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Science Explains How Moses Could Have Actually Parted The Red Sea

The word Red was mistranslated, it's Reed Sea (sea of reeds)

http://weekinweird.com/2011/12/12/moses-red-sea/

https://opentheword.org/2016/03/01/and-god-sent-a-wind-the-parting-of-the-red-sea/

In 1882 Major General Alexander B. Tulloch of the British army actually witnessed the natural phenomenon called wind setdown on Lake Menzaleh.

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https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19489-how-wind-may-have-parted-the-sea-for-moses/

 

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Lol, wind can even blow a waterfall BACKWARDS

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tale_of_a_Tub

'A Tale of a Tub'. Jonathan Swift's scathing parody of religion, much less well known than works like his scathing parody of science ('Gulliver's Travels') or his scathing parody of government ('A Modest Proposal').

You might not find this information particularly edifying, after all Swift was skewering the church and state of the long-distant 1700s and in a country very different from the USA.

But I specifically post this item to draw your attention to section 1.2., 'Cultural Setting'.

I ask you: how familiar does this ring, towards our own timeperiod?

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During the Restoration the print revolution began to change every aspect of British society. It became possible for anyone to spend a small amount of money and have his or her opinions published as a broadsheet, and to gain access to the latest discoveries in science, literature, and political theory, as books became less expensive and digests and "indexes" of the sciences grew more numerous.

The difficulty lay in discerning truth from falsehood, credible claims from impossibles one. Swift writes 'A Tale of a Tub' in the guise of a narrator who is excited and gullible about what the new world has to offer, and feels that he is quite the equal or superior of any author who ever lived because he, unlike them, possesses 'technology' and newer opinions.

Swift seemingly asks the question of what a person with no discernment but with a thirst for knowledge would be like, and the answer is the narrator of 'A Tale of a Tub'. Swift was annoyed by people so eager to possess the newest knowledge that they failed to pose sceptical questions.

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