Did you all know that over 70% of the earth is flooded right now? Yeah, just look from a shuttle, and you will see. To conclude that the remaining 30% land was not also covered by water is a 3/10ths chance. So that leaves 7/10ths probability that the earth was once completely covered. :D Hah! Bet you never thought of that one! ;)
quote: While what you said was complete nonsense, I think I can show you why (assuming you weren't being sarcastic). For a complete flood, you would need the highest mountain to be covered by water. If this mountain's height was 3000M, with your reasoning, it would have 70% chance of being flooded. But the chances would be the same if the mountain was 10000M high. You get such an absurd result because you can't use probability this way. It would be like saying that a room that has a pool covering 50% of its surface has 50% chance of being flooded (by what?).
That could pose a problem, I suppose. I've read arguments from creationists against this. Some have proposed that there was supernatural involved.
But let's assume you are correct. Would it be logical to conclude that these mountains were that high prior to the flood? Or that perhaps these mountains were created either after the flood, or as a result of the seismic upheavel caused by the flood?
In addition to this, let us not fail to recognize the fact that sea fossils have been found on the peaks of very high mountains. It is my theory that these mountains were pushed up after the flood, since the earth was still suffering seismic after-shocks.
quote:Before addressing this, the issue of whether there was a flood needs to be addressed. Can you provide any evidence of such a phenomenon?
Not necessarily. The only question posed is, "were these mountains always there?" So regardless of whether a flood was in the picture or not matters little. Remember, the argument is that too much water would have been needed to cover these mountain peaks. I simply do not subscribe to the idea that the mountains were that high prior to the flood. And for good measure, mountains and islands are even being born today.
Could our oceans of today (that cover the earth) simply be the "left-overs" of the flood? Did the rest of the water partly vaporize and also settle into the earth as we know it?