RE: [asa] biological evolution and a literal Adam- logically inconsistent?

From: George Cooper <>
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 17:53:57 EDT

Thanks David,

Eden has been relocated downstream thanks to an obvious mistake in my
interpretation that put it at the headwaters of the four rivers. There is
plausibility, apparently, for these four rivers to have come together long
ago. Thus, topographical changes are no longer needed, at least not on the
scale I might have needed for my original view of the Garden's location.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Campbell []
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:40 PM
To: George Cooper
Subject: Re: [asa] biological evolution and a literal Adam- logically

> Given the peak glacial period was around 16,000 years ago, perhaps other
> geological changes existed that would give greater credibility to Eden
> very near the headwaters.

I don't know any specific details of regional geology, but as far as I
know there's not been any major changes in topography. Sea levels
have gone up and down, and rainfall levels have gone down and up
(wetter periods and lower sea level in glacial intervals). I've heard
speculation that there could have been a barrier at the Strait of
Hormuz, allowing a below sea level area to be inhabited (and the
breaching of it to be Noah's flood), but don't know if there's any
evidence for or against-geopolitically not the greatest spot to try to
wander around checking out rocks and seafloor sediment.

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
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