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April 7, 2014 By Beginning and End

Did noah's flood really happen? | Bible confirmed by science
An international team of scientists led by Graham Pearson, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Resources at the U of A, has discovered the first-ever sample of a mineral called ringwoodite. Analysis of the mineral shows it contains a significant amount of water — 1.5 per cent of its weight — a finding that confirms scientific theories about vast volumes of water trapped 410 to 660 kilometres beneath Earth’s surface, between the upper and lower mantle.
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April 7, 2014 By Beginning and End


In yet another confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy, scientists have now confirmed what Scripture refers to as “the fountains of the deep.” In the days of Noah and the Ark, these large pools of water beneath the Earth’s crust burst forth onto the surface providing the massive amounts of water needed for the global flood judgment. What has once been a source of skepticism and mockery for those who doubt the Bible, has now been confirmed by secular scientists, again showing that although written over 3,000 years ago, the Bible’s description of the Earth and its natural properties are indeed accurate.


A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The finding could help explain where Earth’s seas came from.

The water is hidden inside a blue rock called ringwoodite that lies 700 kilometres underground in the mantle, the layer of hot rock between Earth’s surface and its core.

The huge size of the reservoir throws new light on the origin of Earth’s water. Some geologists think water arrived in comets as they struck the planet, but the new discovery supports an alternative idea that the oceans gradually oozed out of the interior of the early Earth.


“It’s good evidence the Earth’s water came from within,” says Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The hidden water could also act as a buffer for the oceans on the surface, explaining why they have stayed the same size .

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25723-massive-ocean-discovered-towards-earths-core/#ixzz75bO2v3Uv








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This is neat but there is absolutely no way Noah's flood covered the entire planet. Rather, it covered the known "world" at that time. That would make much more sense than thinking Noah was gathering two of every animal on the planet. That alone should be a red flag. That would mean he would have to have two humpback whales, to kangaroos (only Down Under), two penguins (only in Antarctica), two Portuguese Man-O-War jellyfish, two giant clams from the south Indian/southwest Pacific ocean, and two of that species of fish that's only found where I grew up in the southern US. Plus he would have to have room for all these creatures, along with 7 of each clean animal (people tend to leave that part of the story out). This is in addition to how much rain would have to fall to cover the entire planet... think about that too: That's higher than Everest. That's nearly one billion cubic miles of water and that's with a 25% margin of error. As one person's calculations put it, that's 1.35 quadrillion Olympic-sized swimming pools.


Now according to usgs.gov, a one-inch rainstorm drops 27,154 gallons of rain. The height of Mt. Everest is 29,031.7.

29,031.7 x 12 inches per foot = 348,380.4

There are approximately 36.48 billion acres of land on the planet. So an inch of rain on each of those acres altogether equals 990,577,920,000,000 gallons of rain

Now take the height of Mt. Everest in inches, 348,380.4, and multiply that by 990,577,920,000,000, and you get a total of 345,097,932,000,768,000,000 gallons of water. That's 345 quintillion gallons.

I would go further to calculate how much time it would take for that much water to fall but I think the point is made.


So all that math and the logistics stuff about the animals, let alone the weight of the animals in a wooden ship that was only so big... It makes far more sense for the flood to just cover the area that was known to the Hebrews as the "world" than it would to cover an entire planet.


And that's why I don't believe the Flood covered the entire planet. This didn't make sense to me as a kid, much less an adult. Even with several trillion gallons as a margin of error, it still couldn't have happened.

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