Middle World

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Middle World

Post by john » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:58 pm

All -

This is really good stuff.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/ ... ic=ancient

So, place yourselves in what is now known

As Qatar, 700k years ago.



hoka hey


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Re: Middle World

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:05 pm

john wrote:So, place yourselves in what is now known As Qatar, 700k years ago.
If I did, I would be about to trek to southern Iran across what is now the Persian Gulf but which was then above sea level, en route to Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Post by Minimalist » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:49 pm

The Gulf, that long ago, sounds like a paradise....just like the Sahara. Why would anyone voluntarily leave?
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Post by Ishtar » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:21 pm

Minimalist wrote:The Gulf, that long ago, sounds like a paradise....just like the Sahara. Why would anyone voluntarily leave?
Maybe it was Forum Monk's Golden Age Garden of Eden? :wink:

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Post by kbs2244 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:23 pm

There is a theory that the “Head” of the rivers mentioned in Genesis
about Eden refer not to the starting point in the mountains, but to what we would now call the “mouth” of the rivers.
There were four of them and it would make more sense for 4 rivers to have a common low point than a common high point.
The Tigris and the Euphrates still empty into the Gulf.
And satellite imaging shows a least one river that drained the Arabian Peninsula did as well.
So the concept of Eden being at the bottom of the Persian Gulf is not unheard of.

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Post by Minimalist » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:43 pm

Who can say?

http://www.crystalinks.com/gardenofeden.html
The origin of the term "Eden", which in Hebrew means "delight", may lie with the Akkadian word edinu, which itself derives from the Sumerian term E.DIN. The Sumerian term means "plain" or "steppe", so the connection between the words may be coincidental, although this word is known to have been used by the Sumerians to refer to Mesopotamia as the "valley of E'din", meaning the fertile lands between the Tigris and Euphrates.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Post by kbs2244 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:51 pm

So far, no one human.
But that is why we keep diggging.
(And now days, diving.)

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