>What this means is that the global flood would be very harmful for Noah,
>the fish and life on earth. Belief in the global flood makes the Bible
>which is God's word, to look foolish and wrong. YEC advocates would
>do well to realize the problems their viewpoint adds to God's word.
Efforts to refute flood geologists by means of such creative and convoluted
reasoning are futile, Glenn. You should remember that if one is willing
to grant one miracle, the timing and prophecy of the flood itself, then
'patching' its consequences are mere details. If one can swallow a camel,
then swallowing a gnat, or even a mercurious fish, is no problem at all.
The same goes for all the other aspects of the story. If one is willing
to accept the time scale of 6 days as a miracle, then the creation of a
whole artificial universe with appearance of age is no problem at all.
It's wonderful how easy it is to solve all kinds of scientific problems
by a liberal application of miracles.
Paul Arveson, Code 724, Research Physicist, Signatures Directorate
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 20817-5700