Anyway, according to the Bible there were no other humans and all the begatting was incestuous.
poohcarrot wrote:Um...er...if people used to live up to the age of 800, how come the world is only 6,000 years old?
poohcarrot wrote:I often shout my mouth off with zero source to back me up.
Dotsie wrote:The bible looks like a mish-mash of stories from lots of different sources, some of which try to explain natural events, some of which are probably made up to try to get people to behave better.
I wrote:What do you think of the Bible as allegory (leaving aside the buffoon dating system of a 6,000 year old planet as I think that comes from somewhere other than the Bible)?
1.The representation of abstract principles by characters or figures.
2.A picture, book, or other form of communication using such representation.
3.A symbolic representation
Jan Van Quirm wrote: Let's leave the dodgy imprecise science (on both sides) go for a bit. What do you think of the Bible as allegory (leaving aside the buffoon dating system of a 6,000 year old planet as I think that comes from somewhere other than the Bible)?
Jan Van Quirm wrote: A lot of the OT was written a very long time - at least as long as Methuselah lived - after it actually happened. This was because
a) they hadn't discovered reading and writing yet, because -
Jan Van Quirm wrote:b) they were too busy begatting and working out how to do hunter/gathering and learning how to do pottery like the Ancient Iraqians etc in The Land of the Two Rivers (Tigris & Euphrates) -
c) and then they needed some sort of respite from all that difficult technology (having been kicked out of the garden of Eden where they didn't need it of course) they'd also invented fireside singing, drinking and smoking funny plants so they could chill out a bit from all the serious inventing, and so -
Jan Van Quirm wrote:d) when they DID get around to learning how to read and write, a lot of their 'racial memory' oral folkore and histories had gone a bit - wonky
Jan Van Quirm wrote:On the 'spheres of pure cloud' allowing greater longevity - Venus of course has cloud cover made up of toxic gases. On Earth, there would also have been toxic clouds of volcanic gases for several eons - which of course is mentioned in the Bible (on one of the earlier days of the creation week) and also when the Ice Ages were in transition and sea levels rose with global warming - water vapour yes, but resulting in a highly humid and foggy climate. So a possible Equatorial Eden there in which life expectancy would be short - for plants at least, but also rainforest biospheres are based on rapid fertilisation of decaying plant and animal material (this is the bit where I'm exercising 'psychic' biology and botany). Anyway enough food for thought there
After 6000 yrs we could all be related to people around the world but they would have to be good swimmers,even going on recentish events 60%of europeans show some asian racial dna after being invaded by the mongol hordes and the interbreeding thereof
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