More thoughts on Noah’s flood

50 problems and answers for Noah's Ark.

I have just seen this post: ‘Defending the Flood’ by Matthew2262’s blog.
It is well worth a read and provides answers to these objections:

  • It is impossible for one man and his family to build an ark.
  • The Ark is too large to have been made from wood.
  • It is not feasible for every type of animal on the planet to travel to Noah.
  • There was not nearly enough time to load all the animals on the ark.
  • There are millions of animal species in the world … It would therefore be impossible to enclose even a fraction of them on an Ark.
  • Where was all the room for the food? What about animals with specific diets?
  • Where did all the (flood) water come from?
  • How did the Ark survive all the Tsunamis?
  • Enough oxygen and warmth for the animals?
  • Does Ice Core Evidence contradict the Bibles flood story?
  • Relative Mountain Ages and erosion.
  • A year long flood should be recognisable in sea bottom cores, but it doesn’t show up?
  • Why is there no evidence of a flood in tree ring dating?
  • There would be so much heat energy it would boil all the water in the ocean.
  • Cenozoic sediments are post-Flood.
  • Why are most sediments on high ground?
  • Radiometric dating is consistent with geological dates.
  • How come the sorting of fossils in the fossil record is perfect for evolution?
  • How did fossils end up under coral reefs?
  • Why are smaller organisms found in the lowest strata?
  • Why are foot prints sorted in geological layers?
  • Why don’t we find human artefacts mixed in with other extinct animals?
  • Ecological information is consistent within but not between layers.
  •  How can surface features like, up-right trees, wind blown dunes, river channels, beaches, animal burrows etc, appear in geological layers far below the surface?
  • How does a global flood explain angular unconformities?
  • When did granite batholiths form?
  • How can a single flood be responsible for such extensively detailed layering?
  • The Green River formation in Wyoming contains 20,000,000 annual layers …
  • Mature forests layered atop each other–all with upright trunks, in-place roots, and well-developed soil …
  • Much limestone is made of the skeletons of zillions of microscopic sea animals. Some deposits are thousands of meters thick. Were all those animals alive when the Flood started?
  • How could a flood have deposited chalk?
  • How could the Flood deposit layers of solid salt?
  • Hermatite Layers … in an oxygen-rich regime would almost certainly be impossible.
  • Where did all the organic material in the fossil record come from?
  • How do you explain the relative commonness of aquatic fossils?
  • How did modern plant species survive?
  • How did fish survive the flood?
  • How did diseases survive the flood?
  • How and why did animals disperse so far from Mt Ararat?
  • All the animals would be inbreeding with each other to propagate the species. This would cause serious genetic problems.
  • How did short-lived species survive?
  • How could more than a handful of species survive in a devastated habitat?
  • How could more than a handful of the predator species on the ark have survived?
  • How did the Human Population rebound so fast?
  • There should be historical records from various other cultures describing a global flood, not just Genesis.
  • Why do other flood myths vary so greatly from the Genesis account?
  • The Egyptians (among others) have written records dating well back before 2250 B.C. but there is no sign of this global flood.
  • How can a literal interpretation be appropriate if the text is self-contradictory?
  • If your style of Biblical interpretation makes you take the Flood literally, then shouldn’t you also believe in a flat and stationary earth?
  • Jesus spoke in parables. So why would we think Genesis was not a parable also?
  • Why would an omnipotent God use a global flood to kill all of mankind?

See Matthew2262’s blog

By Peter Reason