I was surprised to find very few places where the math of Noah's flood was discussed, so I made this video to illustrate the scale of what the bible describe...

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Comment by Brad Reddekopp on July 6, 2011 at 3:40am
@Kevin  I think we all know that the Noahic Flood didn't happen and couldn't have happened but that doesn't mean we can't have a bit of fun pointing out the various absurdities inherent in taking the myth literally.  :-)
Comment by Kevin on July 7, 2011 at 12:45am
Sure Brad of course, however I will always ague that in every story no matter how far fetched, it is probably based on some sort of truth, so as mentioned in other comments I do not throw out the baby with the bath water scenario...therefore I believe there is some form of validity to the stories of God and Jesus and so on, similarly objective as people such as Charles de Gaulle who state that in all likely hood there would be in the book some potential for the truth if you remove all the magic and sensationalism, stating that I believe a guy by the name Jesus did walk the earth at one time I do not believe in their assertions of God but I believe it must have an origin from somewhere regarding something, I will never close my mind to possibilities of any nature, I feel the only ones that can do this are the ones who have all the answers...and how boring could that be :)
Comment by Brad Reddekopp on July 7, 2011 at 1:17am
Well, we know that the Genesis flood story was likely inspired by the Sumerian legend (Gilgamesh) and it is possible that the Sumerian legend was inspired by a massive flood about 8000 years ago which may have raised the level of the Mediterranean Sea by about 30 feet, which would be a significant flood but not quite Noahic in scope.  So, yeah, some of these stories likely have at least some tenuous connection to reality.
Comment by William C. Walker on July 7, 2011 at 1:35pm
All of the bible is nothing but a collection of folklore & mythology, with a tiny bit of mangled history as the 'core'.  The 'new' testament is a 4th century addendum, compiled by ignorant men from all over the middle east.  There's NOTHING original in it. Virgin born saviors were common, complete with miracles & wonders.  Only 15 or so were crucified however.  All the others were dispatched by hanging, poisoned or impaled.  Early Xianity was as divisive as it is today.  You just pick whichever fairy tales you want to 'subscribe to'.
Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on July 11, 2011 at 3:38am
You clever lad, you. People can nit pick the 'detail', but when did Noah and entourage come to Australia to pick up koalas, kangaroos, wombats, goannas etc. No derivatives there. Did birds have to fly around for forty days in the rain and not land? What did they eat, even if they did survive, for forty days. Do plants and trees survive under water for forty days. I just loved your video, maybe the tigers just ate all the koalas etc. I am still laughing. Well done.

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