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  • Biblical-Type Floods Are Real, and They're Absolutely Enormous

    09/04/2012 8:31:09 AM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | 29 Aug 2012 | David R. Montgomery
    Geologists long rejected the notion that cataclysmic flood had ever occurred—until one of them found proof of a Noah-like catastrophe in the wildly eroded river valleys of Washington State. After teaching geology at the University of Washington for a decade, I had become embarrassed that I hadn’t yet seen the deep canyons where tremendous Ice Age floods scoured down into solid rock to sculpt the scablands. So I decided to help lead a field trip for students to see the giant erosion scars on the local landforms.We drove across the Columbia River and continued eastward, dropping into Moses Coulee, a...
  • Potential Origins of Europeans Found

    11/11/2005 1:09:32 AM PST · by AlaskaErik · 107 replies · 3,276+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 10, 2005 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    A study of DNA from ancient farmers in Europe shows sharp differences from that of modern Europeans — results that are likely to add fuel to the debate over European origins. Researchers led by Wolfgang Haak of Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, argue that their finding supports the belief that modern residents of central Europe descended from Stone Age hunter-gatherers who were present 40,000 years ago, and not the early farmers who arrived thousands of years later. But other anthropologists questioned that conclusion, arguing that the available information isn't sufficient to support it. Haak's team used DNA from 24...
  • Scientists Discover Lost World (8,000 Years Old)

    02/15/2004 4:03:44 PM PST · by blam · 88 replies · 1,928+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-15-2004
    Scientists discover lost world A prehistoric lost world under the North Sea has been mapped by scientists from the University of Birmingham. The team used earthquake data to devise a 3D reconstruction of the 10,000-year-old plain. The area, part of a land mass that once joined Britain to northern Europe, disappeared about 8,000 years ago. The virtual features they have developed include a river the length of the Thames which disappeared when its valley flooded due to glaciers melting. This is the most exciting and challenging virtual reality project since Virtual Stonehenge. Professor Bob Stone Professor Bob Stone, head of...
  • Studying Evidence From Ice Age Lakes

    09/11/2007 4:25:24 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 681+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 9-11-2007 | Geological Survey of Norway
    Source: Geological Survey of Norway Date: September 11, 2007 Studying Evidence From Ice Age Lakes Science Daily — During the last Ice Age, the ice dammed enormous lakes in Russia. The drainage system was reversed several times and the rivers flowed southwards. A group of geologists is now investigating what took place when the ice melted and the lakes released huge volumes of fresh water into the Arctic Ocean. ”The ice-dammed lakes in Russia were larger than the largest lakes we know today,” Eiliv Larsen, a geologist at the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), tells me. He is in charge...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover 7 000-Years-Old Settlement

    07/03/2009 5:16:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 470+ views
    Novinite / Sofia News Agency ^ | Thursday, July 2, 2009 | unattributed
    Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered a 7 000-years-old settlement close to the northeast city of Shumen. The village dates back to the Stone-Copper Age, and is located in the locality of Chanadzhik, near the village of Sushina and the Ticha Dam. The archaeologists have discovered over 300 finds, most of which are made of marble. "These items are extremely rare. They were worn by very specific people. These are decorations that were not available to the masses. There are also others that are made of clay or bone," explained Stefan Chohadzhiev, an archaeology professor at the Veliko Tarnovo University, as quoted...
  • Dugout probably dating to prehistoric age discovered at Black Sea bottom

    12/01/2008 6:08:18 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 542+ views
    FOCUS News Agency ^ | November 29, 2008 | unattributed
    A dugout probably dating back to the prehistoric age has been discovered the bottom of the Black Sea, National History Museum Director professor Bozhidar Dimitrov told Focus News Agency. On Friday evening at some 15 miles in the sea, east of Maslen Cape, between the seaside cities of Sozopol and Primorsko, a fishing ship found an enormous dugout, he added. "You can find nowhere similar dugouts, as well as any type of vessels older than 3 years of age, because water rots the wood away, but in the Black Sea below a certain depth there is dissolved sulphuretted hydrogen, which...
  • Scientists hunt for evidence of Noah's flood in Black Sea

    07/17/2003 7:27:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 67 replies · 714+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7/16/2003
    <p>In 1994, archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert rode around northern Turkey in a dirty white Toyota van looking for evidence of ancient civilizations around the Black Sea. Every time he and his team would ask locals for the whereabouts of centuries-old ruins, they'd get the same response. "Everyone kept pointing us to the sea," Hiebert recalled.</p>
  • Black Sea Trip Yields No Flood Conclusion (Noah's Flood?)

