Predating the time of noah literally
aliens alternative medicine anthropogenic global warming atheism behavioral psychology belief biology brain Carl Sagan Christianity climate change consciousness conspiracies creationism critical thinking Darwin debate economics ethics evolution evolution and/or creationism faith fraud global warming God history hoax human nature Intelligent Design medicine Michael Shermer morality mythology natural selection neuroscience paranormal/supernatural/occult physics politics pseudoscience psychic phenomena psychology religion review science Science Salon skepticism supernatural tribute UFOs universe more keywords… For us, today, yes, it is something of a small joke even to pose such a question.would probably react with shock that such a question should even be asked in these pages. Yet, as we all know, there are those who would answer with a resounding “YES!To begin, there is absolutely no geological evidence of a worldwide flood.
The earliest account was written by a temple functionary (whom scholars call “J”) during the time of King Solomon when the Hebrew temple was built (late tenth century B. Common sense tells us that the idea of llamas and penguins, polar bears and kangaroos, none of which were known to the people of the ancient Near East, journeying all the way to Palestine, is simply nonsense. He claimed that up until the post-flood era, humans were vegetarians, and only after the flood could they eat flesh (Gen. Obviously, he ignored the J references to Abel’s sheep (Gen. Certainly, to the open-minded reader, the biblical story of the flood makes no sense.” These are the fundamentalists, Biblical literalists, and creationists.If it is our goal at the Skeptics Society, as noted in our statement of purpose (in the words of Baruch Spinoza) “not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them,” then we must ask this question from a historical point of view.The argument makes no sense from a modern perspective, but then these folks are living in the past—literally!
— Executive Editor This article appeared in uestioning the validity of the biblical flood story rests on the findings of a number of different but related fields, including archaeology, the historical-literary analysis of the Bible, and geology, not to mention good old common sense.It may have been the intention of the original authors to convince their readers that these stories are true, in the sense we use the word today.