Definition of Noachian:
mossy, superannuated, outmoded, neolithic, prehistoric, fossilized, antiquated, out-of-date, kaput, archaic, outdated, démodé, medieval, dated, passé, rusty, Stone Age, demoded, outworn, moth-eaten, moribund.
Then came the destruction of Atlantis, the whelming of that vast continent beneath the waters of the ocean, some particulars of which are given in the Hebrew Scriptures in the story of the Noachian deluge, and in the Hindu Scriptures of the further East in the story of Vaivasvata Manu.- "Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries", Annie Besant.
It is upon this and other unimpeachable grounds that, as I ventured to say some time ago, persons who are duly conversant with even the elements of natural science decline to take the Noachian deluge seriously; and that, as I also pointed out, candid theologians, who, without special scientific knowledge, have appreciated the weight of scientific arguments, have long since given it up.- "Hasisadra's Adventure Essay #7 from "Science and Hebrew Tradition"", Thomas Henry Huxley.
- "A Manual of the Antiquity of Man", J. P. MacLean.