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The evidence for a global flood isn’t hardly debated… however, the character of the so-called “loving God” who killed all those in Noah’s Flood is! So, it isn’t the logistics of a flood of such magnitude that is questioned, but it’s mere implications

; namely that we are created, and answer to the Creator. I am confident I am writing to an open-minded audience, that would have no problem looking at the evidence before coming to some preconceived conclusions. Yet, I know the disdain some have for even the idea of God, may make that impossible; and may send them immediately running to the comfort of their respective atheistic authors for God bashing comfort… but then again, maybe not.

“Surface… The elevation of the land surface of the Earth varies from the low point of -418 m at the Dead Sea, to a 2005-estimated maximum altitude of 8,848 m at the top of Mount Everest. The mean height of land above sea level is 840 m.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth#Surfa…

“Hydrosphere… The oceans cover an area of 3.618×108 km2 with a mean depth of 3682 m, resulting in an estimated volume of 1.332×109 km3. If all the land on Earth were spread evenly, water would rise to an altitude of more than 2.7 km.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth#Hydro…

Basically, given the oceans “mean depth of 3682 m” subtracting the “mean height of land above sea level (of) 840 m”; substantiates that “If all the land on Earth were spread evenly, water would rise to an altitude of more than 2.7 km.” So, to be clear, nothing related about these facts is “religious in nature” …and verifies that without the shifting
of certain tectonic plates, and the deposition of sediments; to rise areas of the Earth’s surface above sea level… the entire surface of the planet would be “more than 2700 m” under water. These are non-religious scientific facts supporting global flood scenario.

Sedimentary rocks cover 75% of the Earth’s surface. Four basic processes are involved in the formation of a clastic sedimentary rock: weathering (erosion)caused mainly by friction of waves, transportation where the sediment is carried along by a current, deposition and compaction where the sediment is squashed together to form a rock of this kind. Sedimentary rocks are formed from overburden pressure as particles of sediment are deposited out of air, ice, or water flows carrying the particles in suspension. As sediment deposition builds up, the overburden (or ‘lithostatic’) pressure squeezes the sediment into layered solids in a process known as lithification (‘rock formation’) and the original connate fluids are expelled.” http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/s/s…

“Sedimentation rates… The rate at which sediment is deposited differs depending on the location. A channel in a tidal flat can see the deposition of a few metres of sediment in one day, while on the deep ocean floor each year only a few millimetres of sediment accumulate. A distinction can be made between normal sedimentation and sedimentation caused by catastrophic processes. The latter category includes all kinds of sudden exceptional processes like mass movements, rock slides or flooding. Catastrophic processes can see the sudden deposition of a large amount of sediment at once. In some sedimentary environments, most of the total column of sedimentary rock was formed by catastrophic processes…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedimentary…

“Fossils… Dead organisms in nature are usually quickly removed by scavengers, bacteria, rotting and erosion, but sedimentation can contribute to exceptional circumstances where these natural processes are unable to work, causing fossilisation. The chance of fossilisation is higher when the sedimentation rate is high (so that a carcass is quickly buried), in anoxic environments (where little bacterial activity occurs)” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedimentary…

Polystrate fossil… A polystrate fossil is a fossil of a single organism (such as a tree trunk) that extends through more than one geological stratum.[1] This term is typically applied to “fossil forests” of upright fossil tree trunks and stumps that have been found worldwide, i.e. in the Eastern United States, Eastern Canada, England, France, Germany, and Australia, typically associated with coal-bearing strata.[2] Within Carboniferous coal-bearing strata, it is also very common to find what are called Stigmaria (root stocks) within the same stratum.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polystrate_…

In a geologic nutshell, 75% of our planet is currently covered in sedimentary rock comprised of various sediments deposited by various means. Most of the geologic column was deposited by means of catastrophic processes “like mass movements, rock slides or flooding” …any other deposition from erosion and so on is small. Fossils are found all over the world, at higher and lower elevations; and are formed by rapid deposition of sediment; animal fossils are preserved by this rapid deposition from scavenging and decay. Polystrate fossils are also found globally, not only preserved by rapid deposition of sediments, but “extend through more than one geological stratum” encapsulating entire segments of strata into a single catastrophic event. These are non-religious scientific facts supporting a global flood scenario.

Given that Mt. Everest was probably not always as it is today, bearing evidence that it too was pushed up by tectonic movement; and that the deepest crevasses of the oceans weren’t always as deep… we can assume more of average of these extremes were present in the pre-catastrophic event we see laid down in the geologic record; with ancient texts bearing witness to oral tradition of those surviving that experience.
These accounts in no way contradict current findings…

“The mountains rose; the valleys sank down to the place which You (God) established for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass over, so that they will not return to cover the earth.” (Psalms 104:8-9)

…but it is other biblical claims that some have a problem with… questions like:
how did Noah get all the thousands of animal species on the Ark; why does Australia have animals no other continent has; how is it possible we are descendants of only 4 couples; where did all the languages of the earth come from? There is some great evidence in support of many theories, but we are only going to address some non-religious scientific facts supporting a global flood scenario.Animals on the Ark were by origins of KIND not SPECIES, example: dog kind…

