Pseudo-Archaeology for the Sake of $

The Black Sea could turn in a worldwide attraction for underwater tourism if countries cash on the story that the Biblical Deluge happened in the area, according to Bulgarian archaeologist Petko Dimitrov. According to Prof. Dimitrov, who is the director of the Underwater Archaeology unit of the Oceanology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, there are enough findings in the Black Sea’s aquatorium to make it an attractive destination for that kind of tourism.

Ridiculous. Just absurd.

“If the hypothesis that the Biblical Deluge occurred at the Black Sea is popularized, Bulgaria can draw many more tourists,” said Dimitrov.

If it’s popularized it will only prove that people are profoundly ignorant and uninformed and should avoid all talk of things related to the Bible forever.

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5 thoughts on “Pseudo-Archaeology for the Sake of $

  1. Joe Zias 26 Jun 2011 at 9:02 am

    alert the Canadian….

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    • Jim 26 Jun 2011 at 12:02 pm

      oh im sure he will be filming it

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  2. arenmaeir 26 Jun 2011 at 4:47 pm

    There is no reason to deny the possibility that a vague memory of a flooding event somewhere in the ANE, might have served as a partial background for the formation of the biblical flood narrative. And if the geologists are correct regarding a flood event in the Black Sea, this might be a candidate for the formation of such memories.
    Pre-modern societies can have very long-term memories of various events. Some scholars claim that indigenous Australian may remember geological events 30,000 (!) years before present – as reflected in their “dreamtime” social memories.
    And if someone uses this to interest tourists about the past – what damage does that cause??

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    • Jim 26 Jun 2011 at 4:59 pm

      none if it’s based on honesty. but a project whose singular goal is to generate tourist dollars without any regard for the facts? such things only appear on NatGeo.

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