posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 07:59 AM
What’s the probability of the story of Noah being a legitimate historical account when every culture on planet earth has varying accounts of the
same thing? With the geological evidence of a massive flood, I would say its 100% probable.
Dead wrong -
Noahs Ark Doesn't Float
Miles of coral reef, hundreds of feet thick, still survive intact at the Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The violent flood would have
certainly destroyed these formations, yet the rate of deposit tells us that the reefs have survived for over 100,000 undisturbed years. Similarly, the
floodwaters, not to mention the other factors leading to a boiling sea, would have obviously melted the polar ice caps. However, ice layers in
Greenland and Antarctica date back at least 40,000 years.
Impact craters from pre-historical asteroid strikes still exist even though the tumultuous floodwaters would have completely eroded them. If
these craters were formed concurrently with the flood, as it has been irresponsibly suggested, the magnificent heat from the massive impacts would
have immediately boiled large quantities of the ocean, as if it wasn’t hot enough already. Like the asteroid craters, global mountain ranges would
exhibit uniform erosion as a result of a global flood. Unsurprisingly, we witness just the opposite in neighboring pairs of greatly contrasting
examples, such as the Rockies and Appalachians.
Even if we erroneously assume there to be enough water under the earth’s surface in order to satisfy the required flood levels, the size of
the openings necessary to permit passage for a sufficient amount of water would be large enough to destroy the cohesive properties of the earth’s
crust. However, the outer layer is firmly intact, and there’s no evidence indicating that it ever collapsed. All this hypothetical escaping water
would have greatly eroded the sides of the deep ocean fissures as well, but no such observable evidence exists for this phenomenon either.
We can also observe algae deposits within the fossil layers, a phenomenon that could not have formed during the flood because they require
sunlight to thrive. It’s quite reasonable to assume that the clouds would have thoroughly obstructed the sunlight during such a tremendous rain
indicative of the flood. Setting aside this and all other known fossil inconsistencies with the Bible, archaeologists have found human footprints
within the upper layers. Moving water simply could not have deposited these markings. As I alluded to earlier, this seemingly endless list of
geological problems was completely unforeseeable to the primitive authors, thus the Bible offers no justifications or explanations for our
If Noahs Ark happened .. then this 80,000 year old tree colony wouldn't have survived.
PANDO Tree Colony
Pando (Latin for "I spread"), also known as The Trembling Giant, is a clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers and one massive underground root system. The plant is estimated to weigh
collectively 6,000,000 kg (6,600 short tons), making it the heaviest known organism. The root system of Pando, at an estimated 80,000 years old,
is among the oldest known living organisms.
Pando is located 1 mile southwest of Fish Lake on Utah route 25. in the Fremont River Ranger District of the Fishlake National Forest, at the
western edge of the Colorado Plateau in South-central Utah, at N 38.525 W 111.75.
At this time there are 6.5 million land animal species on the planet. There were even more back in what was supposedly Noahs time. Two of each
animal would mean at least 13 million animals on that boat. NOT A CHANCE!! Couldn't happen.
Light doesnt penetrate the ocean more than about 500 ft. if the earth were submerged under 29,000 ft. in order to cover mt. everest, no marine plant
life would have survived and the oceans would be dead. Obviously that didn't happen.
Could Noahs' Ark Have Actually Happened?
If the 2350 date were correct, then human civilization would’ve had to undergo an extreme population explosion in the millenium following the
flood. According to Biblical sources, there would have been millions of Jews leaving Egypt, so assuming a global population of 40 million around that
time (~1350 BC), and comparing that to global population estimates later in history (an estimated 200+ million by 0 AD), would require an incredibly
high population growth between 2350 BC and 1350 BC (5,000,000 fold increase in 1,000 years), and a much lower population growth after 1350 BC –
usually less than 5 fold population growth within any 1,000 year period between 1350 BC and 1800 AD.
(3) The distribution of animals is not what we would expect if there were a global flood killing all life. If all life was limited to the top of a
mountain in the Middle East in 2350 B.C., then how to explain the distribution of animals across the world? All the kangaroos on the Ark went to
Australia? How did the animals get to the Americas? If they crossed via an ice-bridge in the Bering Strait, then the Americas should be limited to
animals that are warm blooded and capable of traveling hundreds of miles across snow. This means no reptiles, no spiders, etc. Yet, the Amazon
contains a wide variety of animal biodiversity. And why didn’t American desert animals stay behind in the deserts of the Old World? (See related
post: “Creationism versus Animal Biodiversity”)
(4) Genetic evidence shows that human beings are far to genetically diverse to be descended from a single family in 2350 B.C. If Noah’s Ark were
true, then all men alive today would’ve gotten their Y-chromosomes from Noah, and all human mitochondrial DNA would come from Noah’s wife and the
three daughter-in-laws. Studies of the human Y-Chromosome show that you’d need far more than 4,300 years to accumulate that many mutations. Human
beings could not be descended from a single male in 2350 B.C. What the studies show, instead, is that, in order to explain the number of mutations in
the human Y-Chromosome, you have to allow for roughly 60,000-90,000 years. Similarly, human mitochondrial DNA requires roughly 160,000 years to
accumulate that many mutations — showing that Eve could not have lived 6,000 years ago as the Bible says.
AND MORE INFORMATION AT THAT SITE.
Adam and his Eves - A lesson on DNA and population distribution for you
Creationism vs Biodiversity
National Geographic - Human DNA Journey
Additionally, once the animals left the Ark, there are a lot of nearby regions they could inhabit, but didn’t. For example, all varieties of
rattlesnakes are found in the Americas (33 species, and numerous subspecies). There are none in the Old World – despite the fact that there are
regions similar to the American deserts – the Sahara, the Middle East, the Gobi Desert, etc. Llamas fit this same pattern – found in the New
World, but not in the Old World. The Caucus (where the Ark supposedly landed) and Himalaya mountains have different species than the Rocky Mountains
and Andes. Why didn’t some of the Rocky Mountain species stick around in the Caucus Mountains – they were already there the minute they stepped
off the Ark. Similarly, the species in the South American tropics aren’t found in Old World tropics (Southeast Asia and Africa), and vice-versa. For
example, New World cats and monkeys are different species than Old World cats and monkeys. Theoretically, with the movement of creatures caused by the
global flood, one could find the same species living in distant places. Somehow, we don’t.
For Noahs Ark to have happened exactly as the bible claims, we'd expect the highest levels of genetic diversity to be in the Middle East. But the
fact is that the highest levels of human genetic diversity occur in Africa where humanity evolved.