“Dog breeding… All breeds share common ancestry, having descended from wolves. Humans selectively bred them to enhance specific characteristics, such as color and length or body size. This created a range of breeds that include the Chihuahua, Great Dane, Basset Hound, Pug, and Poodle.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_desc…“How many types of animals did Noah need to take? …Dogs, wolves, coyotes and jackals are probably from a canine (dog-like) kind.” http://creation.com/how-did-all-the-anim…“List of introduced species… Australia has a huge range of introduced species, so sub-classifications are necessary: * Invasive – species has a tendency to spread their range into new areas. Ferals – defined as animals for domestic purposes (i.e., pets or beasts of burden) that have gone wild. Pests – animals that have a direct effect on human standards of living or the environment/ecosystems, have a high rate of reproduction, and are difficult to control.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_int…How did animals get from Noah’s Ark to Australia?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEAbPwmJ1…

It is commonly known that animals have been introduced into areas all over the world by humans… and that being said, no one believes that Aborigines evolved separately into remote areas like Australia, rather they migrated by boats and so on. Here we have a flood story and all those associated with it as decedents, would be familiar with the largest ocean-going vessel, it isn’t hard to see how early decedents would have followed their predecessor by repopulating the earth. By themselves being prolific, and taking animals with them, even to remote areas. This is still what mankind does wherever they live.

“All of Earth’s people, according to a new analysis of the genomes of 53 populations, fall into just three genetic groups.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con…

I guess when a major News paper or scientific journal announces that there are 3 main people groups by DNA, that it would be established as fact, and definitely not religious in nature. However, when you quote a part of the Biblical Genesis stating that all the peoples of earth are decedents of three families surviving The Flood, you are a religious nut! Decedents of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth with their wives, are the parents of all the families of earth… though it is not conclusive evidence, it is more than coincidental.

Here’s a question… what do scientists (molecular paleontologists) do when they find a “carbon dated” 70 Million year old T.Rex with soft tissue and blood cells still in tact? First, this isn’t the first time; and second, the evidence is buried again, because… “The reason it hasn’t been discovered before is no right-thinking paleontologist would do what Mary did with her specimens. We don’t go to all this effort to dig this stuff out of the ground to then destroy it in acid” – Mary Schweitzer, a molecular paleontologist at North Carolina State University http://creation.com/dinosaur-soft-tissue

“Following the most rigorous tests and checking of data, many evolutionists now admit the existence of such dinosaur soft tissue and organic material in not just one or two specimens, but well over thirty.” http://creation.com/double-decade-dinosa…

The reason other findings of similar magnitude aren’t published is clear, and is expressed in the words of Mary Schweitzer: “…no right-thinking paleontologist would do what Mary did with her specimens. We don’t go to all this effort to dig this stuff out of the ground to then destroy it in acid”. The problem is that Schweitzer wasn’t “right-thinking” …she tested the soft tissue, instead of destroying it in acid! With that kind of “right-thinking” one gets the point… unless you bury evidence, you will not be accepted into the “good-ole boys club!” Many decorated scientist have had their medals stripped from them for less ambitious works than that… and labeled as Young-Earth (flat-earth) whack-jobs! It seems evidence has little to do with modern “science”.

Some people mock creationists, though I cannot speak for others, I can give you my reason… I can identify with your position. I was schooled in your mindset as a child, and growing up I was a lover of evolution science, and all things “science fiction”. And as I have said to you before, at an early age I became an enemy of “God” …perusing many different religions, anti-Christ philosophies and vicious behaviors… treating Christians with similar contempt and disdain. Wondering all the time how people could be so “blind” and closed to established science! Yet that all seemed to change, when I encountered that same Jesus Christ I opposed.

Though hard to explain, let it suffice to say, my mind was changed by that personal encounter. After all, I would have to rethink a few things after the discovery that the one who I mocked and derided, made Himself personally known to me. So, if you are going to mock me on anything, mock me because of that life-changing event… that has proven to be truly life changing (over 20 years evidence). Because of that, I decided to challenge my public school indoctrination, that ruled out the very encounter I experienced, and continue after these many years, to daily encounter!

It is the challenging of this public school science fiction indoctrination that has allowed me to “think outside the box” …and discover a world of truly observable science that I was formerly blinded from. For those that say there is “absolutely NO evidence” for Creation, I have provided some… anyone who can think objectively can see that. I am not saying that it is conclusive, I am merely stating that it is evidence. It is up to you what you do with it. Thank You !:]

The Book “Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design” written by Stephan C. Meyer available here in PDF, is a a part of Chapter 1; a fantastic resource for understanding “Intelligent Design” …and followed by a 4 part video series that interviews Meyer on each of it’s main points, while discussing certain objectives to the books claims… file:///C:/Users/UBU/Downloads/6576965.pdf

A Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence, pt. 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQMs2-GqU…

A Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence, pt. 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rw4WCmp7…

A Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence, pt. 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEdyuDr9C…

A Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence, pt. 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCfSgw_yC…

Evidence for a Global Flood
http://unmaskingevolution.com/18-flood.h…

Scientific Evidence for a Worldwide Flood
http://www.earthage.org/EarthOldorYoung/…

Flood Legends The Significance of a World of Stories Based on Truth
http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles…

The Noah Controversy: Could that Flood have happened?
http://considerthegospel.org/blog/tag/ev…

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