Re: [asa] promise trumps biology

From: Randy Isaac <randyisaac@comcast.net>
Date: Fri Dec 12 2008 - 16:48:26 EST

>
> Because those who accept a local flood say it was contained in a bowl-type
> geography (not 'bowl' in shape, but in capability to hold water by having
> a enclosed wall of mountains with no opening)... which would be a subset
> of the known world, not the whole known world for the writers and readers
> of the original story... besides that, it is impossible to get walls to
> form a bowl- there are existing rivers acting as drainage systems... how
> high could the water possibly get before it is drained by the river
> system?
>
> ,,,Bernie

Perhaps some local flood advocates argue a bowl-type geography but not all.
There are those who observe that local floods were well known to have
occurred often enough to be within the experience of the people alive at
that time. The dilemma seems to arise with the insistence that terms like
"all" and "every" are quantitatively precise and demand an interpretation of
100%. They feel an unusually extensive flood that destroys a large part of
the population while a few surprisingly survive is not a "dishonest"
interpretation.

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