Head Explode

Christian conservatives are complaining about the new Russell Crowe action movie "Noah" because it does not accurately depict the real-life flood as written in the Bible.

Oy.

By the way, has anyone answered the question as to where all the flood waters went?  I mean, the whole planet was covered in water — higher than the highest mountain.  Where did all that water go?

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  1. Steve H
    March 28, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Umm, all that water is now the Black Sea. At the end of the last glacial age, as the glaciers melted and sea levels rose, the Mediterranean Sea broke through and overflowed into the huge fertile (and settled) valley now known as the Black Sea. The waters rose and rose and people found themselves isolated on islands that had been hills, or drowned in their beds. It was a giant calamity in one of the earliest known population centers, and the survivors scattered in all directions with their tales of what had happened — which is why “Noah’s flood” also shows up in much older oral traditions like the Epic of Gilgamesh. Deep-sea probes of the Black Sea have found the remains of those early (ca. 9000 bc) settlements under hundreds of feet of water.

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