http://youtu.be/8iVjcmJp3aw Richard Dawkins on Noah's Ark
Gilgamesh flood tablet written in Akkadian cuneiform.
Cuneiform is the precursor to languages with an alphabet (e.g. Phoenician and Greek)
Gilgamesh is the oldest written story known to man, over 4,000 years old.
This Epic journey deals in part with immortality. Man's mortality is essentially
the impetus for all religions.
Tattoo of Gilgamesh's name written in cuneiform
The earliest Sumerian poems are now generally considered to be distinct stories, rather than parts of a single epic. They date from as early as the Third Dynasty of Ur (2150-2000 BC). The earliest Akkadian versions are dated to the early second millennium
Wow, some people STILL believe this bullshit.
Are you fucking kidding me?