Re: a simple test of Flood geology

Glenn Morton (
Thu, 04 Sep 1997 22:06:07 -0500

At 09:54 AM 9/4/97 -0500, Paul Arveson wrote:

> The standard Flood geology explanations of the separation of species
>talk about how the smaller animals got left behind at the bottom, and the
>faster and larger animals climbed higher to escape the flood. This kind of
>description I consider to be pre-scientific. When you can look through a
>microscope, this explanation fails. I defer to the expert knowledge of
>palynologists and petrologists such as John McKinnis and Glenn Morton on
>the conclusions of this test. They are pretty clear. There may have been
>a flood, or many floods, but they do not constitute all of earth history.

I thought of an analogy which should pretty well explain why the separation
of the species is impossible in the flood. Take a sifted sand, where all
the grains are about the same size. Separate the sand into different batches
and dye each batch a separate color. After this, put all of them into a big
jar, bucket or tub and stir them up. When the sand settles, the sand will
NOT be sorted into the different colors. But that is what global flood
advocates expect everyone to believe is not only possilbe, but quite likely.


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