Ice Sheets

gordon brown (gbrown@euclid.Colorado.EDU)
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 12:07:04 -0700 (MST)


Based on your communications on the ASA reflector, I assume that you are
either a geologist or someone who has studied quite a bit of geology and
that you believe that the Noachian Flood was global. I am not a geologist.
(I only had one introductory course in geology, and that was in 1955.)
Thus my question for you is from a `layman's' perspective.

If the Flood was global, wouldn't it have floated whatever ice sheets were
on the earth at that time? If so, and if the Flood occurred only a few
thousand years ago, wouldn't the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets today
have only a few thousand annual layers of ice rather than the hundreds of
thousands that they reportedly have?

Gordon Brown
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395