Nothing in this paper argues ‘for’ or ‘against’ theology-creationism, or ‘for’ or ‘against’ gradualism-evolution. My sole interest is finding facts without regard to whether they support one side or the other of the argument. My opinion is they both are about equally in error.
In late 2014, several scientists published papers on the first direct evidence of massive reservoirs of sub surface water that is three times the size of Earth’s surface oceans. The reservoirs are about 750 miles below the Earth’s crust. The following graphic illustrates the relationship. (205) Illustration by Jack Cook Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The blue ball at “A” represents the amount of ocean water compared to the size of the Earth. The two small blue balls at “B” represent the amount of fresh water lakes and river water compared to the size of the Earth. The large blue ball at “C” represents the relative amount of water in sub surface reservoirs. Any transfer of the sub surface water to the surface oceans would cause massive flooding of the world’s oceans.
I contend that is exactly what happened 12,900 years ago. A massive comet strike in the Pacific Northwest (The Sacajawea Impact Crater) penetrated the Earth’s crust, and the exit crater at Taklimakan released a vast amount of the subterranean water reservoir into the oceans, causing a global flood some 800’ above the then ocean level, or about 500’ about current sea level today.
Edited March 11, 2017