Well, you may have thought I demolished the flood in my last post, but I'm back with more. And this time we aren't going to look at the scientific evidence against a flood, but historical evidence. First off, I'm going to need your full attention. I am going to explain some historical facts which lead to a monumental proof against the flood.
First off: If you read the genealogy in genesis, you can calculate that the flood began 1,656 years after the beginning of the world. Now, in the Biblical Year 3155, the temple was built (although Josephus recorded it as 3102). Now, the biblical year 3155 corresponds with the year 1000 B.C. Using that, we can trace when the flood happened by our mainstream timeline:
Bible Year: 1656-------------3155
B.C. Year: 2501-------------1000
Now, what could we possibly do to disprove this? Well, if we found cultures that existed before and after 2500 B.C., we can know that there was no global flood. We can know this because Noah and his family would have belonged to a single culture, and cultures springing back up using the same traditions they had before, with the exact same language, would be impossible. So do we have this? Yes. The Egyptian Pyramids were built about 2560 B.C. So apparently, the Egyptians weren't affected by the global flood! Assyria wasn't either, and neither was China or Sumer.
So we have historical documents attesting to the fact that there was no global flood, not to mention the evidence that the flood was borrowed from earlier myths.
[An interesting side note: Robert G. Ingersoll hypothesized that the flood legend originated from a story about how the earth began(See pages 57-58 in the link). The Babylonian creation myth tells of 8 people coming out of the waters and starting humanity. Thus, the story of the world's birth became the story of the world's rebirth.]
In Conclusion, I'd like to rebutt some of the supposed evidences of the Flood, and leave you with a few outstanding questions creation scientists need to answer.
Marine Fossils on Mountains
Fossils that go through millions of years worth of Rock
Noah's Ark has been found!
Fossils that show evidence of Rapid Burial
Questions for Creationists:
* If you were to take two of each kind, what would you do with colonial animals like ants and termites?
* Why doesn't mitochondrial DNA show that our population dwindled down to a few people several thousand years ago?
* How do you explain Plate Tectonics (The current creationist model would boil the ocean off)?
* Why do strata date to different ages?