One of the aspects we find in the Bible which can be confirmed by science is the flood. Many evolutionary scientists dispute it saying how could the population recover so quickly or there is not enough water to cover the earth. The funny thing is, many of these same scientists assume that Mars had a global flood or at least it was possible they say.
Now if the Bible is correct, there should be a mass reduction in the gene pool or what is known as a “bottleneck” gene pool. It makes sense, right? After all, the flood wiped out most of the population. If not, there should be no pattern of a major reduction in the gene pool, right?
The major reduction in gene pool comes from an unlikely source. Mitochondrial DNA is most accurate form of tracing ancestral lineage. This is because Mitochondrial DNA is only passed on from mother to child and doesn’t mix with the other parent’s DNA.
Now there were two studies which stated…
“The studies, published in the journal, Nature, paint a picture of a population of humans migrating off the African continent, and then shrinking at some point because of unknown adversity.” ABC News
The two studies actually confirm the Bible as humans in the Scriptures migrated from Africa and then reduced in numbers following a disaster. Moving on to the strata evidence for the world wide flood which is recorded in God’s Word…
In a global flood, we should find material imported by the event at considerable range and variation at different locations. When looking for evidence, one expects to find the strata affected by the water flow which would produce a pattern made up of different pockets of strata.
This pattern is observed as bent and folded strata. So why would we expect to find bends and folds, and even tilts in the strata to find evidence for a flood? Because a global flood would put on an enormous amount of pressure on the earth’s crust.
This pressure would increase downward as the flood progressed with billions of tons of water, also causing some pressure upwards and sideways on non-flooded areas. The compression forces a buckling, bent and tilt in the strata. Compression forces also causes compression faults.
As the flood regresses to post flood levels, there is an imbalance of side pressure created. Not only that, the weight from the water moving off flooded levels creates an upward movement of tension, in the earth’s crust, tension faults are then created as well.
You would also see Marine life in non-marine areas, coal seams, a highly diversified fossil record in localized areas. What is expected of a global flood, we find today such as Marine life (fossils) found in non-Marine life areas. We see where areas of bending, tilting, and folding strata all over the world in various degrees.
What about dinosaurs? How could these massive animals survive such a world-wide flood? Since I originally wrote this post new evidence has come to light. Published on June 21, 2009, in the Zoological Society of London’s Journal of Zoology and reported in science daily states…
“Scientists have discovered that the original statistical model used to calculate dinosaur mass is flawed, suggesting dinosaurs have been oversized.”
This is quite a revelation considering this is one of the opposition’s main arguments that responded to my post. While it still is possible the Ark contained non-adult dinosaurs in order to fit them on the boat and survive, we are beginning to see new calculations of dinosaurs which make their size smaller which would have an major impact on available room as well, but either way, all the land animals, two of each kind were able to fit on the Ark.