REL: Evidence of global flood? Debate.
Con't from other thread, after ginger laid down the law (again;):
Where is this underground repository of water? Has anyone found it?
Originally Posted by MrsSmith
How is anything buried "where it lives" in waters turbulent and violent enough to create the strata?
The configuration of fossils definitely supports mass extinction. The biggest question is what caused the mass extinction. As many of the smaller organisms exist in oceans, they were buried where they lived. Those that floated up did not become fossils.
Why wouldn't at least a few be contained in later strata?
There is no reason to expect that there were enough humans on earth for many to fossilize, and of the few that may have, they haven't been found. Chances are excellent that they weren't running around with a herd of dinosaurs so didn't happen to die in the same place. If any were fossilized, we haven't excavated that/those places yet.
You ever been to the grand canyon? We know exactly why strata would shift and change. A particularly big reason is the same reason California shakes around every so often. No flood has ever produced distinct layers of rock like granite and limestone. How are heavier, denser layers of sediment going to be deposited on top of lighter sediment in a flood?
The strata may seem to organize in some way, but the strata seldom, if ever, line up correctly
Constant? I'm sure there are a few. If a flood had occurred these types of anomalies would be the norm.
and there are constant discoveries of one creature or another in a much older strata causing constant shifts of when a certain creature "evolved."
Relatively fragile volcanic strata is a far cry from limestone.
I'm sure some of the fossils were formed by forces other than the flood, also.
We've also seen how rapidly a volcano can build strata, and how quickly that new "rock" can be cut into canyons in Washington state, so it obviously does not always take millions of years to form layers.