• Noah's ark is in Genesis 5, tower of Babel (where humanity was divided into different races languages etc) was Genesis 11, much later.
  • Obviosly the story is not 100% true. Its quite impossible that all man kind came from noah and his ancestors, also its quite improbable that all the animal kindom would fit into a boat about as long and twice as wide as a 747. Historians believe that there was a great flood and the noah fable is derived from real events. Many other religions speak of a great flood too.
      [[ Its quite impossible that all man kind came from noah and his ancestors, ]] I can't think of a reason why that might be true. Can you?
  • Once in a great while i run into a question that just makes me shake my head for a while. The last time was in 1999 when a workmate asked me where the Pilgrims learned English if not in America. With respect, i need to ask if you know where ethnic groups come from. Noah is the ancestor of everyone alive today. He, his wife, three sons and their wives were the only survivors. They did not take aboard Native Americans, Chinese, Swedes, Africans or any other ethnic group. We have all descended from that original postflood family. As families spread over the earth and became isolated from others, their family traits became more pronounced until they became ethnic or national characteristics. Put another way, ethnic groups didn't board the ark, they sprang from it. I'm German American yet have never been to Germany. We are all children of Noah though we've never been on the ark. Does that make sense? To take it a step further, Noah was not part of western civilization. That didn't come to exist for many hundreds of years after the Flood. To put it still another way, they were unknown at the time because they hadn't been born and neither had western civilization. I hope this clears up your question.
    • ReiSan
      This tale is obviously very crude fiction copied from older tales.
    • mushroom
      The trouble is that ethnicities could not have developed within the commonly offered Biblical timeline
  • The whole Noah story (in fact I should say the whole Bible) should be taken with a grain of salt. They are just stories and not real happenings. What about incest? If we all come from Noah and his wife, then we are all brothers and sisters, right? We all know the risks if brothers and sisters start breeding. We'd all be retarded by now.
  • Whenever I stop and think about it, it amazes me that so many intelligent people continue to believe any of the unbelievable claims the bible makes. It's not that I don't understand the various reasonings people use as to why they believe, but it does amaze me.
  • Native Americans have been in the Americas for at least 12,000 years. According to biblical scholars The Flood happened about 5000 years ago. It doesn't take a calculator to do the math on that one. There was no great flood wiping out all of humanity (except Noah and his family) 5000 years ago.
      [[ According to biblical scholars The Flood happened about 5000 years ago. ]] I could be wrong, but I think you'll find that most "Biblical scholars" make NO such claim. Certainly the Bible does not teach such a thing.
  • ya know the old saying "Hell Ain't Half Full Yet" but God gave us free will so believe how you like
  • anything is possible
    • ReiSan
      No, many things are quite impossible.
  • Science has determined there were actually several massive catastrophic floods in ancient history all over the world. If the Noah's story is true at all the basis of the story is likely from one fairly small area (not the entire world).
  • maybe, i have no idea
  • It is just a bad copy of the Sumerian myth of Utnapishtim. There are many impossibilities in these tales. The Bible is simply a collection of extremely poor fiction that often copies tales from other cultures.
  • The story of Noah's ark clearly isn't true. The Bible is simply a collection of crude ancient fiction written by Jewish savages that was created by Roman bishops under orders from Emperor Constantine. If there had been a world flood when the Bible says, it would've wiped out the Native Americans, Australian aborigines and others.
  • have no idea
  • We also have our great flood legends here in the western hemisphere.
  • [[ If the story of Noah's Ark is true, does that mean he had Native Americans (who were not discovered by western civilization untill 1492) on the Ark also? ]] No. It means that he had the ancestors of all people - including Native Americans - on the ark. Namely: himself, his wife, his three sons and their wives (one each). [[ How could this be if they were unknown at the time? ]] In the same way that he could have the ancestors of all modern people on the ark, even though NONE of those modern people were known at that time.
  • The events depicted in the Bible (such as the Great Flood) were confined to a limited geographical area and the animals on the ark were local species only. This doesn't make the Bible a fictional story - the Bible is the word of God, who never lies. It confines itself to a limited area also. Logically speaking, the ark wasn't big enough to hold more than just the local species. The flood never affected the Western Hemisphere and other regions.
  • Just a myth, a legend. It's hardly the only flood myth that existed in the ancient world. Parts of the earth where flooding didn't occur produced no flood myths among the peoples who lived in them.

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