Does the World Hold Enough Water to Flood all the land?

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posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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I know we have so many civilisations with tales of a great flood sent by God, but I can't see that our planet actually holds enough water to be able to completely flood everywhere and especially to cover above the mountain tops.

Does anyone actually know if this would be possible, or is it yet another story from the bible that is supposed to be either allegorical or just simply untrue?




posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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they say .......... yep
ice melts and poof we be frogmen



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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reply to post by Shiloh7
 

Here is one answerish...christianity.stackexchange.com...

Here is another answer that says no.answers.yahoo.com...
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posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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All the continents and islands fit together with minimal distortion and subduction, ON A SMALLER EARTH. There is a convincing vid on Ewetoob, but I can't recall the title. On this former smaller planet, the waters could easily cover the land, especially since mountains such as the Himalayas were not yet thrust up from the collision of India with Asia.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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Do you include the Himalayas In "all the land"??

They are land after all.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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reply to post by Lazarus Short
 

But the bible was written millions of years after that. Does that still have relevance ( this smaller Earth idea)?



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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Shiloh7
I know we have so many civilisations with tales of a great flood sent by God, but I can't see that our planet actually holds enough water to be able to completely flood everywhere and especially to cover above the mountain tops.

Does anyone actually know if this would be possible, or is it yet another story from the bible that is supposed to be either allegorical or just simply untrue?


Go to the sink, fill a bowl. Keep momentum going as you carry the bowl at a steady pace. Stop suddenly. What happens?

We are traveling 30 Kilometers a second, or 67,000 mph. What happens when the equilibrium of the bowl (fountains of the deep) is upset?



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:43 AM
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Are you implying that the Earth stopped suddenly, then later "re-started" it spinning?

Not sure I understand.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:53 AM
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Chamberf=6
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Are you implying that the Earth stopped suddenly, then later "re-started" it spinning?

Not sure I understand.


I'd say it's the difference between The Great Flood and The Great Slosh.

If you're just displacing the water in a great wave, then you could flood everything... just not all at once.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:54 AM
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Chamberf=6
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Are you implying that the Earth stopped suddenly, then later "re-started" it spinning?

Not sure I understand.


The Earth rotated in a perfect circle of 360 days a year. It now rotates 365.25. The precession of the Earth is 25920 years from beginning to end. This is 72 years for each degree of movement. One 'generation' is equal to a basic generation of life. That number should be 70, or 25,200 years. That's all I'm saying. The flood is symbolism for Baptism, or the process of beasts riding in the water. Water, in this case, is the catalyst of information expressing into form.

In Hebrew, Father is Aleph Bet (Alphabet). Letters (like DNA) express into proteins (WORDS). For this process to occur, there needs to be two things coalescing. In nature, we call these coalescing elements chiral by nature. Chirality represents two mirrored objects that cannot be superimposed on each other. They can only be mixed in a catalyst. That Catalyst is Water.

Baptism is the immersion of information into a form generated by Hydrogen. Hydrogen has one Proton (+) and One electron (-) in balance. Once this first element on the periodic table is engaged in the water, it must have a neutron. All elements beyond Hydrogen have a Neutron. Why? The same reason that the Strong Force in nature rotates with balance, the Electron is out of balance (Weak Force). What causes the flood to be necessary? The same reason we are still out of balance. The perfect circle will return. Because of the flood, we can return to a high state of order and low entropy.

See the conclusion to this thread regarding the 8th day (15th Day in reality) of creation that is coming. After we rest, entropy is ended. What caused the correction to the circle? Sin. It was an error. The error was on purpose. You have life because of the choice to allow involution of new life. Involution can only happen if we fall. Evolution allows us to rise again to new life. It's a process of refinement. Free will demands the presence of chaos for a time.

TIMELINE

Mother, in Hebrew is Aleph Mem (Strong Water). Son is Bet (House) Nun (Seed). The Son is the Word written by letters (Alephbet / Father).





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posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 10:04 AM
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The Earth rotated in a perfect circle of 360 days a year. It now rotates 365.25. The precession of the Earth is 25920 years from beginning to end. This is 72 years for each degree of movement. One 'generation' is equal to a basic generation of life. That number should be 70, or 25,200 years. That's all I'm saying. The flood is symbolism for Baptism, or the process of beasts riding in the water

Wow, okay.

I sooo did not get that from you talking about carrying a bowl of water then stopping suddenly.
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posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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To simply address the OP question from things I'd researched over the summer, I'd have to say the answer is an absolute, unconditional No.


