Re: addendum

From: bivalve (bivalve@mail.davidson.alumlink.com)
Date: Thu May 22 2003 - 15:56:23 EDT

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    >Concerning the olive leaf in the dove's beak (Gen.8:11), it is surely not hard to imagine there would have been floating mats of plant detritus on what would have been an endless ocean of predominantly _fresh_ water. <

    If the flood waters were relatively calm (contrary to some flood geology scenarios), then a stable mat might provide shelter for some plants and small animals. However, a freshwater flood or a layer of fresh water on top of seawater has the major disadvantage of killing off much marine life. Many marine taxa cannot survive in fresh water. A freshwater layer on top of salt water isolates the salt water from oxygen, as in the Black Sea.

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