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Posted on 07/20/2006 3:55:53 PM PDT by Marius3188
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I have seen that theory expressed elsewhere, yes.
Scouring marks on the bottom at Gibralter attest to this event. Similar marks are on the bottom of the Black Sea at the Bosporus. The Mediterranean has completely dried out at least 40 times however, the last time was 5 million years ago.
FYI. It is my opinion that Noah's Ark was built up on the mountain as rumors of flooding and refugees reached Noah from the Mediterranean 'refill'.
It's my theory that something similar may have happened in the Gulf Of Mexico.
"Something similar may have happened in the Gulf of Mexico."
I'm not clear on what you mean, filling in a surrounded depression (where), or water overtopping some barrier?
During the Ice Age, the Gulf Of Mexico was blocked from the worlds oceans by a 'dam' from Florida, Cuba and the Yucatan causing it to severely dessicate (not dry out). This is the only explanation of the 'man-made' structures 1/2 mile under water off the west coast of Cuba. They were originally built on dry solid ground during the Ice Age. Atlantis may be down there too?
The Sahara Desert Was Once Lush and Populated, then the Arabs took over and Voila! barren nothingness.
This Beringia info is really fascinating. Actually, the article said this is the oldest DNA recovered, and perhaps at the time it was, but I seem to recall 9,000 year old DNA recovered from a peat bog in Britain, and they were able to trace related DNA in a modern man living nearby. Once people find a good place to live it seems some chose never to move away.
Regarding the "sudden" raise/fluctuation in sea levels between 18kya and 8kya. These changes might have occurred over decades or over several centuries. During those periods, while there might have been an initial tsunami, such as when Lake Agassiz (sp?) rushed into the Atlantic, that would have caused injury, death and destruction, the main problem would have been that as people moved uphill ahead of the slowly rising water, they would not have had time to reproduce their original level of material culture before they would have had to move again. Decades or centuries of repeated displacement would have significantly reduced any groups level of advanced civilization. This would have occurred weather it was the Americas, the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf, India, South East Asia or China and Japan. Thus when sea levels finally stabilized, there would have been a significantly degraded base to build from
That was Mr Targett and Cheddar Man. (...and my wife used to say that I never went anywhere)
It would seem that some kind of event took place that caused flooding throughout the world. As far as I know, every civilaztion on earth has a flood story. The trick would be to tie these stories together in a timeframe to discover when the event happened. I'm sure someone has come to that conclusion already. Anyway, there is much evidence to suggest lost cities throughout the world that are now underwater or overgrown in jungles, etc.
Re: evidence of time frame for a universal flood.
Check out the 7/24/06 post "Terrestrial Evidence of a Nuclear Catastrophe in Paleoindian Times." Lots of interesting although technical detail. Also many comments already. If you know how to put this in red, that would be helpful. I am new to computers and don't know how.
The Bible speaks of a time 'before the Earth was divided.' It looks to me like it had been one land mass, that when broken, separated into what we have now. Like a jigsaw, you can almost put the continents back together.
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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