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TEN EVIDENCES FOR A UNIVERSAL FLOOD

1. Flood traditions all over the world.

a. "Dr. Richard Andree collected 46 flood legends from North and South

America, 20 from Asia, 5 from Europe, 7 from Africa, and 10 from the South Sea islands and Australia." (Daly, p. 47)

b. Many of these legends talk about a survivor of the flood who sounds very

much like Noah.

1. "Nu-u" (Hawaiian Islands)
      2. "Yima" (Persia)
      3. "An old man" (Cuba)
      4. "Nota" (Aztecs)
      5. "Noah" (Swiss legend)
      6. "Manu" (Hindu)
      7. "Noh" (Africa)

c. There are many similarities between these accounts and the Biblical

accounts of the Flood (Daly, pp. 47-57) (Perloff pp. 167-9)

2. The many fossils in the earth point to a need for catastrophe or

catastrophes which would fulfill the qualifications for fossilization (quick entombment of living creatures).

a. Today, almost all carcasses, etc.; decompose or are eaten by scavengers

(we do not have thousands of fossils of the bison that died in the American plains, for example). (Wysong pp. 355, 361)

b. Fossilization, therefore, is not the rule today, but the exception.

3. Thick layers of coal would require that even thicker layers of vegetable

debris would need to be entombed.

a. For example, a fifty foot layer of coal would require that 6,000 feet of

vegetable debris would be covered up rapidly enough so that it would not decompose

b. There is no evidence of coal formation of this volume taking place today..

4. Incised meanders (rivers which have eroded through layers of sediment

in a wandering pattern - an example is the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon).

a. Rivers do not erode into solid rock in a wandering pattern.

b. Conclusion:  These meandering rivers must have dug their path out while

the sediment was still soft (like right after a huge flood like the Genesis Flood).

5. High pressures in oil fields.

a. "High pressures require sudden, deep burial" (Whitcomb, THE WORLD THAT

PERISHED, pp. 124).  (Wysong 159, 160)

b. Because this pressure decreases with age, it can also be concluded that the

oil was formed in the not so distant past.

6. Poly-strata fossils (fossils which pass through many strata).  These

types of fossils would be expected if the strata were formed at the same time (as would be the case in a universal flood).

a. One example is large tree trunks turned into coal which pass through a

number of layers of sediment. (Wysong pp. 367,8)

b. A mammoth fossil has also been found which passes through a number of

different strata.

7. Fossils which give the appearance that they died instantly and/or

catastrophically.

a. Examples are fossils of fish that have smaller fish half swallowed,

dinosaurs with babies half-born, and mammoths with food undigested (Daly, pp. 61,2) (Wysong  p. 359) (Perfloff  p. 162)

b. Fish have been fossilized that give the appearance that they were fighting

for their lives when they were fossilized.

8. Marine fossils have been found on top of mountains, even on the top of

Mt. Everest (Daly pp. 95, 113) (Perloff p. 155)

9. Sedimentary rock.

a. Sedimentary rock (rock formed when sediment that has been laid down by

water turns to rock) covers ¾ of the world.

b. No process of sedimentation in operation today can account for how this

amount of sedimentation could be formed (Wysong pp. 357-361)

10. Tropical climate at the poles (fossils of tropical plants and animals that

frequent tropical climates have been found at the poles
(Daly pp. 234, 237)

Daly - EARTH'S MOST CHALLENGING MYSTERIES by Craig Press, 1972
Wysong - CREATION-EVOLUTION CONTROVERSY by Inquiry Press, 1976
Whitcomb - THE WORLD THAT PERISHED by Baker Book House
Perloff - TORNADO IN A JUNKYARD