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Nov 19 2013, 1:13pm


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The ancient Greeks -- and not only them -- noticed fossils of sea creatures on mountaintops and other high elevation areas. Nowadays we know all about plate tectonics and mountains rising from the sea over the eons, but back then, what was the most obvious method for sea creatures to get to the top of a mountain? Obviously a giant flood.

So along with real floods becoming legendary over the generations, the ancients could also spot physical evidence of a world-covering flood.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams

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noah and tolkien book Gandalf Send a private message to book Gandalf Nov 14 2013, 5:39pm
    Very interesting parallels B-G! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Nov 14 2013, 8:33pm
    Middle-earth and the Biblical Flood Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 15 2013, 2:38pm
    Lots of Civilizations Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Nov 16 2013, 12:50am
        Could be... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 16 2013, 1:20am
        If I remember correctly... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 16 2013, 9:28pm
        flood myths acheron Send a private message to acheron Nov 19 2013, 1:13pm

 
 
 

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