    07/31/2004 4:37:21 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 1,055+ views
    Newsday ^ | 7-31-2004 | Richard Lewis
    Black Sea Trip Yields No Flood Conclusions By RICHARD C. LEWIS Associated Press Writer July 30, 2004, 2:06 PM EDT PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Four years ago, scientists thought they had found the perfect place to settle the Noah flood debate: A farmer's house on a bluff overlooking the Black Sea built about 7,500 years ago -- just before tidal waves inundated the homestead, submerged miles of coastline and turned the freshwater lake into a salty sea. Some believed the rectangular site of stones and wood could help solve the age-old question of whether the Black Sea's flooding was the event...
  • Making Waves Over Noah's Flood (Black Sea)

    01/14/2003 7:53:47 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 482+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1-14-2002 | Robert Cooke
    Making Waves Over Noah’s FloodSome research backs the biblical story and some finds no evidence of the catastrophe By Robert Cooke STAFF WRITER January 14, 2003 Scientists are seriously challenging a recent, fascinating proposal that Noah's epic story - setting sail with an ark jam-full of animal couples - was based on an actual catastrophic flood that suddenly filled the Black Sea 7,500 years ago, forcing people to flee. In a detailed new look at the rocks, sediments, currents and seashells in and around the Black Sea, an international research team pooh-poohs the Noah flood idea, arguing that all the...
  • Scientists hunt for evidence of Noah's flood in Black Sea -

    07/17/2003 5:42:16 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 9 replies · 234+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 16, 2003
    Posted 7/16/2003 2:45 PM Scientists hunt for evidence of Noah's flood in Black Sea NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — In 1994, archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert rode around northern Turkey in a dirty white Toyota van looking for evidence of ancient civilizations around the Black Sea. Every time he and his team would ask locals for the whereabouts of centuries-old ruins, they'd get the same response. "Everyone kept pointing us to the sea," Hiebert recalled. Hiebert knows now why they did. After some preliminary trips, the University of Pennsylvania professor and other scientists will go on a first-ever effort to excavate ancient ships...
  • Why I think Noah's "erets" flood occurred around 9,000 - 12,000 B.C. and ended in Turkey.

    04/19/2002 12:51:23 PM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies · 1,160+ views
    Trust the Bible DOT com ^ | 2002 | Wayne McKellips
    Why I think Noah's "erets" flood occurred around 9,000 - 12,000 B.C. and ended in Turkey. Intro: For a long time I thought the flood waters destroyed all air breathing life on earth, except for those in the ark. That view has problems. I now believe the flood, at the minimum, filled the land of Turkey up with water. As 1st Samuel 30:16 shows sometimes "the whole earth" or "all the earth" can refer to a country or land area. The word translated land or earth in 1st Samuel 30:16 is the main one of the two words used...
  • Black Sea Starts to Yield a Rich Ancient History

    04/12/2006 7:36:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday 20 January 2003 | Guy Gugliotta
    The ship had a cargo hold filled with ceramic jars, some -- and perhaps all -- of them filled with salt fish. It probably left from a seaport in what is now Turkey and sailed northwest through the Black Sea to the Crimea to pick up its load. Then, for unknown reasons, it sank in 275 feet of water off the present-day Bulgarian coast, coming softly to rest on a carpet of mud. Last week, archaeologists announced they had found the long-lost vessel. Sunk sometime between 490 B.C. and 280 B.C., it is the oldest wreck ever found in the...
  • Expedition crew combs Black Sea for Noah's Ark&lt;BR&gt;Scientists seek habitat described in Bible b

    09/06/2001 8:35:40 AM PDT · by zbogwan2 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 09-06-01 | Veselin Toshkov / Associated Press
    <p>SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Could it be that Noah's Ark lies well-preserved somewhere in the inky depths of the Black Sea? A U.S.-Bulgarian scientific expedition is combing the Black Sea for traces of a lost civilization -- a mission that could shed more light on the controversial timing and site of the biblical Great Flood.</p>
  • Ballard Chases History Again In The Black Sea

    08/14/2007 1:32:33 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 1,017+ views
    The Day ^ | 8-14-2007 | Katie Warchut
    Ballard Chases History Again In The Black SeaExcavation of shipwreck part of 3-leg research trip By Katie Warchut Published on 8/14/2007 It's a painfully slow process, watching a robotic arm brush, inch-by-inch, the sediment off a 900-year-old shipwreck 400 feet underwater in the Black Sea. But when the dust settles, Robert Ballard, president of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium, and his team hope to have a better look into a time capsule of early human history. About 6 miles off the coast of Ukraine, Ballard watched from a NATO research vessel Monday on a high-definition plasma television screen....
  • Scientists Prepare to Excavate Black Sea

