Global or large regional flooding is virtually never mentioned in the classroom. Evolutionists do everything they can to keep discussion of a global flood out of state science standards. The Encyclopedia Britannica’s section on “flood” does not even mention ancient, massive flooding.
Yet there is no doubt that the Earth’s entire surface was once submerged by global flooding. With only a slightly flatter topography, the current 71% water coverage of the Earth’s surface would easily cover 100% of usable land.
Why the hostility to teaching this? For starters, a massive flood breaks the alleged chain of evolution for terrestrial species. The theory of evolution relies entirely on hundreds of millions of years of uninterrupted development. If there is an interruption — such as a great flood — the theory collapses. One such deluge in the last 10,000 or even 1 million years wipes out all the prior alleged development, with inadequate time remaining.
But there is another reason for Darwinists to oppose discussion of catastrophic floods in class: It might spark students’ interest in the Biblical Flood.
The American West.
The great American West is a favorite topic for teachers, movies and television shows. Many families, at some time or another, go on a vacation out West. From the Grand Canyon to the Great Salt Lake to Yellowstone, it attracts tourists worldwide.
Few learn, however, that the Western terrain is a former sea bed. The Encyclopedia Britannica concedes this, and the evidence is overwhelming.
For starters, the West has several large lakes at high elevations and far from the ocean. Some of these lakes are even saltier than the ocean. The Great Salt Lake, for example, is an enormous body of water typically 3-5 times saltier than the ocean. It is nearly 1000 miles away from the coast, and almost a mile high.
The Great Salt Lake is the remnant of a massive body of water that covered it and all land below. School science standards do not teach students any of this.
Hundreds of miles south, there is another lake saltier than the ocean: Mono Lake. It is about 6,300 feet above sea level, and likewise has ancient origin.
Merely a few hundred miles south of that is the Grand Canyon. The same water that flooded the region a few hundred miles to the north must have also flooded it.
Indeed, the top layer of the Grand Canyon is covered with Kaibab Limestone, which can only be formed on an ocean floor or a coastal plain. Moreover, there are numerous fossils there of ocean creatures, such as brachiopods, coral and sea lilies.
But no one will find this in science standards or school textbooks. The evolution-inspired dogma is that the Grand Canyon was carved over an extremely long period by the freshwater Colorado River. The shape of neither the Grand Canyon nor the Colorado River supports that theory.
The Canyon itself looks like a basin formed by a collapsed sea floor, with sharply rising walls and a breadth far wider than a river could carve.
The shape of the Canyon is inconsistent with the theory that the Colorado River carved it. Moreover, the River flows through younger parts of the Canyon, suggesting that the River is younger than the Canyon.
The limestone deposits at the Grand Canyon and all around the world confound those who deny a global flood. Limestone exists in the Midwest in addition to the West, and even in the high mountains of Afghanistan far from any ocean.
Limestone is “a rock that is formed chiefly by accumulation of organic remains (as shells or coral).” http://www.m-w.com Limestone develops in a marine environment, as in the ocean.
Combined with a similar type of carbonate rock, the dolomite, they occur in all continents and constitute about 20% of all sedimentary rock. Evolution theory relies heavily on fossils in these carbonate rocks.
Funny, though, that science standards never mention limestone. How, for example, could it have been deposited more than 2 miles above sea level, without any water in sight?
The caves of Afghanistan have been widely discussed in the news ever since the 9/11 terrorist attack. Some are man-made, but many are natural.
The natural caves are lined with limestone, and could only have been formed by massive flooding of the region. But they are located up to 15,000 feet (nearly 3 miles) above sea level, more than 500 miles from large bodies of water.
To form, limestone requires organic remains and lots of water. The limestone deposits nearly three miles high in Afghanistan could only have occurred after the origin of many species. But the existence of much water at that height would have wiped out all terrestrial evolution that supposedly preceded it.
Shouldn’t this be in state science standards?
State Science Standards.
The conservatives on the Kansas Board of Education inserted the following statement into its 2000 Science Standards, as an example of the dynamics of earth’s constructive and destructive forces: “Discuss major river floods and resultant sedimentary rock deposition.” The evolutionists then removed it.
That is typical. The only references to any flood in the current Kansas Science Standards are this: (1) “Practice tornado drill procedures; talk about the dangers of lightning and flooding” and (2) “How can channeling a stream promote flooding downstream?” Item (2) may be there to convey a pro-environmentalist message.
Ohio’s revised standards are also distorted. The term “fossil” is referenced 11 times, while “limestone” is not referenced even once.
Ohio’s revised standards fail to reference “flood” a single time in the context of global or massive regional flooding.