional - even though still large.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:20 AM
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Indeed, that's what I said - but in terms of a Global Flooding event then it's less scientifically likely because geologic evidence doesn't entirely agree. It's more likely it was regional - even though still large.
Indeed. I think that all the cultures who have such texts (only Jews and Babylonians come to mind now) were located in what we today call the Middle East, so they could have hardly witnessed a worldwide tsuami, only local floods in the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf or perhaps just some river floods.
But if a flood wreaks some havoc, the story gets told again and again, thrilling details are added to make the story fascinating, everything is blown up a bit and a few decades or centuries later it is a ginormous flood.

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:31 AM
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why bother poking the paranoiacs with a stick? (Unless you're PMSy, cause then it's fuuunnn!)
I guess it's that time of the month, eh.

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OMG you can't be serious! "Leave, please." Oh dear me..... well, you do have the 'honor' of being the first person in 10 years to say that to me.
I seem to be having a lot of firsts lately.

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I do have some work to do - in the real world - and some calls to make - to my real-life friends - so I'll leave you all alone in the world of make-believe. Say hello to King Friday for me!!!!! Don't let him have your ISP either; he might buy a new tree for X the Owl.
I *****ed up earlier in this thread, let my anger get the best of me and I made some stupid posts that I regret. I don't need to sit here though and take this sh*t from you because of it. What I said was either contribute (as in something of worth) to the conversation taking place or leave please since you have already expressed your desire to do so. Now I have a hockey game to watch at a bar in the real world with my real world friends so I'll be back later. I'll say hello to King Friday, the Owl and Trolley for you then.

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:34 AM
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Indeed. I think that all the cultures who have such texts (only Jews and Babylonians come to mind now) were located in what we today call the Middle East, so they could have hardly witnessed a worldwide tsuami, only local floods in the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf or perhaps just some river floods.
But if a flood wreaks some havoc, the story gets told again and again, thrilling details are added to make the story fascinating, everything is blown up a bit and a few decades or centuries later it is a ginormous flood.
I saw a show once on the history channel about how a large flood in the Mediterranean region was a possible explanation, it was interesting in that they showed how such a flood could have occurred. This type of explanation seems most likely to me.
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