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Author Topic:   Why, if god limited man's life to 120 years, did people live longer?
Granny Magda
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Message 200 of 230 (513923)
07-02-2009 1:22 PM
Reply to: Message 198 by greentwiga
07-02-2009 1:10 PM


Re: Gen. 2.5
Hi greentwiga,
I hate to break it to you, but being a hunter -gatherer involves plenty of "work(ing) the land". Why else would anybody need these;
Wiki writes:
In archaeology and anthropology a digging stick is the term given to a variety of wooden implements used primarily by subsistence-based cultures to dig out underground food such as roots and tubers or burrowing animals and anthills. They may also have other uses in hunting, farming or general domestic tasks.
Digging for tubers is an important part of most hunter-gatherer lives. Such foods are an important source of carbohydrates and are often a calorific staple. That's where a good sturdy stick comes in handy.
These kinds of tool, with cross-over between foraging and farming lifestyles, are just part of the smooth transition between hunter-gatherer and farmer that you are so keen to ignore.
Mutate and Survive

"The Bible is like a person, and if you torture it long enough, you can get it to say almost anything you'd like it to say." -- Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade

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Granny Magda
Member (Idle past 156 days)
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Message 202 of 230 (514061)
07-03-2009 11:15 AM
Reply to: Message 201 by greentwiga
07-03-2009 12:48 AM


Re: Gen. 2.5
Het greentwiga,
quote:
I am talking about cultivating the land for planting seeds.
That is very much like another hunter-gatherer activity; scattering seeds of useful plants when they are harvested. Native Australians have practised this for centuries. And cultivating the land? That is why they set fires; to encourage new growth. Both practises are ancient.
It is yet another example of the smooth transition between foraging and farming. There could have been no "first farmer", simply because the process was gradual with little in the way of a clear cut off point. This speaks directly against the picture you are trying to paint with Genesis.
Mutate and Survive

"The Bible is like a person, and if you torture it long enough, you can get it to say almost anything you'd like it to say." -- Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade

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