Aquatic species and the global flood
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Demonstrating the obvious
It should be clear that the story of Noah’s Ark and the flood is a myth. Unfortunately, because of the growth of creation "science", scientists are forced to run studies with computer models to demonstrate the obvious to fundamentalist Christians, who likely won't listen anyways.
Problems with the survival of aquatic life
Changes in salinity would have killed many of the fish. Most marine life cannot survive in water of reduced salinity, and likewise most freshwater creatures cannot tolerate increased salinity. This is a simple fact due to the nature of their evolved osmotic membranes, which tend to allow water itself to move in only one direction - into the animal in salt water, and out of it in fresh water.
Models of the global flood result in ocean currents fluctuating between 40 and 80 meters per second, a speed of 4000% (40 times) as fast as the fastest ocean currents today, which peak at 2 meters per second. This would have caused massive turbulence that many species would be unable to survive.
Aquatic species such as the various stingrays, which spend most of their time in close proximity to the ocean floor, would be repeatedly bashed against the bottom of the ocean, a collision they would be unable to survive even once. All coral reef fish, and the reefs themselves, would meet a similar fate, and yet the fossil record oddly contains perfectly preserved coral reefs in strata that creationists claim were deposited by the flood.
The global flooding and the extreme turbulence caused in the Noah's Ark myth would have stripped the earth of topsoil. This would have caused extreme problems for aquatic species that require clear water, and they would choke on particulate concentrations nearing 30%.
Coral reefs, which consist of the accumulated calcareous exoskeletons of tiny invertebrate polyps, provide a habitat for many creatures. They are also very sensitive to changes in salinity, temperature and depth (which includes higher pressures and lower levels of sunlight); the corals would not have survived such a massive inundation.
The flood would have caused a fluctuation in the water pressure that would kill many animal species either from decompression or excess pressure.
Goddidit! He can do anything, you evilutionist fools!
Since they claim He could do that, when Creationists are asked why God didn't simply destroy all the sinners & not bother with the need for an ark and a flood, they had no clear answer (other than "God works in mysterious ways"... which would appear to be verbal shorthand for "We don't have a good answer to that").
- Global flood
- Insects during the global flood
- Plant survival during the global flood
- Post flood animal survival
- Answers in Genesis
- A critical look at Noah's voyage, from the Internet Archive
- ICR:Patterns of Ocean Circulation Over the Continents During Noah's Flood
- Gulf stream velocities
- See the article on manta rays at wikipedia.
- Why the flood is not global Archive copy at the Wayback Machine