The 22 names in the Genesis genealogy are analogous to the 22 species we see as the predecessors of Modern man.

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The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Humans by G.J. Sawyer, Viktor Deak Hardcover, 256 pages Published June 28th 2007 by Yale University Press

Genesis 7: The building of the Ark
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Gen. 6:13 And God, (in the voice of his natural process of Evolution), said unto Noah, "The end (product) of all flesh is come before me, (I am,... Reality); for the earth (and its model, which through consciousness have I created in Hominoids) is filled with violence (against themselves and through) them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the (physical) earth, (itself,... evolving a new creature to dominate and replace the present species).

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Gen. 7:5 And Noah (behaved appropriate to the environment), did according unto all (adaptations necessary) that the LORD, (God of the living, Absolute Reality), commanded him (that he survive).

Gen. 7:6 And Noah, (the predecessor of Modern Homo Sapiens), was six hundred (thousand) years old when the flood of waters (of his species) was upon the earth.

Gen. 7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark (of this new paradigm of Consciousness), because of the waters of the flood (of his Modern Homo Sapiens).

Gen. 7:8 Of clean, (archetypal mental constructs), beasts (of the psyche), and of (phenomenalogically envisioned) beasts that are not clean, (archetypal mental constructs), and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

Gen. 7:9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, (envisioned) as God had commanded Noah.

Gen. 7:10 And it, (an evolution once more), came to pass after seven days (of creation), that the waters (of Modern Homo Sapiens) of the (great population) flood were upon the earth.

Gen. 7:11 In the six hundredth (thousandth) year of (this species existence), Noah's life, in the second month, (the Quaternay Period of the Cenozois Era), the seventeenth day, (the middle) of the month, (the Pleistocene Age), the same day were all the fountains (of the great deep Unconscious Mind broken up), and the windows (of this expanded Consciousness) of heaven, (of Homo Sapien thinking), were opened.

Gen. 7:12 And the rain (of great population) increase was upon the earth forty (thousand years of) days and forty (thousand years of) nights.

Gen. 7:13 In the self-same day entered Noah (the predecessor Modern Homo Sapiens) and Shem, (of Mongolian stock): and Ham, (of Negroid Stock); and Japheth, (of Caucasian Stock); the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark (of this new evolution of mind);

Gen. 7:14 They, and every beast, (phenomenologically or mentally envisioned), after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

Gen. 7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark (of modern man's head), two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

Gen. 7:17 And the flood (of this Modern Homo Sapiens population explosion) was forty (thousand years of) days and nights upon the earth; and the water (of this evolving transition of humanity) increased, and bare up (in adaptation to the environment of those days) the ark (of this new mind), and it was lift up above all (other life on) the earth.

Gen. 7:18 And the waters (of Modern Homo Sapiens) prevailed, (survived, adapted, progressed), and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark (carrying this newly evolved mind) went upon the face (of the crest of survival) of the waters (of Modern Homo sapiens).

Gen. 7:19 And the waters of mankind prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills and remote areas, that were under the whole heaven, were covered (with these people).

Gen. 7:20 Fifteen cubits upward (out of Africa) did the waters (of this population explosion) prevail; and the mountains were covered (with these people) 

Gen. 7:21 And all flesh (that previously had been known and named by earlier hominoids, like Neanderthal Man and the like, their mental abstraction of them) died, (out with their previous concepts of life forms) that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every (pre- Homo Sapiens) man:

Gen. 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died (in the mind of mankind now extinct) except for Noah and his progeny.

Gen. 7:23 And (every thought, and) every living substance (and every previous humanoid concept) was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven (inside man's mind); and they were destroyed (in their previous manifestation within the mind of men) on the earth: and Noah only, (Early Homo Sapiens), remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark (the three racial stocks of Modern Homo sapiens).

Gen. 7:24 And the waters (of transition into Modern Homo Sapiens had) prevailed (over the Age of Neanderthal, during a co-existence of) an hundred and fifty thousand years (with 22 now extinct species).

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The Noah story of the flood and the ark is assumed to be metaphorical. The "flood" is a first hand report of the sudden rise in the Modern Homo Sapien population about 40,000 years ago.
This hypothesis is confirmed by science. It is supported in scripture by the statement that "a day is a 1000 years."

The "40 days and nights" where years of "rain," when this story is read metaphorically. From this perspective, the Modern Homo sapiens population is expanding and replacing the previous dominanceof Neanderthal Man and certain earlier forms of Homo Erectus. The "world" of men, as conceived in the mind of thar former dominant species, is disappearing. It is being replace by a new dominant species on earth, Modern Homo sapiens. This new species, Homo sapiens, gasevolved an expanded form of consciousness whichhas the capablity to construct a mental "heaven" which better explains the realities of the world.

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