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[2017 07-04]

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:12 pm
by GollyRojer
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/alive

"You kids do realize that incest is the designated means of procreation, right?"

Re: [2017 07-04]

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:01 pm
by Geekoid
Did you know the bible reference others besides Adam and Eve?

Genesis 4:15, Cain gets tossed out of Eden, and goes to Nod where he is afraid people will kill him. Which implies there are others.

of course, it's all allegory, and this comic is hilarious.

Re: [2017 07-04]

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:54 pm
by GollyRojer
Genesis 5:4 allows for that. "And the days of Adam after his fathering Seth came to be eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters."

Conceivably (heh), kids, grandkids and so forth could grow into families, clans, tribes, whatever, and would move away so as to have space to grow. I'm two generations away from my grandmother's 11 brothers and sisters, and I couldn't identify any of their descendants by sight.

Re: [2017 07-04]

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:18 am
by presto
Oh no … that claim isn't true now, but must have been true at some point (if a hard cutoff for "people" even exists … and presumably not using the "Garden of Eden" origin model …), so now I feel compelled to estimate when that transition may have occurred!

If I am unable to suppress this motivation, it will require extensive anthropological and statistical review, so I guess I know how I'll be spending the next month.

Re: [2017 07-04]

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:48 pm
by Guest
Geekoid wrote:Did you know the bible reference others besides Adam and Eve?

Genesis 4:15, Cain gets tossed out of Eden, and goes to Nod where he is afraid people will kill him. Which implies there are others.

of course, it's all allegory, and this comic is hilarious.


Yeah, it's impossible to seriously read the Bible even as a literalist (which is impossible to truly do anyway because it contradicts itself) without arriving at the conclusion that there were other people besides Adam and Eve, outside the garden.