    07/22/2003 7:13:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies · 1,134+ views
    AP Science ^ | 7-21-2003 | By RICHARD C. LEWIS, Associated Press Writer
    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. - In 1994, archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert rode around northern Turkey in a dirty white Toyota van looking for evidence of ancient civilizations around the Black Sea. Every time he and his team would ask locals for the whereabouts of centuries-old ruins, they'd get the same response. "Everyone kept pointing us to the sea," Hiebert recalled. Hiebert knows now why they did. After some preliminary trips, the University of Pennsylvania professor and other scientists will go on a first-ever effort to excavate ancient ships and a possible human settlement left mummified in the Black Sea's oxygen-free waters. Scientists hope...
  • Why Noah's Flood was Local

    05/29/2006 6:28:25 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 254 replies · 2,980+ views
    I often hear skeptics point to the belief in the global flood as a reason to not believe Christianity. I also see "Christian" creationist groups condem other Christians who believe the local flood is the literal interpretation. It's time we start telling "Christian" groups like ICR and AIG to stop turning people away from the Bible and tell them to stop their childish, immature attacks on other Christians (AIG recently refused to be subject to review, now there's the making of a cult!). And it's time for Christians to stop blindly believing everything they are told, just because it comes...
  • Archaeology: Black Sea's ancient coast found - report

    07/08/2011 6:50:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Sofia Echo ^ | Thursday, July 07, 2011 | staff
    Bulgarian scientists have found the ancient shores of the Black Sea, currently deep beneath the waves, which they claim were the original shores about 7500 years ago, when the Black Sea at the time was just a fresh water lake... The team, led by Professor Petko Dimitrov of the Institute of Oceanology in Varna, which is part of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), returned from an expedition aboard the research vessel Akademik, saying that they have found the ancient coastline close to the Cape of Emine. Archaeological evidence suggest that this particular spot was part of the ancient coastline,...
  • Marine Team Finds Surprising Evidence Supporting A Great Biblical Flood

    09/10/2007 8:00:41 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 25 replies · 1,473+ views
    Science Daily ^ | September 10, 2007 | Unattributed
    Did the great flood of Noah's generation really occur thousands of years ago? Was the Roman city of Caesarea destroyed by an ancient tsunami? Will pollution levels in our deep seas remain forever a mystery? ~snip~ "When I was looking for a partner, I needed to find a team of marine scientists who were leaders in their fields," says Weil, a Swedish environmental philanthropist who helped conceive and fund the idea of giving a free, floating marine research lab to any scientist who needed it. "I didn't want us to be just another Greenpeace group of environmental activists. My dream...
  • Questions about Noah's Flood Theory

    07/21/2002 8:38:34 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 260+ views
    Questions about Noah's Flood Theory Many scientists accept the idea that the biblical story of Noah's flood was inspired by a sudden inundation of the Black Sea by the Mediterranean 7500 years ago. But new research suggests no such flood occurred. Geologists Bill Ryan and Walter Pitman of Columbia University crafted the "Noah's Flood Hypothesis" in 1997 to explain the sudden appearance of saltwater mollusks in 7500-year-old Black Sea sediments. They proposed that during the last Ice Age, some 18,000 years ago, sea levels dropped enough to isolate the Black Sea from the Mediterranean Sea. Rain and rivers then turned...
  • Flood Expedition Inspires 'Noah's Ark' in Bulgaria

    08/27/2002 5:12:41 AM PDT · by Tancred · 1 replies · 311+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 27, 2002 | Reuters
    Flood Expedition Inspires 'Noah's Ark' in Bulgaria Tue Aug 27, 7:17 AM ET SOFIA, Bulgaria (Reuters) - An expedition looking to prove that the great biblical flood occurred in the Black Sea has inspired Bulgarian entrepreneurs to build a replica of Noah's Ark aimed at luring tourists. The wooden vessel, 368 feet long, will shelter exotic animals while actors play the biblical figures of Noah and his family, project manager Nikolai Kanchev said Monday. The Ark will be built near the Black Sea resort of Slanchev Bryag and open for visitors next year, Kanchev told Reuters. Last year U.S. geologist...
  • Did Noah really need the Ark?

