Balanced rocks survive great flood?

•August 22, 2007 • 21 Comments

A balanced rock in Arazona

Throughout the world there are many formations a large stone body is balanced precariously. We can tell then some of these formations were not caused by rocks tumbling off a mountain but instead were large rock hills many million years ago and have been eroded away by wind and water such as the one at the right. Because wind erosion is generally not incredibly powerful this means that the formations would have been much the same 4,500 years ago. The time creationist claim was the date of the global flood.

There is a reason that we do not see such balanced rocks in aquatic landscapes. Water is a very powerfully force and when moving would exert hundreds or even thousands of pounds of pressure upon such objects. Had there been a genesis flood these formations would have been knocked over plain and simple.

Human age limit

•August 20, 2007 • 1 Comment

In the flood story the Bible gives us a piece of wisdom about the upper limit on the age of man.

Genesis 6:3 :In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.

Apparently god was wrong though. The oldest person in the world Jeanne Calment happened to be 122 years old upon her death.

Number of Animals

•August 19, 2007 • 5 Comments

The flood story in Genesis offers us one of the most blatant contradictions in the bible.

Genesis 6:19-20: And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

Genesis 7:2-3: Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

So how many fowls was Noah to take, two or seven?


•August 18, 2007 • 3 Comments

According to Genesis GOD created the first rainbow just after the flood when Noah sacrificed a load of animals. This random slaughter apparently pleased GOD because he decided to make a covenant with man never to send a flood to kill all flesh again. He seals this covenant with the creation of the rainbow.

Genesis 9:12-17: The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise forever. When I send clouds over the earth, and a rainbow appears in the sky, I will remember my promise to you and to all other living creatures. Never again will I let floodwaters destroy all life. When I see the rainbow in the sky, I will always remember the promise that I have made to every living creature. The rainbow will be the sign of that solemn promise.

To the ancient Hebrews who were ignorant of the true nature of the rainbow this idea would have seemed plausible enough. Under scientific examination however the idea that there was a time without rainbows is ridiculous. Consider the three possible conditions where rainbows would not form.

  • There was no solar light.
  • This could not have been the case. A lack of sunlight would have quickly driven all but a few special species to extinction. Genesis also mentions sunlight in the creation account.

  • There was no atmospheric moisture.
  • The bible tells us there was atmospheric moisture. At the beginning of the flood epic it rains for 40 days and nights.

  • Light did not refract.
  • This scenario does not work either. The refraction of light is what makes sight possible, without refraction light would not be focused on the retina.