But, many primitive people do have their own version of the flood story in
their mythologies. These could be taken to be garbled version of the Genesis
flood, which has a number of key advantages of the others, among them:
there is not the fantastic-mythologic elements of the others, and the ark
as described sounds seaworthy (unlike the Mesopatanian ark, which was square
and would have sunk!). Not to mention the story of Atlantis, which is
consistent with Glenn's hypothesis.
The YEC crowd also make the arguement that primitive fossil remains can be
interpreted as degenerated homo sapiens as well. Prehaps they have
something there, in that primitive man was culturally degenerated from a
rich and vibrant sub-Mediteranean culture (rather than physically
Also, it would not be the first time that major civilizations couldn't be
found until after centuries of looking. Weren't the Hittites (or lack
thereof) used as evidence against the Bible until recently when evidence was
found? It would certainly be harder to find evidence of a major
civilization underwater than on dry land!
I certainly wish the Mediteranean was dry only 100,000 years ago! 5.5 Myr
is a long time.