Ideas by themself can never stand alone. They are always built on a
series of other ides... or theories. Let's say for example I build a pyramid
out of building blocks. Now, there are a series of blocks i must build to
finally end up with a pyramid. These blocks in themselves resemble only
blocks... but when coupled with other blocks will resemble a pyramid. Now in
the case of a pyramid I can remove a couple of the blocks and still retain the
general shape of the pyramid. However if I remove any of the base blocks my
pyramid will come tumbling down.
Noah's flood is a historical event in the Bible. It is one of the ground
blocks. If it cannot be proven or disproven then Christianity itself is a
farce. The accuracy of Noah's flood is essential to the basic beliefs of
Written accounts can never quite prove Noah's flood to the
uinbeliever unless of course they are from the witnesses themselves and
our written accounts are not. So somehow we must prove scientifically
the possibility (while I believe I have exact evidence to prove the
existence of the flood, I do not have to prove beyond belief the
existence, only give reasonable doubt to the evoultion/other theories)
Since there is no (acceptable) WRITTEN evidence we must go to the only
evidence we have.
Before we submit our evidence we must agree to the method of acceptable
measurement of time. That is to say something that everyone in general can
accept as a history book as to earth and it's life span.
The Sedimentary rock, or stratisfied rock, or strata for short provides
just such vehicle. I do not propose to know all that there is to know
regarding this area of science but I do know enough. Going through the layers
of strata on earth is like going through a History book of earth. For instance
sandstone is always above shale -shale is made of very fine material, almost
silt, and almost always is a result of still waters. Sandstone is coarser and
granular, usually found for instance in a desert. Each layer of strata tells a
story, whether there layed a desert, an ocean, volcano, whatever, all
faithfully recorded. With such a trusty accounting registering volcanoes and
the like there is no way that a diaster of the magnitude of the flood could
have occurred without leaving it's mark.
What we know of the earth and it's history has been learned by water,
more accurately rain that has carried 30,000 tons of sediment a year to
various areas of the earth. Washed into those sedimentary layers are other
things beside soil. Things like dead animals, leaves, fish, snails, and
The strata is our key to the past and ALL SCIENTIST have readily agreed
to this. There are only a few places we are accurately able to examine this
strata. One of the best and largest places in the world to do this is in the
Grand Canyon- a mile deep in some places. Between this area and the beginning
of the conglomerate one hundred miles to the north at Brianhead (which rises
1.5 miles above sea level)we have one of our most complete geological stories
of earth. There are some 23,000 vertical feet of earth's history exposed
between these points. This too will encompasss the Colorado plateau. In this
plateau we have our most credible, concrete evidence for the flood.
Marine deposits..... There is a children's game which we have all
played where we look at pictures and determine what doesn't fit. Science does
the same thing... even with poor fits. We have found marine shells (ocean
strata) buried in the Carmel formation sediment that emcompasses a 200,000 sq.
mile area. In fact, they have found more Ocean Strata on the land then there
is land strata and once more this formation is 800 miles from the ocean.
Dr.Don Zorn Sedimentologist from Austria reports the same type of
strata in similar situiations in the Eastern Alps of Austria.
There are many more formations with equal results but space limits
Widespread deposits.... 70 miles east lie the Shinarump i
conglormerate. A belt 90 feet thick, covering 100,000 sq miles in New i
Mexico... they are similar to deposits caused by water formations. they are
not lake deposits which are made of fine silt, clay and are very even
deposits. The sediments are coarser like that that a river would form however
it strtches the mind to think of a 100,000 sq. mile river that would deposit
layers so thin. Both the Shinarump formation and the Chinle formation above it
have petrified wood mixed in with course rocky sediment... different areas all
washed in together? This is also common in Steinkar Lake (where the strata
ought to be silt)Utah, Red Canyon Wyoming, and the Dakota Formation in S.
Dakota. We also see this very same pattern and once more dinasaur fossils i
covered by marine fossils (oceanic strata) in the Morrison Formation an area
covering 400,000 sq. miles from Texas to Canada. Different deposits located in
different areas totally unfamaliar to their respective areas. Hmmmmm????
EVIDENCE #3.......... Turbidity Currents- many years ago some of our most
important inventions were patented. Among these were the telephone and a feat
unequaled transatlantic submerged telephone cables. this also set the stage
for one of our most important geological discoveries...
