After the flood, in Genesis 9:2-3, God gives humans permission to begin eating animals.

We are finding traces of human civilization going back tens of thousands of years for Native Americans, so they must have gotten to the Americas before the flood. If the flood was local and in the last 10,000 years, then when did the Native Americans and people on other continents switch to eating animal meat?

  • After the flood! Native Americans have flood legends. Does every culture have a deluge myth? – Ken Graham Apr 15 '18 at 11:04
  • Upon what are you basing your declaration that traces are tens of thousands of years old. Carbon dating has been shown to be inaccurate? – BYE Apr 15 '18 at 13:16
  • Adam and Eve were first. They messed up, and at that point did we become omnivores. Where you pulled humans only started eating meat after the flood during Noah's time I have no idea. – The Mattbat999 Apr 15 '18 at 14:51
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    Note to commentors and potential answerers: this question has a particularly narrow focus: those who believe that the flood was a real event, that was local rather than global, that impacted only part of the human population of the earth, and who believe that Gen 9:2-3 was actually a meaningful statement for God to make at such a time. I'm not sure whether there are many Christians who meet all those criteria, most local flood adherents probably don't think that humans were strictly vegetarian before God Gen 9:2-3 and that those verses just give humans dominance over the earth. – curiousdannii Apr 16 '18 at 3:09
  • The final paragraph looks distracting so I'll edit it out. I'd encourage the OP to ask another question about it if they want to know more about it. – curiousdannii Apr 16 '18 at 3:10

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