Oh I DO think the fact that the EU made Breughel's Tower of Babel a model for their goal of world unification, which Biblically is a model of rebellion against God...
There's nothing in the Tower of Babel story that suggests rebellion against God. It seems more like an attempt to get closer to God. It also seems that God was afraid of human unity, much like He was afraid of human knowledge in the Garden of Eden.
He told Noah to multiply and replenish the earth. That's Genesis 9:1. The command was certainly conveyed to Noah's progeny.
Of course he told Noah and his progeny to disperse. You can't replenish the earth while you're standing on a mountaintop.
But it's just ludicrous to suggest that He meant they should never congregate together. If He did, you'd better stop going to church. That's what the Tower of Babel was, the equvalent of your church building.
The Tower of Babel seems to have represented pagan religion and what the scripture calls "will worship," that is self-invented worship, as well as the desire to climb up to God's seat rather than taking a humble role. It is certainly not the same as Christian worship.
Moses climbed Mount Sinai to commune with God. Equating altitude with closeness to God is, in fact, a pretty universal idea. Your idea about lack of humility is what is self-invented.
Never congregate together? The amazing things that get made up to contradict God. Dispersing throughout the earth would have been done in tribes after all, not as individuals.
The whole dispersal business is something you made up. It isn't in the Bible. God told Noah to go forth and replenish the earth. That is not a command to disperse. It's just about using the available land.
What they were refusing to do was to disperse, the dispersal that was necessary for replenishing the earth.
The necessary dispersal had already happened, otherwise they wouldn't have been able to come back together at Babel. You can't have a reaction before the action. It isn't necessary to read any disobedience into the passage.
It's funny that I take the Bible more literally than you do. You accept the word of the commentators over what the Bible actually says. If it isn't in the Bible, you should be wary of it, no matter how reputable the commentators are.
Babel is in the general vicinity of where Noah and family debarked, the dispersal called for was across the entire world.
Stop making up nonsense. There is nothing in the Bible account to suggest that there was any kind of a "dispersal problem". For God's sake, read what the Bible says, not what some goober says it says. You're making Christians look bad.
... 10 nations exactly.... Daniel 2, ten toes, ten horns in Revelation etc etc etc.... truths are always repeated over and over and over again in the Design Book of Prophecy, so none can say they have an excuse (if they can read)
Magic numbers are repeated because they're magic numbers, not because they have any significance in reality.