Note to moderators. the links are either to biologos or to a news account. Please don’t make me redo this as my strength is failing.
A few months ago, I posted my view of Eden and the Flood, having taken place .5.5 million years ago in the Mediterranean basis. https://discourse.biologos.org/t/eden-and-the-flood-a-historical-reading-of-genesis-2-3-and-6-9/40770
It generally got the usual reaction Christians have to it–too old, the people who were around then weren’t smart modern people. and then the view is ignored, even though it matches everything the Scripture says about Eden and the flood and doesn’t violate anything scientific.
I raise this again because one of the nice things about my view is that over the 25 years since I first suggested it, nothing has actually come up that disproves it (I will never have actual proof) and the same reasons listed above are the same reasons people 25 years ago used to discount my view.
Today I saw something amazing on the anthro news feeds. Human-like upright walking first occurred on earth 12 million years ago. https://apnews.com/e2f480a39e4047768d4e93de973594ee Note to the moderators this is a news account, not a web page)
While this creature is not representative of what Noah looked like, it illustrates that there are many surprises left in anthropology and to claim that my view counldn’t happen, because modern-like humans didn’t live back then, may be wrong–maybe something akin to our species did live–but were extremely rare and didn’t leave fossil evidence of themselves.
I have already addressed the issue of smaller brain size being irrelevant to intelligences at https://discourse.biologos.org/t/does-a-small-brain-make-you-dumb/40747
This discovery, it seems, is consistent with my view of Biblical history if not a wee bit supportive of my views.