Biblical Flood - 40 days and 40 nights (a figurative time-frame used in ancient Mesopotamian literature to define a period of time which was unknown)
We are speaking of the Biblical flood and the information in the Bible, Again, you personal interpretations are superflous here.
And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
In any case, it happened whilst people waited out the weather on the ark. How many people live for 100,000 years like the Ice Age? What we definitely do have is a massive disparity of time frames that suggest how long the earth was supposedly underwater - which it never was during an Ice age, or at the and of an Ice age, yet was in the Biblical Flood.
And you also have this:
(which, for the record was not a boat)
Please explain further and please point out where I said boat, I did not, I said Ark.
(no animals died at the end of the last ice age?)
EVERY animal that was not on the ark perished. Even most fish. Temperatures and water compositions would have changed too rapidly for evolution to counter. I did not say some animals died, I said ALL of them did who were not on the ark which consisted of two of each kind chosen, Please read the posts more carefully before trying to nitpick.
If you do not believe the Biblical account, just try to focus on the claim of the entire earth being flooded all at once. That is the Biblical account that we are discussing here. Although I do not see any point in your protests to be honest. I fail to see how they pertain to the current subject matter.
As I said, I do not defend the biblical view. I believe it to be false. I was merely making notes. You did not say boat, I was merely noting that an ark is not a boat.
It is not my own speculation that 40 day and 40 nights was indefinite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki
Yes, of course a controversial page to note, but the relevant line is at the bottom: "The length of time "40 days" is used in antiquity when an unknown amount of time has passed. eg. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights."
I apologize if this was all off-topic. It need not be discussed. I believe that we both agree that the biblical account is false.