Part 3: TRANSITION FROM ONE ENVIRONMENT TO ANOTHER
3-A: How the Flood Re-modeled Our Earth’s Environment
3-B: Pictorial of the New Features in Our Post-Flood Environment
3-C: A Further Word about the Giants
3-D: Was There an Ice Age?
3-E: Early Migration Before the Rise of Civilization
3-C: A Further Word about the Giants
Returning briefly to the subject of giants, in the above illustration the Omniological Society has prepared this skeleton chart, showing the range of skeletal remains, starting in order from most common on the left and ending with least common on the right. As expected, the 6-foot skeleton representing the general size of mankind through many centuries is the most common. (It seems we are the “hobbits” of humankind.)
Surprisingly, the next most common skeleton is the 15-foot one. This is just an educated guess, but it would seem that, since many of this size appear in fossil form, it could represent the average height of mankind during the pre-Flood era, and perhaps for awhile after the Flood.
As for the 30-foot plus skeleton, this does seem to stretch the bounds of believability to the limit. Nevertheless, it seems there are historical reports that such skeletons were unearthed in the past. That may be rather flimsy evidence, but for the medium-size giants of 15-17 feet, there is, as we have already seen, plenty of evidence to show that they really did exist in times past.
There is one possible explanation for such enormous sizes to be found in the Book of Genesis: “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that [after the Flood], when the sons of God [angelic beings] came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” It seems that, if we understand this Scripture correctly, that God once allowed the angels to materialize and procreate with the “daughters of men”. The births resulting from these strange unions may have been the true giants, who were gigantic even to the naturally tall people who lived back in those early days.
There is some evidence in the fossil records to go by, and there are the sacred and legendary records of former cultures as well to corroborate such an unusual belief. But since there is so little corroboration from the scientific world, much of this enquiry has to remain in the realm of speculation. The academic world refuses even to consider any such out-of-the-norm findings, much less do any serious, unbiased investigation of them, so for now it has to remain a matter of faith. However, that doesn’t mean it is not worthwhile to look into these matters.
Interestingly, giants existed after the Flood as well. Many large skeletons have been unearthed in Turkey, the land where the Ark landed and where the first settlers from the pre-Flood world, who were probably quite large, were dwelling. So a question that may come to mind, why do they no longer exist? There are some very tall people in the world today, but these are just midgets compared to the giants who existed in ages past.
It seems that, as time went on, genetic variation and natural selection favored smaller races and varieties, so that by now the gene pool for giantism has all but disappeared in the Modern Age. This process sped along, probably, because the post-Flood world’s environment did not support very well the survival of larger-sized human beings or animals. Because of our present thinner atmosphere, less oxygen is available. For giants this would translate into a lack of stamina. It could be that in battle situations they would run out of steam too quickly, becoming easy prey for their numerous and smaller sized enemies to overcome.
In ages past giants were useful and, according to legend, helped with the construction of cities and monuments; and they were useful in times of battle (if they were on your side). But in this age of technology there is no real need in the earth for gigantic people. Whatever the reason may be for their disappearance, they are not here anymore. But that shouldn’t make us think that they never existed.