First I dont insult religion per se, I insult the hipocricy inherant in modern religious people, religion is cannot be properly defended by reason and logic, Thomas Aquinas realized this back in the 1200s. That doesnt mean it isnt valid, it simply means that it is something that shouldnt attempt to be logical and people shouldnt argue it as such.Originally posted by Quarto
The fact that what's happening now has only lasted a decade (so far) doesn't mean that the end of the Ice Age would have been gentler. None of us were there, of course, so none of us can claim to know what it was like. However, it seems sensible to assume that the floods mentioned in so many cultures around the world aren't just the result of all these unrelated people suddenly coming up with the same story. Therefore, clearly, the floods did happen, and clearly, they were recorded in oral tradition.
Eh, I'm too lazy to bother with this. Think what you want, but you'd better not forget my original point, which was really quite simple - insult religions, and I'll kick your ass .
Yes we do know it took longer, we have ice core and tree rings which tell us exactly how many degrees the average temperature increased, we have erosion data and cores of sea beds that give us a good idea of when each section was submerged, and the receeding of the glaciers was extremely slow from a human point of view (fast from a geological) and took in excess of several hundred years.