If someone chooses to believe that, it is their own business.
A day with God is as a thousand years (or millions, or billions); we don’t get to set His calendar.
I have to agree with him. All of the science points to the fact that there was once an inland sea covering much of North America. I can take anyone in Dallas to see white rock outcroppings that show without a doubt that the sedimentation layers were laid down along a long period of time -- not a single, global flood.
Furthermore, if all of the fossils were laid down in a single flood event, we would expect a uniform mixture of fossils. We don't find that. Instead, we find fossilized species grouped in specific layers -- the same layers that we find all over the world.
Did Noah's flood happen? Absolutely -- the Bible tells us so. Did it cover the entire planet? No. The Bible says that it covered eretz -- a word that can mean anything from a local region to the land of Israel (the most common usage) to the entire planet.
God's revelation to us through his creation is no less truthful than his revelation to us through his word. God's creation overwhelmingly tells us that the flood did not cover the entire planet. Since the Bible does not require the entire planet to be covered by a universal flood, then we should not force an arbitrary meaning to a word in the Bible.
Mary Schweitzer is famous for having proved that some dinosaur fossils from the nearby Hell Creek formation contain soft tissues, including blood cells.
No, dear Brian, Mary found FOSSILIZED soft tissue STRUCTURES, which she then DEMINERALIZED in an EDTA solution. Not one "blood cell" has been found.....but they did find FOSSILIZED blood cells.
Some things, Brian, need no argument to be made against them. Why give credibility to the lunacy that Man walked in the land of vegetarian T. rex?
Only recently has truth began to triumph. Continuing research in many fields is finally sorting fact from fiction.
The real debate is when the land now covered by sedimentary layers was flooded and for how long, not whether the land in question was once covered by water.
Creationists and evolutions are in perfect agreement that sedimentary layers were created when the landmass in question was underwater.
So it is a question of age and mechanism of action, not what occurred. Kansas, Pennsylvania, Montana, Mongolia, etc. were all once underwater.