Thursday, February 16, 2006
Probably an infinity of Cantor sets, I'd say
However, I find the theory that this particular story is a species memory of the flooding of the Black Sea, intriguing.
The real Ark is more likely some man that saved his farm animals from a flood by building a ship. The melting ice age and a possible asteroid impact may have caused a large number of separate floods yet a global flood is silly.
I say metaphor is wishful thinking...too many fall back on this line of logic much like: "because God says so". Real world things happen, stories get embellished, people can't swallow them later on so they say god, metaphor, or nonsense. Will Michael Jordan or Pele become a metaphor in a 1,000 years because along the way Jordan's 50pt games become 500pt exagerations? Metaphor sounds "deep", mysterious and intelligent, but may not be the truth of what happened.
A fairy tale story that convinces an intelligent man that god exists is just as silly as the man who abandons God over the same story. Our universe has many other scientific "real" stories to prove a possible God exists. Keep searching.
Wait a minute, maybe he did.
If I can believe he captured & placed a pair of everything on earth on a boat, why not the best boat?