MYS243: Giants have been part of history and mythology all over the world. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what giants are, how big humans can get, what’s responsible for giants, and the report of giant people in legends and the Bible.
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Links for this episode:
- Passage from the Poetic Edda
- Potsdam Giants
- Amber Room
- Regression to the mean
- Sultan Kosen
- Robert Wadlow
- Journal of Anthropology article The Cubit: A History and Measurement Commentary
- Michael Heiser’s article on the Height of Goliath
- Giant’s Causeway
- Hitching Stone
- Glacial Erratics
- Wooly Mammoths
- Andre the Giant
- Ulster Medical Journal article Hereditary Gigantism—The Biblical Goliath and His Brothers
- Average heights in countries
- Height and lifespan
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