romanian literary monthly

Napoleon Săvescu : „Religion vs Science“

For thousands of years, the legend of great flood has endured in the biblical story of Noah and such Middle Eastern myths as the epic of Gilgamesh. Few scientists believed that such a catastrophic deluge had actually occurred. But these Bible „stories“ for some scientific people appeared to have a real sense. Considering that the religion and science has to work together, two distinguished geophysicists have discovered an event that changed history; a sensational flood 8,600 years ago in what is today the Black Sea.
Not only in the Bible we found stories about the flood but also in the ancient clay tablets excavated from the ruins of biblical Nineveh more than a hundred years ago revealed a much older version of the same flood legend. Archeologists searched the length and breath of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia for evidence of such a flood, to no avail. Then, as earth scientists made new discoveries about the history of rapid climate change, they learned that the Mediterranean Sea had once been a desert and 5,000,000 years ago, the Atlantic Ocean burst through

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