The Flood Story in the bible may have been inspired from a comet that passed close to earth causing the Ice Age that froze the earth in a icey grip and killed off the dinosaurs while most of the other animals and the cave people (if there were any humans at the time) to go deep under ground in caves not big enough for the woolly mamouths and dinosaurs, and therefore the "Ark" was actually the earth its self and the flood was the Ice-Age, but to the ancient story tellers not being of scientific minded as in later times turned the Ice-Age and the passing of the comet in to a story that would be more acceptable to the people of that time (when the bible was first written) and because of the fundamental belief system of the bible believers they accepted the flood story given by the story tellers as an actual event of it raining forty days and forty nights which may have been the time the comet passed over the earth plunging the earth in to the Ice Age while blocking out the sun. And it might not have happened through out the earth, but nearer its poles at the time is why scientists have discovered plant life in core samples beneath Antarctica, while Australia may have once been the South Pole.

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No, there were no dinosaurs and people unless you count birds. The flood story was probably a neolithic Mediterranean tsunami that occurred considering the phenomenon is found all over Mediterranean coast. There is evidence that people carried farm animals on boats to islands already and it is probably just an exaggerated story about a guy who was in transit when the tsunami hit.
By phenomenon I mean flood myths.
Plant life in Antarctica is just due to the fact it actually used to be near the equator during pangea. Dinosaurs used to live on it as well as lots of different life until it moved all the way to the south pole.
Just trying to get other people's opinion as why should I not try getting other people's opinion since are we to believe anyone's else opinion or/and myth from ancient times since anyone alive today was not there when these myths started? It is quite possible that an ice age or some other world wide disaster inpired such a myth to start in the first place. The volume of the bible stories would have had to be inspired by various myths from perhaps real life events, natural events that in the telling may have changed over time to become fairy tales. Its like telling a story to some one and they in turn tell the story to some one else and that person tells it to some one else until it reaches the twenty fifth person the story is nothing like the first story which then becomes a myth. I used this same method in my Nibs stories when Howard and Marcia would tell the puss in boots story. I myself have heard how a story can get changed in the telling from one person to the other going from the truth to a complete lie. I do not believe the bible its self has any fact to it, but is the results of telling a story and passing it from one person to another until these stories have become nothing but ridiculous fairy tales.
Yes, you are correct that the stories are probably based on real events that happened long before with humans involved before the a group decided to put their version of them in what we now know as the bible, but the explaination in your post is unrealistic due to many things you tried to involve like dinosaurs and meteor survival that we know humans didn't encounter.

As I wrote in my first response, probably a tsunami, and farm animals on a boat, both things that would have likely happened and we have evidence for happening to neolithc people.
Unrealistic? But isn't everything in the bible unrealistic? I'll bet no matter what kind of question I can ask some one will say my question is unrealistic? I didn't post a question to get in to an argument as I can get plenty of that from Christians. It seems everyone everywhere on the net love to start an argument. I can't really see much diffrence in theist or atheist when it comes to arguing. Sometimes I believe a person would be better off staying away from forums and just talking to one's pet as they aren't going to argue with you.
Facts are facts, and your OP was pretty scarce on facts. You shouldn't expect to throw up anything on a board and not be corrected or challenged. Take it as an opportunity for learning and friendly debate.
Wow, not trying to start an argument, just stating when trying to challenge the validity of a story its best to use known faxes from history and science, not make up more things.

Yes the ark could have been some place on earth, but no meteors and dinosaurs couldn't have been involved. It is just more. You were on the right path giving credit to older tribes who's oral stories became the basis, but then you just strayed.

It's best to look at gilgamesh where the story was just farm animals. We have archaeology that shows farm animals were carried on boats. We also have some evidence of a stone age (neolithic) tsunami. Put those pieces together and you have a credible ready to be passed along and exaggerated and stolen.
Many of the stories in the "prehistoric" section of Genesis (before Abraham) are based on myths of other middle eastern cultures. There is a Babylonian flood story that may have influenced the Noah story. But all the legends in Genesis seem to have the common theme that they represent El/Elohim or YHWH's means of singling out groups or individuals for his special favor, sometimes because they are more pleasing to him and sometimes for no apparent reason. They were not much different from modern Zionists in that they used mythology to support their claim to the land.
Interesting thoughts/idea on a flood described in the tanakh and bible... But the biblical flood story is just a plagiarized version of the "Epic of Gilgamesh". Which has a complete creation and flood story that you find in the two books of Genesis. The "Epic of Gilgamesh" was written in both a Sumerian, and a Akkadian language in a type of script language called cuneiform(possibly one of the first written languages in the world)

Archeologists found 12 stone tablets on which one(tablet 11) is depicted a great deluge which mirrors the Genesis account of the great flood with slight differences: The number of gods, Why the gods(Enlil in particular) decided to kill all humans(too noisy), The names of the hero Ut-napishtim (Noah), the length of time the flood lasted(seven days, and seven nights), the shape of the ark(boat), the name of the mount that the boat rested on Nimush (Ararat), and finally the order in which the hero releases the birds to check for land.

The "Epic of Gilgamesh" predates the two books of geneses by 500+ years. And even the "Gilgamesh Epic" was copied from another story, which details a local flood.

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Even the Aztecs and the Mayans had a flood myth.
The myth could also relate to the breaching of Mediterranean through what is now the Bosporus and pouring into the Black Sea, which occurred around 5000 BCE.
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Interesting thoughts/idea on a flood described in the tanakh and bible... But the biblical flood story is just a plagiarized version of the "Epic of Gilgamesh". Which has a complete creation and flood story that you find in the two books of Genesis. The "Epic of Gilgamesh" was written in both a Sumerian, and a Akkadian language in a type of script language called cuneiform(possibly one of the first written languages in the world)

Archeologists found 12 stone tablets on which one(tablet 11) is depicted a great deluge which mirrors the Genesis account of the great flood with slight differences: The number of gods, Why the gods(Enlil in particular) decided to kill all humans(too noisy), The names of the hero Ut-napishtim (Noah), the length of time the flood lasted(seven days, and seven nights), the shape of the ark(boat), the name of the mount that the boat rested on Nimush (Ararat), and finally the order in which the hero releases the birds to check for land.

The "Epic of Gilgamesh" predates the two books of geneses by 500+ years. And even the "Gilgamesh Epic" was copied from another story, which details a local flood.

This seems to me as the best answer as it makes sense.

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