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chap 11

 EVIDENCE OF A WORLDWIDE FLOOD

The base age of sediment at the mouths of all major rivers , worldwide , is slightly over 4000 years old . This meets perfectly with the Biblical math that places The Flood at 4311 years ago , plus or minus 11 years . The date of it is not directly stated in the Bible and must be calculated from related Biblical dates and is quite involved , so if you need proof go to ……      http://creation.mobi/the-date-of-noahs-flood  .

Event/Person Passage Total Time from Creation (years)
Almighty God created everything. Genesis 1–2 0
Adam became the father of Seth at 130. Genesis 5:3 0 + 130 = 130
Seth became the father of Enosh at 105. Genesis 5:6 130 + 105 = 235
Enosh became the father of Kenan at 90. Genesis 5:9 235 + 90 = 325
Cainan became the father of Mahalalel at 70. Genesis 5:12 325 + 70 = 395
Mahalalel became the father of Jared at 65. Genesis 5:15 395 + 65 = 460
Jared became the father of Enoch at 162. Genesis 5:18 460 + 162 = 622
Enoch became the father of Methuselah at 65. Genesis 5:21 622 + 65 = 687
Methuselah became the father of Lamech at 187. Genesis 5:25 687 + 187 = 874
Lamech became the father of Noah at 182. Genesis 5:28 874 + 182 = 1056
The Flood started when Noah was 600. Genesis 7:6 1056 + 600 = 1656

As you can see from Table 1, the year in which the Flood came was 1656 AM1 (Anno Mundi – “year of the world”). From the rest of the Old Testament and other well-documented historical events we understand that creation, as calculated by Ussher, was about 4004 B.C.. So with a little more math we can calculate the second date.

Calculated B.C. date for creation: 4004
Calculated AM date for the Flood: – 1656
Calculated B.C. date for the Flood: 2348
Current Year (minus one2): + 2011
Number of years since beginning of Flood: 4359

Using the Bible, well-documented historical events, and some math, we find that the Flood began approximately 4,359 years ago in the year 1656 AM or 2348 B.C.. S

Continuing the scientific evidence of a Great Worldwide Flood :

Fossils of marine life can be found on mountains all over the world .

A fossil of a complete whale has been found in Michigan , miles inland from a saltwater ocean .

All over the world mass animal burial sites are found with every species of animal, all buried together, whether they be fish  amphibian, small or large land animals. This is evidence of massive amounts of water killing, carrying and depositing all animal life in low-lying areas.

Large animals are often found in a death pose with their heads back and necks arched as if choking or drowning.

Larger fish are found with smaller fish hanging out of their mouth that they were in the middle of eating.

Still further proof of a spontaneous catastrophic water event, some fossils even show animals in the middle of giving birth !

 

The Colorado River should have a massive Delta of carried sediment in the Gulf of California, if it had carved the Grand Canyon over billions or even millions of years, but all of the billions of cubic feet of material that were carved out, is missing !

As further evidence that things thought to have taken a very long time can happen very quickly, when a catastrophic event occurs, such as a flood or volcanic eruption  occur such as when Mount Saint Helens changed evolutionary and geologic thinking when River beds were carved in record time and hundreds of layers of geologic deposits were laid in short time.

Turbidity Currents:
A turbidity current is an underwater mudflow , the discovery of which caused somewhat of a revolution in geology . As a result , many sedimentary strata layers throughout  the world have been reevaluated and found to be  turbidites . For example , regarding turbidites and the impact they are having on modern Geology , Kurt Howard 41 said the following in his paper on this topic: “ My physical geology professor said, “ Regarding uniformitarianism , (the previously held belief that sediment was uniformly deposited over millions of years) you can take it with a grain of salt .” After reviewing geology texts on the subject of turbidites , I am following the … professor’s advice.   To paraphrase his words , I am taking uniformitarianism with a grain of sand , for the philosophy of uniformitarianism states that sedimentary layers form over many millions of years, while … recent research has shown that turbidites form within a few hours .