On Nov., 18, 1929 the New England coast experience a powerful earthquake
centered along the continental shelf off Newfoundland Canada. right on top of
one of the busiest cable centers in the world. The continental shelf was
crossed by 13 of these cables. There were eight slightly higher then the
others each one descending a few feet lower then the next one... like fingers
of a hand. The first eight all at the same level broke instantly but the other
five broke one at a time....slowly over 13 hours..... In 1952 two scientist
discovered why. They discovered what we call TURBIDITY CURRENTS- an underwater
These TURBIDITY CURRENTS usually occur at the mouth ofa river where silt
and deposits build up but not always.. Suddenly due to the weight burden
they break loose and rush through the water very much like a land
avanlanche would. The mass because it is heavier moves as a single unit
quickly covering great areas of ground/ocean. It is possible to reach
speeds of 65mph. These are called Turbiditers... it covered 40,000
sq.miles and 2 feet thick in 13 hours. Strangely we find turbidites in
the Grand Canyon. We know they are turbidites because turbidites all
have common characteristics....certain common features.
Arjen Van Der Wolf Sedimentaologist from the Netherlands reports that we
find that as many as 30% of all sediments on land were deposited by
What's this have to do with anything? Geologist use to think it had
taken hundreds even thousands of years to make these formations.
Tens of thousands of layers that we once thought took a long period of
time to deposit we are now finding could have been rapidly formed.
We now know it could have happened in Days. So, many on land that we once
assumed took thousand of years to form, we now know could have happened
Tom Zoutwelle Sedimentologist reports turbidity covering the Netherlands
uniformly thick... we have also found them in Blounay, Switerzland, Le Sepey,
Switerzland, Castle Point, New Zealand.
We have massive sedimentation throughout the world that were deposited
quickly and underwater...just the kind of thing we'd expect to find from a
EVIDENCE #4.... Lack of Erosion- the Sedimentary layers in Grand Canyon
appear to be an orderly record of the past..... but great gaps of time exist
blocks of the record that seem to have disappeared. What happened ? As each
layer is made there is a thin line between it and the next layer of sediment.
This line is important because it represents the amount of time transpired
between the one layer of sediment and the next layer....days, weeks, months,
years. Erosion helps us determinethis. it is a constant that doesn't change
much. So if a sediment layer has been exposed for any length of time we should
i see some signs of erosion. The longer the time the more erosion. But if the
lines are straight (dips and dives indicate erosion) or flat contact lines we
can expect so pretty fast movement even by geologist standards.
One of these supposed time gaps is said to represent 100-150 million of
years. In that time frame you would expect alot of erosion to be evident. Yet
the Redwall Plateau shows straight contact lines. hmmmm As well the time gaps
in the Colorado Plateau indicates almost 200 million years are gone but the
contact lines show no evidence of erosion. 1)either we had erosion MUCH slower
in the past 2)The missing layers were eroded evenly and new layers were layed
wuickyl and evenly as the case would be in a world-wide flood. Also unique to
the erosion evidence is that we have areas that show tremendous erosion and
areas that show little erosion but the next layers are the same sediment ...
Same deposits layed down in different areas on different levels as would be
possible in a global flood.
One notable feature of the Bible account of the flood sets it off from
all other flood accounts discoverable among other nations. Flood sagas
have been preserved among the most diverse tribes and nations all over
the world: the Babylonians(who call their Noah by Utnapishtim)the
Sumerians(Ziusidru, the Greeks (Deucalion), the Hindus(manu)the Chinese
(Fah-he) the Hawiians (Nu-u) the Mexican Indians (Tezpi)the
Algonquins(Manabozho) and the silly little godless humans (Quarrela).
All these relate how this lone survivor(except of course
slgh-quarrela-they make him a god)with perhaps his wife/children and a
friend or too was saved from the destruction of a universal flood and
was then faced with the task of repopulating a devasted earth after the
flood waters receeded. But of all these accounts the Genesis account
record indicates with exactitude of a diary or ship's log the date of
the inception of the deluge, the length of the downpour, the length of
the time the water remained at it's maxium, the date at which the tops
of mountains became visible, the length of time for plant life to become
evident and the precise day of Noah's emerging from the ark. This is
obviously a personal record that goes back to Noah himself.
There was an ice canopy around the earth about 5000 years ago. This
provided a greenhouse effect that kept the dinosaurs alive. When it
meleted and the waters came out of the great deep to flood the earth,
the earth cooled off and killed the dinosaurs. The earth was much
flatter then, so the water stood to the highest mountains, just like the
bible said. Then GOD thrust up the mountains and sunk the seas to hold
the water. In the end days god will reverse this process to create
heaven on earth.
The land and flying dinosaurs could only have survived on the Ark,
only to disembark at the end of the flood into a strange and hostile
world. We can surmise that the environmental conditions, with the
sparse vegetation, the destruction of the pre-flood water canopy, and
the temperature extremes during the ensuing Ice Age would have caused
types to have become extinct, a process which continues today.
Evidently the dinosaurs just didn't make it.