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Apologetics Press :: In the News

Where Would You Expect to Find Flood Fossils?
by Dave Miller, Ph.D.
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If the Bible is the inspired Word of God, its record of the global Flood is completely factual (Genesis 6-9). If the entire world was at one time covered in water for over a year, then one would expect to find evidence of sea life on mountains all over the world. If, on the other hand, the Bible is dismissed out of hand as fiction, one would have to postulate alternative explanations to account for the physical evidence on Earth that point to a global Flood. Rather than interpreting this evidence in the context of catastrophic turbulence that occurred quickly and briefly, one would have to cling persistently to the notion of naturalistic forces operating slowly over long periods of geologic time. This tactic is precisely what commands (or shall we say strangles?) the thinking of geologists, biologists, and other scientists who assume an evolutionary hypothesis.

One recent example of this blind commitment to bias is a research team’s evaluation of a recent discovery. Researcher’s were “surprised to find thick layers of ancient lake sediment filled with plant, fish and animal fossils typical of far lower elevations and warmer, wetter climates” (“Fossils Found...,” 2008). The fossil evidence was found 15,000 feet high on Tibet’s desolate Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau, the rock desert and cold, treeless steppes comprising Earth’s highest land mass (“Fossils Found...”). According to the lead researcher, the finding, which “calls into question the validity of methods commonly used by scientists to reconstruct the past elevations of the region,” “has yielded surprising results that are inconsistent with the popular view of Tibetan uplift” (“Fossils Found...,” emp. added).

It never seems to bother evolutionary scientists to put forth their imaginary machinations to account for the condition of the Earth and life on it, to do so with an air of scientific certainty, even infallibility, and have their claims transmitted to school textbooks for children to absorb as scientific fact, only to recant their original assertions as “called into question” and “inconsistent with the popular view.” Since time and again, yesterday’s scientific “fact” has become today’s superstition, with “scientific” theories relegated to the dust bin of ignorance, why give credence to today’s half-baked conjuring?

Understand, you senseless among the people; and you fools, when will you be wise? He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see? He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct, He who teaches man knowledge? The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law (Psalm 94:8-12).

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile” (1 Corinthians 3:18-20).


“Fossils Found in Tibet Revise History of Elevation, