Proof of the Biblical Flood

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"All the fountains of the great deep [were] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened . . . And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased; . . . and the ark went upon the face of the waters."(Holy Bible, Genesis 7:11b, 17a, 18b). The flood was a catastrophic event that changed the earth in traumatic ways, but many people deny that this event ever took place. The main documentation of this occurrence is found in the Bible, but since many people refuse to believe that it is a valid source of history and has no weight in science, it cannot be used to say whether or not the earth was ever completely submerged in water. Therefore, science and fact must be the deciding elements in the discussion of the flood.

In science, the word "prove" is definitely overused because some situations, such as the flood, are not able to be repeated. Many theories in society have been presented as fact, when indeed they are still just theories. Therefore, this paper's purpose is not to give an absolute right or wrong, but to inform the reader of the possibility of the occurrence of the flood.

Take the tectonic plate theory. It supports the idea that many of the earth's natural formations occurred over a period of millions of years and also states that the world's land masses were once connected by rigid plates, which drifted apart very slowly over the same length of time (Ham, p. 43). Again, this is just a theory, and it has many gaps that can be explained by one theory, the flood.

The first to speculate that the continents were once linked was Sir Edward Bullard (Brown, [online]). His diagram shows the continents fitting together like a puzzle. However, it has many flaws. In his illustration, Central America, southern Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands have been removed, and Africa has been shrunk by forty percent of its actual size to make it fit into place with South America. In addition to these inaccuracies, the Mediterranean has been cut in half and rotated, along with the rotation of Europe, Africa (Brown, [online]), and Australia (Ham, p. 45). Yes, according to the diagram, the continents do indeed make a "jigsaw puzzle fit", but only after they have been altered to fit the theory's purpose.
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