This interesting volume on the geology and the history of science provides a nuanced discussion of the role of theological inquiry in the birth of earth sciences, and explores the role of flood mythology, especially the Christian stories of Noah's flood
, in historic and modern debates about creationism and the validity of scientific methods and evidence.
Prof Konotey-Ahulu quotes Dr Wieland as having said that the eight human beings who survived Noah's flood
can provide us with evidence to account for the different races on earth.
It is also the 7,000th anniversary of Noah's Flood
Up for discovery are such trifles as a re-enactment of Creation, Noah's Flood
and even The Nativity.
Grand Canyon: A Different View, consisting of over twenty section authors and compiled by Tom Vail, (3) rejects the idea of a millions-of-years-old canyon and proposes instead an approximately 4500-year-old canyon, wherein the mile-deep sequence of sedimentary rocks formed during the one-year-long Noah's Flood
, and with the entire canyon being excavated since that flood event.
There are many references to 40 days in the Bible: it rained for 40 days and 40 nights during Noah's flood
, and Moses spent 40 days and 40 nights on Mount Sinai with God.
In his homily, the Archbishop of Canterbury reflected on the Scripture lessons from Genesis' account of the rainbow after Noah's flood
and Luke's story of how Jesus restored the sight of the blind man on the road to Jericho.
The American hospitality took them by storm when almost 4,000 people came to see the Newcastle youngsters perform Benjamin Britten's opera Noah's Flood
13) The selection of the date for Noah's flood
(which depends entirely on the ages of the biblical patriarchs and the times of their begetting) is as dubious as is the alleged event.
In The Skin of Our Teeth, his Pulitzer Prize winning allegorical play, characters dash through history coping with the Ice Age, Noah's flood
, the Napoleonic Wars, and book burning, all within a few short hours.
One Wee Free minister, John MacLeod, caused anger earlier this year after he compared the Asian tsunami disaster to Noah's flood
The deluge would have to be Noah's flood
, however, to sink these battleships.
In fact, it was completely the reverse, for it was Lyell's observation of clear evidence that the temple's columns had once been submerged by water for a long period that led to his conception of geology as the story of forces acting continuously through the earth's long history--the opposite of the view that the earth had been shaped by catastrophes, such as Noah's flood
To them, intelligent design is merely a bridge to another place--a place where children are taught that the earth is 6,000 years old, that dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time and that the Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood
The Old Testament God drowns all the children of the world in Noah's flood
, incinerates all the children of Sodom and Gomorrah, and orders his followers to kill all living things in their conquest of Jericho.