SORRY, science people — evidence for a global Flood keeps piling up. No doubt your sinful, scientific brains are still shaken by our earlier report of research from that venerable creationist website, the Institute for Creation Research (ICR).
You don’t remember that report? Your Curmudgeon knows better, but we’ll let you pretend that you missed it. Check it out: Creation Science Proves Noah’s Flood.
And now those tireless creation researchers have done it again! We present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from ICR’s latest world-shaking news: Stunning New Evidence of a Higher Ancient Sea Level. The bold font was added by us:
According to the record in Genesis, there was a time when the entire surface of the earth was inundated with water. This possibility has been ridiculed because of questions regarding the origin and destination of all the extra water that supposedly would have been required to accomplish this. But newly described fossils of marine creatures found in a rock quarry in Bermuda indicate that ancient sea levels used to be 70 feet higher than they are today, which presents a puzzle to standard geological thinking.
Wow! Sea levels “used to be 70 feet higher” than now. Let’s think about the significance of that … Mt. Everest, located at the confluence of Nepal and Tibet, is 29,000 above sea level, so … . Well, never mind. Let’s read on:
There is little room for doubt now that sea levels have changed over time.
Or that land levels have fluctuated. These things have been known since the science of geology was first developed, a couple of generations before Darwin. We continue:
This evidence does not fit with naturalistic theories of origins, which assume that presently observable processes were responsible for all past geologic events.
What? What?? Here’s more:
Such an assumption arbitrarily omits the testimony of ancient written records, including the Bible and its account of Noah’s Flood. According to Scripture, the ancient earth was overflowed by water entirely. Thus, at some point, the sea level would have been higher than it is today.
Okay. Moving along:
The evidence at Bermuda can be interpreted according to either a creationist or an evolutionary viewpoint. However, the naturalistic evolutionary view must blindly guess at what could have caused the ocean to be 70 feet higher in the past, while Bible-based history relies on the eyewitness account of a world-destroying flood — a fitting place to begin an interpretation of the Bermuda marine fossils.
That was the end of the ICR article. Where does this leave us? It leaves you with a choice to make. You can choose either a blind naturalistic guess, or the comforting eyewitness account of Bible-based history.
While your head is spinning as you try to digest this stunning new discovery, permit your humble Curmudgeon offer some information that may help as you struggle to regain a grip on reality. It comes from here: Bermuda Islands: Formation and Geology:
Together with the submerged, encircling reef, they [the Bermuda islands] form the edge of a volcanic caldera, to the south of which the islands lie. … The volcano was formed on the fault line from which the Atlantic oceanic tectonic plates expand, pushing the Old and New Worlds away from each other. The volcanoes were formed by the Bermuda hotspot. A submarine volcanic mountain range, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge was formed atop this fault.
But the theory that the Bermuda Islands (and their marine fossils) rose from the ocean as a result of volcanic action is just a “blind, naturalistic guess.” It could have been Noah’s Flood! It’s all a question of one’s worldview.
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