You've asked a "worst case scenario" question. Certainly, there were times in the past history of the Earth where there was no ice on land, or very little. The seas were at their highest then. If all the ice on land was to melt, then sea level would rise about 220 feet. Most of this would be from Antarctica (200 ft), where the ice is actually on land and out of the water. But in the Arctic, most of the ice is floating on the ocean. If you have a glass of ice water that is completely full, will the water overflow when the ice melts? No, because ice displaces its volume, so as it melts, it doesn't cause a change in the water level. So if the ice in the Arctic Ocean melts completely every summer (which is where we are headed within my lifetime), sea level won't be affected by the melt-water.
(Source: UCSB ScienceLine)

For a visual of what it really would look like, National Geo has a map of the world with no visible ice left to speak of. It's ugly for coastal populations (and most of the earth's population is hugging a coast of one form or another) but it's nowhere remotely close to all land or even a large % of land. The idea of going to the beach would just be radically different than it is today.

Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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Every raindrop that has ever fallen will fall again and again. The very same rain that fell on the head of Christ might fall on your head today.

70 percent of the planet is covered in ocean water, and the average depth of the ocean is several thousand feet (about 1,000 meters). Ninety-eight percent of the water on the planet is in the oceans, and therefore is unusable for drinking because of the salt. About 2 percent of the planet's water is fresh, but 1.6 percent of the planet's water is locked up in the polar ice caps and glaciers. Another 0.36 percent is found underground in aquifers and wells. Only about 0.036 percent of the planet's total water supply is found in lakes and rivers. That's still thousands of trillions of gallons, but it's a very small amount compared to all the water available.

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posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 10:16 AM
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Never mind.
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posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 10:39 AM
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OP there is a thing many Christians believe called the water vapor canopy theory, which I believe is based off Genesis 1:6-8.



And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.


Basically when the Earth was created God had a barrier of vaporized water surrounding it to protect us from cosmic rays. This is why the aging process back then was only about a tenth of what it is now, and how people could live much longer lives. At the time of the Flood, God allowed the water vapor canopy to collapse, and if you look at the genealogies in Genesis you will find that after the flood life spans got progressively shorter.

Today our Earth's magnetic field preforms a similar function, and keeps our lifespans at generally stable although no where near as long as pre-flood times.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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Not even close.

Here's a map of what the world would look like if 100% of the ice caps melted (which is where all the "extra" water is.) Red areas are land that would be flooded by the 200+ foot rise in the sea level, meaning that any land above 200 feet in elevation today would not be covered -- "Waterworld", the movie, ain't gonna happen, ever.


For those flood stories, given the lack of communication and knowledge of what was going on in the rest of the world, it's not hard to conceive why a locally devastating flood would not be seen as having been worldwide.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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adjensen
Here's a map of what the world would look like if 100% of the ice caps melted (which is where all the "extra" water is.) Red areas are land that would be flooded by the 200+ foot rise in the sea level



For another opinion, here's a news article from a few days ago that cites a 216 foot rise.
But the map it produces is nowhere near as bad as the one you linked to.
Which one is true?
What the world would look like if all ice melted



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 12:26 PM
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speaking about floods....

Well as for ice, no there's not enough ice. If antartica melted levels would only rise a few feet world wide.

But I believe if God wants a flood he can cause one.

This is a strange story. I had been working on a situation for like 3 years. I had people praying about it. After years the day came for this event to happen. The event took place. And it didn't go the way I was praying for. But a strange thing happened!!! That very evening a 100 year flood hit a near by city causing 6 billion in damage. That made me think "okay I think that's God's way of telling me that, although he's not going to give me this thing I was praying over, I think it was his way of telling me that he's aware of the situation not pleased with the other party involved and gave them there fair share as well.". I can't say much more without revealing a lot of specifics. But it really got me thinking that prayers do get answered, and he is watching over everything. And in a moment he could tell the wind or the waves to attack and they will.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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As this is the title of the thread...


Does the World Hold Enough Water to Flood all the land?


Currently? No, otherwise we would all be flooded now.

You did ask that in present tense right?

The world currently seems to be holding its water quite well, except for a few places of typhoons. So if the question is in present tense, then I would have to say, right now, there isn't enough water to flood all the land.

But previously, and we know that sea levels rose, there may have been a time. But holding means does it contain enough, and I am assuming you mean like a bucket instead of a sponge, right? A sponge holds water until it is squeezed. But could you give me some kind of interpretation of hold, as in bucket or sponge?



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 01:35 PM
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Nothing about water levels but I did a little research a few years ago and posted it here. During the years the Great Flood supposedly happened there was a lot going on in other parts of the world. China comes to mind. It was meant to be allegorical imo.





 
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