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Disaster Addiction And Global Warming
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(04-13-2019, 02:12 PM)John L Wrote: What a great story!  I never knew about this hoax before right now.  Amazing.   S22

Yeah, I actually saw the Cardiff Giant at the Michigan State Fair when I was a kid. It was stupid. Just a big giant-shaped statue in a glass case. The main gist of the thing was the spiel. The barker made it bigger than real and sold it to the crowd. I could never figure ought why an atheist wanted to create this hoax to upset religious people. No one I ever knew, thought ancient giants could scandalize belief in God.
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(04-13-2019, 02:12 PM)John L Wrote: What a great story!  I never knew about this hoax before right now.  Amazing.   S22

Yeah, I actually saw the Cardiff Giant at the Michigan State Fair when I was a kid. It was stupid. Just a big giant-shaped statue in a glass case. The main gist of the thing was the spiel. The barker made it bigger than real and sold it to the crowd. I could never figure ought why an atheist wanted to create this hoax to upset religious people. No one I ever knew thought ancient giants could scandalize belief in God. Was the plan to spread the belief in Giants, or to have the hoax proven wrong?

The bigger point was the hoaxing being integral to the Democrats. Refer to the D'Souza video on Hillary
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Some Creationists are on record as advocating that before the global flood of Genesis, humans, like many animals, lived much longer and grew much bigger than they do now. Ellen G. White, whom Seventh-day Adventists believe was a prophet, said that humans before the flood, closer to Eden, had so much more vitality that Adam was nearly three times as tall as men are today. The Bible does not explicitly say this, although Genesis 6:4 says: "There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown." (This was speaking in the context of the Flood and its aftermath.)

It is still debated what exactly these texts--especially the latter one--mean. Some say angels mated with humans. I maintain that it was two lines of humans who intermarried--the pure Adamic line, and a corrupted mutated line. But this is fairly incidental to Bible doctrine. The fact that there could have been giant humans is not denied. Gigantopithecus skeletons have been found, although often they are called apes.

The Bible does explicitly say that before the flood, many humans lived to be as much as 969 years old (in the case of Methuselah), and Adam himself lived to be 930 years old. If they did indeed live so much longer, then they might reasonably have grown to larger sizes, as well. After the flood, human lifespans drastically shortened, down to 400, 300, and less--down to what it is today. I think part (perhaps most) of the reason was that the atmosphere became only half as dense as it was before the flood. In other words, before the flood, the atmosphere was twice as dense as it is now--two bars instead of only one bar (the modern norm at sea level). This means that every breath you took, you would take in twice as much oxygen. The effects could have been greater stamina. It has been observed that people living in aquanaut habitats at two atmospheres pressure have minor cuts and other injuries heal much faster than normal. Some sports teams use hyperbaric chambers to speed the healing of athletes. Oxygen does not become toxic until you reach six atmospheres of pressure, as experienced by divers.

I have been advocating for 40 years that creationist scientists should try the experiment of maintaining two large terrariums, with plants and animals, one a control at normal air pressure, and the other at two atmospheres pressure. I think it would be very worthwhile to see what the results would be. What if you knew that you could live to be 700 years old if you lived in a pressurized home? You would have to undergo decompression whenever you wanted to go anywhere. But that should only take at most about half an hour, and only when exiting. You could just go straight in to the pressurized environment, with no delay. And I wonder what music would sound like at two atmospheres pressure? How would various instruments sound? An orchestra? We could be missing out on great beauty.

But whether giants existed in the past is not exactly a central argument of Biblical Christianity.
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