Category Archives: Genesis: Speculations on the Flood

Taking the rather sketchy account of the Flood as a guide, and the vast geologic record as the source of clues, there is plenty of room for guesses about what happened during the Flood and how it is represented in the record of the rocks.

Instant Rock

We live in an age of “instant” things — instant gratification, instant coffee, instant oatmeal…

Rocks, on the other hand, are supposed to be the epitome of slow. Not only do they not move (or move very slowly via plate tectonics), but they also are supposed to have formed very slowly. But nobody scientifically observed the rocks forming. Therefore, it’s not really rational and scientific to think we know that the Earth must have formed over a long time, or argue that the animals and people coming off Noah’s Ark would have sunk into and drowned in a deep ocean of soft muck that would take a very long time to turn into rock.
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