in the oooold times, like when the noah s arc was crafted there were no continents
or let me rephrase, there was ONE continent calles Mediterra or the middle earth (see tolkien had taken an idea or two)
AT some point the great continent split in the now known continents and the new parts started slipping away the one from the other
thus the Mediterranean sea was created, as it was the gap left in between them
dont you find it an oxymoron that a sea is calles mediterranean?
Well, now about australia..... australia has a unique biodiversity in flora and fauna as it drifted waaay too way appart so its animals followd a completely diffrent evolutionary line.
in the mean time continents that were close to one another had contact through the ships, thus the animals were mingled and thats why you find a similar spectrum of animas in asia and europe for instance.
then when it comes to america the colonists did bring on a lot of the eurpean animals, other than that, the americas did have a biodiversity of their own allright.
for instance turkey is a native bird to america only.
now about the bible and other sacred texts.
the bible is not fictional, neither is it fact.
it is allegoric.
that means that there is a hidden true or fact somewhere in the story, you just have to be enlightened in order to see it.
the story of the cataclysm, is a story mentioned in many sacred books in many cultures that didnt have contact the one with the other
plus astronomically and physically it doesnt seem to be so off...its a possible scenario.
in ancient greek mythology for instance the battle between zues and neptune about who would be the king of gods and who would rule the universe, led to the cataclysm.
It is said that neptune lifted the sea up in the sky, so that he would have a benefit during that battle. as water was his element and he could control it better
and with zeus not having any land or sky to command was not at a good spot.
in the end the came to the agrrement that zeus will rule the earth and the sky, neptune the sea and pluto the underworld.
thats when neptune let the sea go down again and thats when the earth immerged again through the waters.
you can find similar stories in mahabarhata an indian epic text, and of course the bible the hebrew sacred text.
the cataclysm is mention in the babylonians, the egyptians, the assyrians....
so the cataclysm it looks like its a fact
now about noas arc i dont really know...... but i ve heard the found the remainings of a giant arc somewhere on the caucasian mountains.
of course they are supposedly hiding it.....
well beats me how wood remained intact after thousants of years.
anyway, the scientists say humans all have an african origin, no matter what your race is right now, you initially came from africa.
The esoteric tradition sais the humans first appeared where now the desert gobi lies.
either way it seems that roughly they all talk about the same area .
never forget the pangaia was split 5ways.
of course if you go waaaaaay back in history you ll see that the human history and human kind as you see it today, is only the 3rd root race of humans....
the 1rst and 2nd ones where dostroyed by cataclysms of course....and there you will find the roots of the lemourian and the atlantean civilizations.
The story about the titans and an other fight for power and another yet cataclysm is another thing to look about
always remember mythology is allegoric. thus it is not plain facts, but it is facts hidden in fiction