Does this give credence to the tower of Babel?

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    michael17
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    This phenomenon continues to happen. Does this give credence to the tower of  Babel story in Genesis?

    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT88wneKs/

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    TheEncogitationer
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    Michael17,

    Navy Vets can and do study foreign languages as part of their globetrotting work and some probably immerse so deep in a language that they may think of themselves as native speakers and maybe even simultaneously develop unique personalities as a result of some psychological disorder.

    But the proof of the Tower of Babel would be the actual tower itself, as well as evidence of a King Nimrod who built it.

    Even then, that still would not make the story behind the building of the Tower of Babel true as the source of all human languages.

    If I recall correctly, humans migrated originally from Africa around 250,000 years ago into Asia and Europe and eventually to Australia and the Americas and would have had plenty of time to develop disparate tongues before reaching the regions told of in The Holy Bible.

    And by the way, why would a truly Omnipotent God be threatened by humans building a Tower to Heaven?

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    TheEncogitationer
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    Michael17,

    It’s been a while since I took a course on Linguistics in college, where we studied things like The Sapir-Worff Hypothesis and Noam Chomsky’s innate structures of the mind and my memory is sketchy after that.

    But I do know this: Not one credible Linguist posits that splintering of the different languages of humanity came about spontaneously from the Supernatural as is posited by the legend of The Tower of Babel.

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    michael17
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    Michael17, Navy Vets can and do study foreign languages as part of their globetrotting work and some probably immerse so deep in a language that they may think of themselves as native speakers and maybe even simultaneously develop unique personalities as a result of some psychological disorder. But the proof of the Tower of Babel would be the actual tower itself, as well as evidence of a King Nimrod who built it. Even then, that still would not make the story behind the building of the Tower of Babel true as the source of all human languages. If I recall correctly, humans migrated originally from Africa around 250,000 years ago into Asia and Europe and eventually to Australia and the Americas and would have had plenty of time to develop disparate tongues before reaching the regions told of in The Holy Bible. And by the way, why would a truly Omnipotent God be threatened by humans building a Tower to Heaven?

    i contend that we are not related to Mega-fuana men based on genetic and physical differences. Their jaws were more jutting, their skulls were more elongated and no orientals are found. Moreover they on average are taller with bigger brains. We just don’t have amnesia from the mega-fauna age, we weren’t around. Our haploid groups begun  around 6000-7000 years ago. Post ice age civilizations were destroyed by a cataclysm. We have Göbekli Tepe to marvel at but we are not connected,  not in myth nor legend, but we are connected globally by accounts of a flood.

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    TheEncogitationer
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    Michael17,

    So no evidence for the existence of The Tower of Babel or it’s locus as the source for all human language. Got it. ☑️

    By the way, was that Navy Vet the Johan who graced us with his sad presence earlier?

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    TheEncogitationer
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    Michael17,

    Oh, since the man was in a coma, it is noteworthy that:

    Some people come out of a coma with relatively few lasting effects, but most have permanent physical, intellectual, and/or psychological complications.

    Coma–United Brain Association

    Coma

    Perhaps this man’s psychological complication was a change in personality combined with a previous knowledge of Swedish.

    The story doesn’t say what his linguistic knowledge is, but that would be a natural, rational explanation that would make sense. No ice people civilizations involved.

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