In 1929 a huge mudslide slipped down the submarine slope east of Canada .    Because it broke successive submarine transatlantic cables, the speed of the slide was calculated to have reached as high as 50 miles per hour. This mudslide spread out over several hundred square miles and extended out into the Atlantic Ocean for over 500 miles.  It had a similar internal signature as the repeated layers of rock seen on land. 

 It is now recognized that many beds formerly interpreted to have accumulated slowly over long periods of time are actually giant mudslides (now called turbidites. This of course greatly changes the amount of time needed to for these beds.  The settling of ocean basins and the rising of land masses that occurred during the latter stages of the Genesis Flood would produce optimum conditions for the sliding of water-saturated mud.

In 1972 Burgert identified several lower basal Tapeats units as turbidites in Grand Canyon’s Cheops Bay. Dr. Ariel Roth a geologist at Loma Linda University’s Geoscience Institute, suggested that 30% of all sedimentary rocks in Grand Canyon are turbidites. Some geologists suggest that 50% of the world’s sedimentary rocks might be turbidites .

Byproducts of these fast forming and moving underground mudflows are Flysch deposits and geosyncline. Flysch deposits are a sequence of sorted, relatively thin sedimentary rock layers, like shale and sandstone, thought to have been deposited by turbidites underwater. The contents of the mudflow are sorted into there various layers as the materials settle according to there weight and density. Geosyncline is sedimentary rock deposited in a basin or depression, then compressed, deformed and uplifted into a mountain range . 

Both of these things fit the scenario of the rapid effects of a catastrophic flood causing massive mudflows, sorting of contents according to density and weight and further formative and de-formative quick action of catastrophic earthquakes and volcanic activity. So it is no wonder that modern geologists have discarded the terms flysch sediments and geosyncline because rapidly formed mega thick flysch is incompatible with uniformitarianism and long ages.

 However, in the last few years, the number of geologists abandoning the classical uniformitarian discipline and adopting the new catastrophism (Flood catastrophe) is almost a shock to … creationists . Geologists are finally beginning to grudgingly agree with … creationists about the nature of the stratigraphic record , which is a record of major catastrophic events and not the slow year-by-year buildup suggested by uniformitarianism.     Flysch deposits are extremely likely the sedimentary results of a global flood.

Polystrate Fossils:
One of the strongest pieces of evidence for a worldwide flood is the existence of what Rupke termed “ polystrate fossils . “ Such fossils are found all over the world: especially in and around coal seams . They are often in the form of fossil trees that were buried upright and which often cross multiple layers of strata such as sandstone, shale, limestone and even coal beds . 

They range in size from small rootlets to trees over 80 feet long. Sometimes they are oblique (or at an angle to) the surrounding strata, but more often they are perpendicular with (or standing ‘upright’ in) it .For example, at Joggins, Nova Scotia, polystrate tree (and root) fossils are found at various intervals throughout roughly 2,500 feet of strata . Many of the trees are from 10-20 feet long, 5,6 and at least one was 40 feet long .
Very few of these upright fossil trees have attached roots, and only about 1 in 50  have both roots and rootlets attached . 

Such trees, and their missing roots are evidence these full-grown trees were swept away by massive amounts of water .  In fact , the term for these , “ stigmaria “ (roots) got its name: i.e. because of the scar marks left behind from the broken off (and now missing) roots .
Many of these roots and rootlets are also buried individually .

Thus virtually proving that neither the trees themselves , nor their rootlets were buried in the place where they grew, or “in situ“, but were uprooted and re-buried where they are now found .
Similar circumstances occur elsewhere in Nova Scotia and other Canadian provinces, as well as the United States, South America, Europe, China, Russia, and Australia. Transported, sideways buried tree stumps are also found on Axel Heiberg  Island in Northern Canada and wherever coal seams are found .


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