    12/11/2001 2:56:51 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 13 replies · 584+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 12/8/01 | Kevin Cox
    "And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth; and all the high hills that were under the whole heaven were covered. Fifteen cubits did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered." Genesis 7, verses 19-20 Stories about cataclysmic floods prompted by angry deities have abounded in European and Asian mythology for thousands of years, but geologists paid little heed. Then, in 1997, two Columbia University geology professors, Walter Pitman and William Ryan, stunned the earth-science community with their theory that there had, in fact, been a great deluge around 7,000 BC -- the same time that the Bible says ...
  • New findings put Noah's epic story to the test

    02/06/2003 1:21:58 PM PST · by vannrox · 43 replies · 508+ views
    Newsday ^ | 3-5-03 | By Robert Cooke
    <p>Scientists are seriously challenging a recent, fascinating proposal that Noah's epic story -- setting sail with an ark jam-full of animal couples -- was based on an actual catastrophic flood that suddenly filled the Black Sea 7,500 years ago, forcing people to flee. In a detailed look at the rocks, sediments, currents and seashells in and around the Black Sea, an international research team discounts the Noah flood idea, arguing that all the geologic, hydrologic and biologic signs are wrong.</p>
  • Noah's Ark Flood Spurred European Farming

    01/24/2008 3:04:09 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 193+ views
    Canada West ^ | Randy Boswell
    Noah's Ark flood spurred European farmingAncient Canadian flood cascaded changes across Europe Randy Boswell , CanWest News Service Published: Monday, November 19, 2007 A British scientist has found evidence linking the catastrophic collapse of a glacial ice dam in Canada more than 8,000 years ago and the rapid spread of agriculture across Europe around the same time. The dramatic discharge of freshwater from prehistoric Lake Agassiz - which covered much of Central Canada at the end of the last ice age - has long been blamed for altering global climate patterns and raising sea levels around the world by at...
  • Noah's Ark Flood Spurred European Farming

    11/18/2007 8:58:45 AM PST · by anymouse · 63 replies · 152+ views
    Reuters) ^ | Nov 17, 2007 | Maggie Fox and Catherine Evans
    An ancient flood some say could be the origin of the story of Noah's Ark may have helped the spread of agriculture in Europe 8,300 years ago by scattering the continent's earliest farmers, researchers said on Sunday. Using radiocarbon dating and archaeological evidence, a British team showed the collapse of the North American ice sheet, which raised global sea levels by as much as 1.4 meters, displaced tens of thousands of people in southeastern Europe who carried farming skills to their new homes. The researchers said in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews their study provides direct evidence linking the flood...
  • Explorer Who Discovered The 'Titanic' Sets Out To Prove That Noah's Flood Formed Black Sea

    07/22/2003 6:51:44 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 1,024+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 7-23-2003 | David Usborne
    Explorer who discovered the 'Titanic' sets out to prove that Noah's flood formed Black Sea By David Usborne 23 July 2003 The Bible tells us how the Great Flood happened, compelling Noah to herd all of animal life into his Ark. The skies opened and it rained incessantly, in fact for 40 days and 40 nights. But some scientists have another theory altogether and this week an expedition will leave for the Black Sea to try to prove it. Among the team will be Robert Ballard, the American underwater explorer who became famous when he found the Titanic beneath the...
  • Making Waves Over Noah’s Flood.

    01/14/2003 6:32:06 PM PST · by vannrox · 81 replies · 1,289+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 14, 2003 | By Robert Cooke
    <p>Scientists are seriously challenging a recent, fascinating proposal that Noah's epic story - setting sail with an ark jam-full of animal couples - was based on an actual catastrophic flood that suddenly filled the Black Sea 7,500 years ago, forcing people to flee.</p> <p>In a detailed new look at the rocks, sediments, currents and seashells in and around the Black Sea, an international research team pooh-poohs the Noah flood idea, arguing that all the geologic, hydrologic and biologic signs are wrong. Little that the earth can tell us seems to fit the Noah story, they say.</p>
  • New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths

    05/31/2002 5:00:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 48 replies · 3,406+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | May 28, 2002 | Brian Handwerk
    New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News May 28, 2002 Ancient stories of massive floods pass from generation to generation and in many places in the world are integral to a people's spoken history. The tales differ by locale, but commonly feature either torrential rains or a hugely destructive wall of water bursting into a valley, destroying everything in its path. In many cases, the flooding is an act of retribution by displeased gods. Scientists, historians, and archaeologists view many of these enduring tales as myth, legend, or allegoric tales meant to illustrate moral principles....
  • Danube Delta Holds Answers to ‘Noah’s Flood’ Debate [science]

    01/23/2009 8:15:56 PM PST · by Coyoteman · 49 replies · 735+ views
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ^ | January 22, 2009 | Media Relations
    Did a catastrophic flood of biblical proportions drown the shores of the Black Sea 9,500 years ago, wiping out early Neolithic settlements around its perimeter? A geologist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and two Romanian colleagues report in the January issue of Quaternary Science Reviews that, if the flood occurred at all, it was much smaller than previously proposed by other researchers. Using sediment cores from the delta of the Danube River, which empties into the Black Sea, the researchers determined sea level was approximately 30 meters below present levels—rather than the 80 meters others hypothesized. “We don’t...