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Like most of us who believe in the Bible, I have always thought that a massive flood once took place on our planet. It is true that I have gone back and forth at times on the matter. I have wondered if said flood literally encompassed the entire Earth, or merely covered the area that the ancient Hebrews regarded as the “world” or the “earth.” I have geared towards believing that the Great Flood actually only occurred near the ancient Middle East. I held to this largely for scientific reasons, but I shouldn’t have. As with almost everything else in science, the data about a great flood was sure to change. It was also fabricated to begin with.
I have come to believe that the entire Earth—every last bit of it—was once flooded. While the “scientific evidence” had me believing otherwise, that same evidence now has me thinking differently. Two things changed. The first was my realization of the extent to which marine fossils exist all over the world, from the highest mountains to the driest deserts. The second was the prevailing scientific ideas about how that actually happened. They are bad, and that is putting it mildly.
At more than 29,000 feet in height, the summit of Mount Everest is the highest point above sea level in the entire world. We have all heard of it, and some of us have heard of those who seek to someday scale the giant mountain. Far fewer realize that the remains of sea creatures have been found there. The remains of crinoids—marine animals that are a class of echinoderms (like starfish)—have been discovered on Everest. Larger and far more advanced creatures have been found on the Himalayas too, like the “world’s oldest whale.”
So, marine fossils clearly exist atop the very highest places on the planet. Most of us know that such relics have no business existing on of our most prominent mountains ranges. But ask the mainstream scientific community how that may have occurred, and you will be stunned. Their answer? The shifting of tectonic plates and the movement of the Earth’s crust. You guessed it: as these phenomena occurred, giant pieces of land literally burst forth from hundreds (or even thousands) of feet below the sea.
We now find marine fossils on the tops of mountains because they all once existed beneath the oceans. You know, where sea creatures live.
Putting aside the fact that something of that magnitude—a mountain anywhere near the size of Everest emerging from the sea—has never happened in recorded human history, there is another massive problem here. Simply put, most of our spectacular mountain ranges (like the Himalayas) are believed to be more than a billion years old. Sometimes, much older. Hmmm . . . the mountains are that old, but they existed beneath the sea when ancient whales, dolphins, and myriad other types of sea life were swimming around.
Something smells a bit fishy, if you ask me.
Considering the fact that whales, for example, are generally believed to have arisen around 55 million years ago, we have a giant issue on our hands. The whales arose 55 million years ago, but the mountains we have found them on came to exist more than 1 billion years ago (at least). Math is not my strongest suit, but that is a separation of at least 945 million years, give or take. It seems to me that the whales would need to have existed before the mountain ranges did, if they were to have become fossilized on them. Right?
There is absolutely no way that marine fossils could exist on mountain ranges, if the mountain ranges came to exist hundreds of millions of years before the sea creatures themselves! The mountains would have existed very long before creatures like whales were ever around. Yet, whale fossils (and others) exist on our highest mountains.
I simply don’t see a reenactment of Free Willy, where a giant whale jumps 29,000 feet out of the water and lands on a mountain. But that’s just me.
More than that, we have found ancient whales, dolphins, large fish, and aquatic sloths in abundance in most of the world’s deserts. Chile’s Atacama Desert and the Pisco-Ica Desert are two very notable examples.
But how do we explain that particular phenomenon? That’s simple: a bazillion kajillion years ago, the Earth was a very different place. Our deserts were underwater. Our mountains were beneath the sea. Most of our seas were actually dry land. Waterfalls flowed up from the ground, and toilets even swirled backwards!
Oh, the stories our mainstream scientific community will tell us. Ask yourself this: do these explanations make sense of the marine fossils found all over the globe, from the driest deserts to the highest mountains? Or, might something else be just a little more logical: a little easier to swallow?
Perhaps our most basic intuitions are right on this one. Maybe the Earth was once covered with water because of a cataclysmic event; that is how the remains of deceased sea life ended up scattered almost everywhere imaginable.
But where have we heard that before?
For more about the Great Flood and a host of other interesting phenomena, see my new book God Made the Aliens.
Connor, Steve. “World’s oldest whale is found in the Himalayas.” Independent. 22 December 1998. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worlds-oldest-whale-is-found-in-the-himalayas-1193848.html
Khot, Mishana. “Why Are There Fish Fossils High Up In The Himalayas?” The Weather Channel. 29 June 2018. https://weather.com/en-IN/india/news/news/2018-06-29-fish-fossil-himalayas
“Whale Evolution.” American Museum of Natural History. https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/whales-giants-of-the-deep/whale-evolution
“Why are there fossils on the top of Mount Everest?” Answers. http://science.answers.com/Q/Why_are_there_fossils_on_the_top_of_Mount_Everest