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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Contradiction #15 - Did the Nephilim die in the Noahide flood?

SAB #15

First off, who are the Nephilim of Genesis 6:4 and Numbers 13:33? Evidently, they are a race of misbegotten superhumans, born of unholy unions between mortal women and fallen angels. At this point, the average Bible reader may become uncomfortable on account of the obvious parallels to pagan myths of demigods, but it gets so much weirder if one strays outside of the usual canonical scriptures.

At any rate, the question for the apologist here is how this mythological race of preternatural giants survived the great flood, in which "All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died." I have yet to see a passable reply to this problem.

5 comments:

Jacob said...

I wonder if Apologists would use the Nephilim to explain man's penis shape.

Experiments show that that the Human penis is well-suited for "shoveling" semen out of a vagina—up to 90% of semen already residing their. This suggests that at some point in our ancestry, everyone was fucking multiple partners.

Designed for one-man, one-woman my ass.

Or you could suppose that we could evolved a new penis shape in less than 2,000 years… O_o

Jacob said...

s/residing their/residing there/

whoo… spelling.

Damion said...

I don't suppose you have links to the published studies? Incidentally, I don't recommend simply Googling for 'penis' and 'shovel' in the same webpage.

Jacob said...

Here:
http://www.ehbonline.org/article/S1090-5138(03)00016-3/abstract

and here:
http://www.jurology.com/article/S0022-5347(07)00011-0/abstract

Jacob said...

Additionally: Mate retention, semen displacement, and human
sperm competition: a preliminary investigation of tactics
to prevent and correct female in´Čüdelity


This amazon discussion thread is where I learned about the concept.