The earth has the largest amount of ocean water in the solar system. No one can answer the origin of the seawater and the history of seawater increase. This vast amount of seawater makes the global flood possible.
This alone, is the most powerful evidence of the global flood.
Juvenissun writes: Look up geologic term: "continental aggregation". No thanks, it's up to you to make your case. Just explain to us why you think 'continental aggregation' can show that a global flood happened.
No. Excellent point. We are not talking about the time scale of Noah as we know it now. Then you have me more than usually confused. When was the global flood that we're talking about? Generally it's supposed to be about 4,500 years ago
Noah's Flood is a BIG issue. It includes several major issues and many minor issue. The whole story is closely related to the whole Christian doctrine. So, the exploration HAS TO be restricted to one major (or even minor issue at a time). That is why most (if not all) talks about Noah's Flood are a total confusion.
Do not ask about time, only talk about the possibility and mechanism of the global flood. People usually abandon this discussion even it is very focused.
First, we must agree that a global flood is possible. This is the seawater problem. Then, we must see how to make it possible. This is the land problem.
Continental Aggregation: A tectonic process through which a continent on the earth becomes larger and larger. If you want to know more, then ask specific question.
How does subduction figure in to that? My understanding is that continents - and tectonic plates in general - are growing on one side and shrinking (subducting) on the other, leaving their size roughly constant.
No. Once a piece of continent is made, it will not disappear, even it may split into smaller pieces. That is why the land (continent) on the earth becomes larger and larger through time.
Subduction only makes more continental mass. It is the key process of continental growth.
But Juvenissun is saying that, "the land (continent) on the earth becomes larger and larger through time." Message 1916 My understanding is that the continents are rearranging their pieces but not changing significantly in total size. Gondwanaland was pretty much the same size as all of today`s continents, wasn`t it)
The oldest continent is measured about 4.x billion years old. Gondawanaland is about 0.3 billion years old. So, there was about 3.x billion years of time to allow the Gondawanaland to "grow" into its size.
Yes, today's land IS slightly larger than that at 300 million years ago. Do you live in the US? The North America continent became a slightly larger in the recent few millions of years.
Your flood couldn't have been billions or even millions of years ago, people have only been around as modern H.sapiens for at most 200,000 years and your book has the flood only a few thousand years ago so what is the relevance of all this?
I am talking about the possibility of the global flood. I do not care about other noises. Do you agree that the global flood, at some time in the earth history, is a possibility?
It doesn't matter what you care about, if you're going to attempt to show that there has been a global flood as written in your bible you're going to have to present the complete case not a tiny bit that you 'care about'.
At this stage, you either talk about the global flood, or you talk about Noah. Either one of them is complicated enough. To mix them, anyone would quickly get lost unless you can simply deny the whole thing (if so, you should not be here)
OK, a water world, would all the questions about the global flood still be the same? Source of water? Basin of water? You can not run away from the problems just by changing the terms.