Scientific proof of the genesis flood

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The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications by John C. Whitcomb

This book was loaned to me by a friend who insisted it would scientificially prove the biblical account of the flood. Unfortunately I gave up on the book after merely reading the Preface to the Sixth Printing.

It is immediately clear that the authors have no intention of providing a balanced and scientific view. Instead of examining the evidence and drawing a conclusion from it, they start with the assumption that the Bible is the inerrant word of God and use it to interpret the evidence:

We believe that the Bible, as the verbally inspired and completely inerrant Word of God, gives us the true framework of historical and scientific interpretation, as well as of so-called religious truth.

- Page xxvi

Worse still, they dont even think that correct interpretation of the evidence is the real issue. They are only concerned with what the Bible has to say:

… the real issue is not the correctness of the interpretation of various details of the geological data, but simply what God has revealed in His Word concerning these matters.
- Page xxvii

Im at least glad that the authors were honest and up-front about their intentions because it saved me the effort of finding out the hard way.
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90 Minutes of Evidence for the Global Flood

New book explores Noah’s Flood; says Bible and science can get along

The story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most famous from the Bible, and now an acclaimed underwater archaeologist thinks he has found proof that the biblical flood was actually based on real events. In an interview with Christiane Amanpour for ABC News, Robert Ballard, one of the world's best-known underwater archaeologists, talked about his findings. His team is probing the depths of the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey in search of traces of an ancient civilization hidden underwater since the time of Noah. See photos from her journey HERE. Ballard's track record for finding the impossible is well known.

The story, centered around a global cataclysm and a floating wooden zoo, has captured the imagination of people for millennia. Until modern times, most Christians assumed the story referred to an actual worldwide event that happened in the relatively recent past, and this interpretation of the Flood continues to be a central feature of Young Earth Creationism. However, the discoveries of modern science, as well as an explosion of new knowledge about the ancient world of the Bible, have decisively challenged whether this interpretation is the best reading of the text. The scientific and historical evidence is now clear: there has never been a global flood that covered the entire earth, nor do all modern animals and humans descend from the passengers of a single vessel. Christians, by definition, reject Option 1. Option 2 has a terrible historical track record, and many prominent historical theologians have urged Christians not to ignore or dismiss the findings of science.

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The discoveries of science have revealed the world and our universe to be far more spectacular than could have been imagined by Mesopotamian minds. To still see the world through their eyes is to minimize the wonder of creation. David Montgomery is a geomorphologist, a geologist who studies changes to topography over time and how geological processes shape landscapes. He has seen firsthand evidence of how the forces that have shaped Earth run counter to some significant religious beliefs. Norton , Montgomery explores the long history of religious thinking — particularly among Christians — on matters of geological discovery, from the writings of St. Augustine 1, years ago to the rise in the mid th century of the most recent rendering of creationism.

Marine archaeologists have found the first evidence of a people who perished in a great flood of the Black Sea that has been linked with the story of Noah's ark. Using robot underwater vehicles more than ft below the sea's surface, they have begun to map a rolling landscape, fed by meandering streams and marked with wattle and daub houses, that was flooded more than 7, years ago. The discovery was announced yesterday by Robert Ballard, the scientist who discovered the wrecked Titanic. The Black Sea was once a freshwater lake, well below sea level. About 7, years ago, according to geological evidence, the rising Mediterranean sea pushed a channel through what is now the Bosphorus, and then seawater poured in at about times the volume of Niagara Falls.

And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. This quote from the Book of Genesis is part of a familiar tale — the story of Noah's flood. Scholars have known for a long time that the Bible isn't the only place this story is found — in fact, the biblical story is similar to a much older Mesopotamian flood story in the epic of Gilgamesh. Scholars usually attribute things like the worldwide occurrence of flood stories to common human experiences and our love of repeating good stories, but recently scientists have started to uncover evidence that Noah's flood may have a basis in some rather astonishing events that took place around the Black Sea some 7, years ago. The scientific version of Noah's flood actually starts long before that, back during the last great glaciation some 20, years ago. This was a time when the earth looked very different from what we are used to today. All that water had to come from somewhere, so ocean levels were about feet lower than they are today.

4 thoughts on “The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications by John C. Whitcomb

  1. New Evidence Suggests Biblical Great Flood of Noah's Time Happened, Archaeologist Says - ABC News

  2. The scientific version of Noah's flood actually starts long before that, The fine sediments contain evidence of saltwater species previously.

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