>Are you quoting Genesis as stating that life spans were shortened by
>God acting punitively or simply through biological processes?
People who live long lives marry short-lived people and have kids with
intermediate life spans.
>I have also read explanations that the Flood was part of the punitive
The flood was judgment on sin. The explicit sin, however, is open to debate.
>However, as pointed out, the Flood itself doesn't appear to
>explain shortening of life very well.
Yes, it doesn't. Nor does a supernova.
Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution - www.orisol.com
"The answer we should have known about 150 years ago."