|I think you've stepped in it with this one Wu, even though I tend to share your viewpoint. Since I probably know as much about binary (base 2) number systems as anybody here, I took the time to formulate some kind of thought out answer.|
My determination is that I need a linguist to come up with anything derived from scientific process. A very good one.
Why? The Hebrews are descendants of the Sumerians, and some of these stories were handed down ........... yes, from that far back. So how would translation from Cuneiform to the Hebrew Alphabet go? Hebrew has no vowels. Does Cuneiform work the same way? Are vowels interpreted? More yet, are vowels a step backwards? If one checks words in Ancient Hebrew, those vowels are easily anticipated.
But here comes the grand question. Some of these stories appear to be extremely ancient. Much to the dismay of Egyptologists, Sumer was ancient before Egypt was born. Do these stories date to the era of Sumerian pictoglyph and hieroglyphic writing?
Now can you sense the strain I felt after only a few minutes thought? I see this as a long shot, but I'm going to refuse to dismiss it outright. And I'm sure you know the reason for this is that to do so would be an outright avoidance of scientific procedure?
In my opinion it is the link to Sumer that keeps getting missed here. But once you bring up the issue of the Sumerian People, look at the anomalies. They were responsible (as far as is currently known) for nearly every facet of our modern world. Astronomy, government/law, architecture, mathematics, writing ........... need I go further? Yes, their civilization lasted longer than any other. Still, is this not an extreme number of firsts? And why did they disappear so suddenly?
Much of that is beside the point though. The Sumer link is the fly in the ointment here. Do we have a resident Cuneiform expert to assist me? If so, in a few years we can take a shot at an answer. If not, I must declare this debate wide open.
It's amazing. I had never realized how intriguing this subject truly is until I thought about it.