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Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology, Part 1

Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology

Gregg Davidson and Ken Wolgemuth seek to remove the stumbling block of the Genesis flood in this four part series. Though many believe in an ancient world-wide flood, the evidence given does not hold up to geological scrutiny, but points rather to something regional instead. It is their hope that Christians will not walk away from faith in Christ simply because a global flood is not supported by science. Looking at natural phenomena like the Grand Canyon, salt beds, and fossil deposits, they reveal reasons for these deposits and structures while showing that their origin did not stem from a violent flood that covered the planet.
Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology, Part 1

Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology, Part 1

As Christians and geologists, we frequently encounter people with stories of storm-tossed and shipwrecked faith that started when they began to wrestle with apparent conflicts between science and the Bible. The stories have a common thread...
September 07, 2012 
Gregg Davidson, Ken Wolgemuth 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology, Part 2

Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology, Part 2

Young-Earth/Flood-Geology advocates consistently argue that “the plain reading of Scripture,” with six literal 24 days is the only interpretation of Genesis that is free of textual and theological problems. All other approaches are claimed to require hermeneutical manipulations that ultimately undermine the simple and clear message of the Bible.
September 08, 2012 
Gregg Davidson, Ken Wolgemuth 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology, Part 3

Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology, Part 3

We find no compelling evidence that the earth’s geological features can be explained by a global Flood. Here we consider three lines of evidence: global salt deposits, the order of deposition of sediment layers in the Grand Canyon, and the sequence of fossils in geological strata.
September 15, 2012 
Gregg Davidson, Ken Wolgemuth 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology, Part 4

Biblical and Scientific Shortcomings of Flood Geology, Part 4

In our final post in this series, we examine a fourth line of evidence—tree rings and lake sediment layers (varves)—which suggest that the earth’s geological features cannot be explained by a global Flood.
September 17, 2012 
Gregg Davidson, Ken Wolgemuth 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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