From: Michael Roberts (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Nov 30 2002 - 17:40:47 EST
Surely this is absolute confirmation of YEC. I turn and repent in sackcloth
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Burgeson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 12:23 AM
> This week's "helpful YEC missive" from AIG says:
> "Q: Doesn't it take millions of years for coral reefs to form?
> A: If Noah's Flood occurred only about 4,500 years ago, as the Bible
> indicates, then the coral reefs, such as the famous Great Barrier Reef in
> Australia, must be less than 4,500 years old.
> At one of the the Barrier Reef's underwater observatories great clumps of
> coral are already growing on the large anchor chains! This has certainly
> not taken millions of years.
> Also, there's some fascinating research on coral growth conducted by
> Australian scientists. They found that the average growth of certain
> corals was over a half an inch per year. Now, the deepest part of the
> Great Barrier Reef is around 180 feet. At this growth rate, the entire
> reef could be explained in less than four thousand years--which fits the
> Biblical date of the Flood!"
> Anyone know the obvious answer to this one?
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