Um, Am I Missing Something Here?

MoviesI just caught the new trailer for The Day After Tomorrow, and — not that I was expecting much out of this — but the opening line of the trailer had me scratching my head a bit. For those of you who don’t know, the picture is the latest disaster-flick from Roland Emmerich, and the trailer opens with the line, “10,000 years ago, one storm changed the face of our planet.”

Um... really? Please, tell me they’re not trying to reference the infamous “Noah’s flood.” I mean, okay, if you’re a Biblical literalist, I can understand your regarding that as “history,” but most actual historians regard the Noah story as a legend based on a large-scale flooding of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, not an actual worldwide catastrophe. And come to think of it, don’t the literalists date the planet as only being about 6,000 years old? Doesn’t seem like the statement holds up no matter where you’re coming from.

Seriously, if someone knows about a storm I’m missing, please let me know. I’ll admit that I’m no geological historian, but it seems to me that our history books would actually have mentioned such a “storm” somewhere along the line...


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