Re: Catastrophism and syllable structure
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 28, 1998, 8:16|
> So, what if The Flood were that event?
> Gilgamesh, Genesis ...
Unlikely, IMHO, since cultures all over the world, including the
Americas, have flood stories. Either there really was a Great Flood, or
there's something deep in the human psyche that keeps re-inventing such
> But this neat paradigm became disarranged as
> PIE and Uralic etc wandered off in search of,
> literally, better pastures. (They herded goats
> and cats, if you must know.)
> The richest land on Earth surrounded the
> Black Lake, 400 feet below sea level, an oasis
> ("Eden"??) emerging from the Ice Age.
> If cats teach anything, it is laziness. Soon,
> agriculture was invented so that nobody had to
> leave the warm basin. However, there were snakes.
> The rest is all so obvious.
Hmm, okay. :-)