This series is about examining little known facts about the Evolution/Creation debate and why they are hidden from mainstream America. These articles are not designed to start a debate/argument or even to change minds, but to simply present ideas, discuss tough topics, and clear up some myths and misconceptions to promote thinking for oneself. What you choose to do with this information is up to you.
The Biblical story of Noah and the Ark is known worldwide. I don’t have to tell you the story, because you likely already know the basics.
God gets angry at Man for his sinful ways, decides to send a global flood to wipe the Earth clean, saved a few humans and two or more of every animal on a big boat, and they repopulate the planet.
You’ve heard this story. But what you haven’t heard is that this story is more than just a Biblical legend. It’s a Global Story.
In fact, there are somewhere between 300 and 500 different (yet very similar) Global flood stories from cultures all around the world. And they almost all follow the same pattern as the story of Noah.
How is this possible? These cultural stories would predate the Bible, so it’s not like they all read it and memorized it. And yet, the story is pretty much the same everywhere, especially the part about a god sending a Great Flood.
Why a flood? Why not fire? Hail? Plagues? Asteroids? Giant man-eating monsters? No deviation, the one thing they ALL have in common is a Great Flood.
What would make more sense? That all these different cultures all happened to come up with the exact same fictional story in their history by accident? Or that this is all the same story that had been passed down generation to generation as man spread out over the Earth, slowly being influenced by individual cultures as they grew?
And the theory of a Global Flood can explain so many things that Evolution has a hard time explaining:
- Clastic Dikes, where an “older” layer of sediment (that has supposedly had millions of years to harden into sandstone) oozes upward into “younger” sediment layers.
- Spontaneous Layer Sorting, where laboratory experiments have shown that after mixing sand, mud, and clay slurry, as the mixture slows down, the sand, mud, and clay start to separate out all on their own, forming individual layers, like water and oil do in a glass.
- Marine Fossils in the Mountains, where seashells and fossils of sea life have been found high in the Sierras, the Swiss Alps, the Himalayas, and many more mountainous regions all over the world.
- And so much more (Extensive Strata and Pancake Layering, Whale Fossils found vertical in a diatomaceous earth quarry, Frozen Mammoths, Fissures in the Rocks, and Erratic Boulders).
The idea of a Global Flood is a great one, but there is one problem. It’s a Bible story.
And our Evolution Culture can’t allow a Bible story to be true, so they do their best to explain these things away or tell us that they are unimportant details that mean nothing, when in fact, they could mean everything.
In fact, they’ve gone as far as touting a hypothetical class of extreme (and very large) hurricane, called a Hypercane, as a method of explaining away some of the issues above, even though a hypercane has never been recorded or observed.
It seems to be a simple case of trading a religious theory that can’t be proven for a non-religious theory that can’t be proven, so they can continue on with their business by conveniently brushing aside any questions that don’t support Evolution.
But what do you think? Do you think a Global Flood happened? Do you think the idea of a Great Flood and all the answers it can bring to questions Evolution can’t currently answer is something worth exploring? Or should it be automatically tossed in the bin because it’s a Bible story?
More to come.
Matthew Coker is a Media Director at a church in his hometown, where he also is a leader at a Celebrate Recovery program. He’s a huge comic book nerd, Whovian, and Funko Pop Collector. Matthew and his wife live in New Mexico.