Originally posted by twhitehead
People built them. And no, 300 tons is not beyond today's technology for lifting.
Here is a crane that can lift 3,200 tons. Note that there are other ways to lift such as jacks that can far exceed this.
A few clever people with some levers could lift 300 tons.
dle. Remember that GPS doesn't work underground so this had to be done with other techniques.
My theory is that Adam was much more intelligent than we are today and so were his first descendants, because the Holy Bible indicates that within a couple generations from Adam, they were building cities, herding livestock, farming the land, forging implements of bronze and iron, playing musical instuments, and Noah was even able to build a hugh ship that was called the Ark.
Now since most of the people were wiped out, it was left up to Moses and his family to repopulate the Earth and build new places to live. It is not likely that Moses learned everything that all those people learned before the flood since he was just 600 years old by that time. So I believe there was a lot of knowledge lost and had to be rediscovered and learned again.
But apparently Moses and his descendants were great builders, because it was not long before they were building a tower in an attempt to reach high into the heavens. God wanted them to spread out all over the Earth and determined, if they remained together speaking in one language, they would be able to do about anything they put their mind to. Therefore, God confused their language, dividing it up into most of the languages that we have today. We are still in the process of learning from the knowledge of people of different languages, even today.
Also we know from the discovery of DNA how that works and that mistakes are not always repaired in the reproduction prodcess. This means that there is likely a degeneration of the intelligence of the people as this happens throughout the generations from Adam to mankind today. But it is generally taught that ancient men were not very intelligent people and over time we have gotten more intelligent, which is just the opposite of the truth.