in perhaps one of the greatest news websites on earth, the onion posted an article entitled, ‘sumerians look on in confusion as god creates world,’ which juxtaposes the supposed chronology of a literal six-day creation from the bible with archaeological evidence of sumerians, who existed more than a thousand years earlier than the supposed creation of the earth. it’s worth a read for the humor, but also to highlight the fact that so few people are even aware that ancient cultures existed and even thrived before the supposed 4004 bce creation of the earth.
(just a note of clarification: the sumerians are real. they existed long before bishop ussher dated the creation of the earth to 4004 bce. the joke is that we have modern, archaeological, factual, real, verifiable evidence of sumerians working, reproducing, writing, and thriving long before 4000 bce, the supposed creation of the earth.)