The_Adventurer wrote:MarcosZeitola wrote:Science has proven that there was indeed a flood, and many died, but it never killed all of humanity. Acknowleding this fact does not invalidate the message of the Biblical story.
No one ever mentions how people like the Anakim and Rephaim should have all been killed in the flood, if only eight people survived this event, yet they are somehow still hanging around in the time of Moses.
I think you have been misinformed. The people who survived the flood did not live to see Moses. Some of them were his ancestors though.
There is a flood story in practically every culture worldwide. That is because there was a flood when there were still only a few people on the earth. About four generations after the flood, they attempted to build the Tower of Babel, which was their way of defying God, saying to themselves that they could reach heaven under their own power, without God. That is when God separated humanity into different nations and languages and spread them throughout the earth.
That is why every culture has a flood story, because until right after the flood, everyone lived together in one community.
Also keep in mind that it's likely their DNA was less corrupted than ours, being only copied (self replicated with fewer errors) closer to Adam. Therefore lesser chances for genetic diseases which would arise from procreating with people closely related.