>Nonetheless, fables sometimes do have their origins at
>some level in history. To search for some common
>connection is quite reasonable and it is nice to see
>that some of these may have a deeper foundation. The
>extreme of insisting they _must_ be true for the Bible
>to be true may be going too far however.
The fascinating thing is that anthropologists have examined aborigine
'myths' and have found many of them to be based upon true, historical events
which have been passed down for as long as 8,000 years. Diprotodonts are
animals which went extinct in Australia about 8-10,000 years ago.
"We know that some of the folk memories of modern Australian
aborigines are at least 8,000 eyars old; they tell of once
familiar landmarks that were submerged after the last ice age and
have now been rediscoverd by modern divers, just as the native
Australinas described them. Their memories of mythical beasts -
bunyips and the rest --may well allude to diprotodonts and their
ilk." ~ Colin Tudge, The Time Before History, (New York:Scribner,
1996), p. 251
But we would never let Genesis 1-12 tell us anything historical.
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