Agreed about the mixing of salt and fresh water.
Read The Science of God by Gerald Schroeder (an MIT physicist).
Schroeder also (this is important!) happens to be a Jew, and correctly points out that the word for world/earth used is aretz, or adamah, IIRC, or some word that carries the implication that the flood disaster may have been a localized REGIONAL event.
A real eye opener of a good book, written by a physicist who holds a Biblical understanding.
Schroeder points out continually that there's less discrepancy between Biblical and scientific understanding than the popular culture would have us all believe.
posted on 04/27/2004 11:55:43 AM PDT
("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
> carries the implication that the flood disaster may have been a localized REGIONAL event.
Entirely reasonable. Floods are nasty, horrible things that can sneak up on you; if one is sufficiently big (such as would be expected for 5000+ years ago, with the Earth lurching out of the last ice age), it's easy to see that it could be seen as The End Of The World.
Comnpare that possibility to the patent absurdity of trying to use the Flood to explain mountains and the fossil record...
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