December 15, 2010

Scientific Evidence for Noah's Deluge?

I came across the Ugley Vicar's link to this story: Life may have survived 'Snowball Earth' in ocean pockets.  According to the article, "researchers in Britain and Australia claim to have found deposits in the remote Flinders Ranges in South Australia which bear the unmistakable mark of turbulent oceans."  Hmm...the unmistakable mark of turbulent oceans in the middle of a mountain range.  The Vicar indicates that he is quite tempted to call this evidence for the biblical flood during the time of Noah.  I think I'm a bit more than tempted.  It always makes me chuckle when the scientific guild provides evidence that suggests we can trust the scriptures.  I'll leave you with the citation from the biblical record which this geologic discovery would seem to corroborate: "The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed so mighly on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered (Genesis 6:17-19, ESV). 

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