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Author Topic:   Languages and the Creationist account.
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Message 4 of 32 (633099)
09-12-2011 12:35 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Son Goku
09-12-2011 7:07 AM

I propose that the literal Biblical account cannot be reconciled with the historical picture uncovered by linguists.
Yes, this is very clear.
It is my understanding, that it also cannot be reconciled with other contemporary evidence. It seems pretty well supported that languages will develop spontaneously if there is none already available. Children of deaf mute parents who are isolated from the speaking community invent their own languages. Sign languages develop spontaneously in communities of deaf children. Identical twins often develop language extensions that they use between themselves.
I see the Tower of Babel story as a "Just So" story that was invented in an attempt to explain the existence of foreign languages.

Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity

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