Quote Originally Posted by Jobar View Post
Anyone else here a fan of Randall Carson?

Carson is a professor of geology, and a great speaker; I've watched any number of his videos, and learned a hell of a lot from them, particularly the ones on the great ice-age floods of the Pacific Northwest- Glacial Lake Missoula, and the like. He's a real scientist- but Lion, you should watch that video. His opinion is that many of the ancient tales of floods- and that of Noah is only one among hundreds- have hard geological evidence to back them.

Of course, if you're a literalist who insists the whole Earth had to have been drowned, he won't satisfy you. But not too long before humans started leaving simple records- only a moment ago, on the geological scale- sea level rose some three to four hundred feet!
I’m not certain why people want to give any credence to the Flood narrative regarding natural history. Civilizations sprung up around rivers. Rivers flood. Hence flood narratives.

They have recently unearthed evidence suggesting the mythical flood that started China’s dynastic history did actually happen. And over the period of 10,000 years, a catastrophic local flood is going to happen in lots of places. It is a shame the big flood in the US occurred after god was given credit for such things in 1913.