Joined: Sep. 2006
EASY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UCGH THAT DAVE DOESN'T ANSWER!
I responded to a lurker a few days back about the post-flood timeline. I went back to your original UCG hypothesis post to piece together the timeline.
LOOK AT THE BOLDED COMMENTS IN THE UCGH POINTS.
|Quote (afdave @ Original UCGH from May2006)|
|C. All of human kind descended from two genetically rich parents, Adam and Eve, but did not diversify significantly due to minimal geographic isolation. My hypothesis proposes that there was only one large "super-continent" prior to the Great Flood of Noah, thus minimizing geographic isolation and resultant natural selection and specialization/diversification. The same applies to animals except that I make no proposal as to HOW MANY animals there were initially. Obviously, there would have to be at least one pair of each 'kind' (a term to be defined later)|
D. Early man was created perfectly, i.e. no deleterious genetic mutations. It is proposed that early man was vigorous, healthy and possibly taller than modern humans. Early families were very large--on the order of 30 to 50 kids per couple and lives were long, many over 900 years. Sons routinely married their sisters in the ante-diluvian world with no worries of genetic defects. The first laws prohibiting close marriages did not occur until the time of Moses by which time we assume that accumulated harmful genetic mutations would have been a significant consideration.
G. The natural result of collective disobedience to the revealed will of God was an extremely corrupt society--i.e. rampant dishonesty, injustice, murder, theft, etc.--which was terminated by God through the agency of a global, life-destroying flood--the Flood of Noah described in Genesis.
H. The Global Flood of Noah was an immense cataclysm of enormous tectonic, volcanic and hydraulic upheaval. It completely reshaped the ante-diluvian world and resulted in massive, worldwide sedimentation and fossilization, mountain range uplift, sea basin lowering, continent separation, and climate change. The Flood was survived in a floating ark by 8 humans (four couples) and one or more pairs of terrestrial, air-breathing, genetically rich animals and birds. The diversity we see in the living world today is the result of subsequent geographic separation and isolation of species and natural selection.
I. Following the Global Flood, we hypothesize an Ice Age of undetermined duration brought on by the massive climate changes induced by the Flood. It was during this time that the dinosaurs and many other species died out. Since the time of the Ice Age, the structure of the earth's crust and the climate which followed, has not changed appreciably, and uniformitarian principles may now be applied to geological studies.
J. We hypothesize a supernatural intervention by God at the Tower of Babel which instantly and miraculously created several new languages (we think on the order of 12 or so), whereas prior to this event, there was only one language.
K. The record of these events (except the Ice Age) was dictated to selected individuals such as Adam and Seth and their descendants and carefully recorded on stone tablets, then passed down to successive generations. Moses eventually received these stone tablets (or copies of them) and composed the book we now call Genesis by compiling these records into one written document. He then composed his own written record of the events of his own lifetime, resulting in the complete Pentateuch.
From these points I had to deduce some facts.
I need you to confirm these facts from YOUR hypothesis.
- THE ARK LANDED IN WHAT IS TODAY TURKEY.
- THE POST-FLOOD/PRE-ICE AGE TIME WAS ONLY ~50 YEARS.
- THE TOWER OF BABEL HAPPENED AFTER THE FLOOD BUT BEFORE (OR EARLY INTO) THE ICE AGE.
- THE ICE AGE LASTED TWO HUNDRED YEARS AT MOST.
- POPULATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW GUINEA, AND MADAGASCAR MIGRATED DURING THE ICE AGE BECAUSE OF AVAILABLE LAND BRIDGES (OR SHALLOW SEAS).
- WRITTEN HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS THAT ARE VERIFIED IN EGYPT AND SUMERIA POST DATE THE ICE AGE BY 50 TO 100 YEARS (THE TIME NEEDED TO ESTABLISH THE NOBILITY HEIERARCHY AND DYNASTIC FAMILIES IN THESE KINGDOMS).
These are your claims Dave, not mine. My only question about this is:
HOW DID HLA ALLELIC DIVERSITY OCCUR IN ONLY 250 YEARS WHEN THE ARK HAD AT MOST ONLY 16 ALLELES (GENETICALLY RICH OR NOT DOESN'T MATTER).
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO ANSWER MY REFUTATION OF YOUR MIXING CLAIM!