There are a number of Scripture passages that identify the flood waters with the present-day seas (Amos 9:6 and Job 38:8-11 note “waves”). If the waters are still here, why are the highest mountains not still covered with water, as they wer...e in Noah's day? Psalm 104 suggests an answer. After the waters covered the mountains (verse 6), God rebuked them and they fled (verse 7); the mountains rose, the valleys sank down (verse 8) and God set a boundary so that they will never again cover the earth (verse 9). They are the same waters!
Isaiah gives this same statement that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth (Isaiah 54:9). Clearly, what the Bible is telling us is that God acted to alter the earth's topography. New continental landmasses bearing new mountain chains of folded rock strata were uplifted from below the globe-encircling waters that had eroded and leveled the pre-Flood topography, while large deep ocean basin were formed to receive and accommodate the Flood waters that then drained off the emerging continents.
That is why the oceans are so deep, and why there are folded mountain ranges. Indeed, if the entire earth's surface were leveled by smoothing out the topography of not only the land surface but also the rock surface on the ocean floor, the waters of the ocean would cover the earth's surface to a depth of 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers). We need to remember that nearly 70 percent of the earth's surface is still covered by water. Quite clearly, then, the waters of Noah's Flood are in today's ocean basins.
Creationism and the Origin of Life, Think Atheist 24 Comments
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I hope you stretched out your brain before you performed this act of mental gymnastics.
9/14/2012 4:34:58 AM
Maybe there was no magical global flood.
9/14/2012 4:35:39 AM
I keep telling you, just say 'Goddidit by a miracle' and stop with the bullshit. It's almost as if they know miracles don't happen ...
9/14/2012 4:38:23 AM
Sure. It all makes perfect sense if you just flatten out the mountains. What's the problem?
9/14/2012 5:16:15 AM
Filin De Blanc
God got the water to go away by telling it off? That's really what we're going with here?
9/14/2012 5:25:48 AM
Now try and find some scripture passages that make sense. It should be a short list indeed.
9/14/2012 5:32:18 AM
Yeah, somehow Mt. Everest and all other tall mountains just happened to pop up out of the ground right after the flood.
Why does it say in Genesis that the flood waters covered the highest mountains?
9/14/2012 5:33:48 AM
Willful resulsal to face the fact that Genesis is an allegory.
9/14/2012 5:39:14 AM
9/14/2012 5:47:20 AM
If the Earth was completely smooth why did the Bible say that the flood would "cover the highest mountain"? Wouldn't Noah be like "What the fuck is a mountain, Lord?"?
9/14/2012 6:34:09 AM
9/14/2012 7:32:10 AM
Is it too much to ask for proof that this extraordinary geological event actually happened?
9/14/2012 7:57:07 AM
Of course the whole world flooded. It's just that the "whole world" was only a few square miles for most people back when the story was written, which, when you consider that, makes a story about the "whole world" flooding seem much more plausible.
9/14/2012 8:25:14 AM
And all of these mountains rising, valleys falling, and waters fleeing left absolutely no geological traces of having done so! Why? Well, because God covered up the evidence, making it appear that Earth is billions of years old and that there never has been a worldwide flood. And why would God do that, you may ask. Why, to test our faith in him, of course.
Don't these liberal "scientists" ever think!?
9/14/2012 10:47:02 AM
A hilariously desperate attempt to reconcile the Biblical account with the facts. The facts are stretched, sawed, and forced into the conclusion prepared for them.
You're not supposed to start out with a conclusion and bend the evidence to fit it. You're doing it wrong.
9/14/2012 11:30:27 AM
Sorry, your flood theory doesn't hold water.
9/14/2012 12:12:37 PM
Just say magic. I know that's what you mean.
9/14/2012 12:17:42 PM
"Sorry, your flood theory doesn't hold water."
9/14/2012 1:44:32 PM
Quite clearly, the waters of Noah's Flood are in today's ocean basins.
It's not entirely clear to all of us.
9/14/2012 2:14:08 PM
9/14/2012 5:07:40 PM
Wouldn't it be easier to accept the evidence for an earth 4.5 billion years old than to concoct this pitiful fantasy?
9/14/2012 8:36:05 PM
You know, this is actually the most logical argument I have seen for where all the water from Noah's flood went.
Of course, that is still stupid and doesn't answer where the water came from.
9/15/2012 10:16:27 AM
Except there is no scientific evidence to show this magical change in the earth. We do have evidence of slow plate tectonics though.
9/16/2012 9:56:55 AM
I'm a geologist, and this hurts my brain.
9/16/2012 5:35:04 PM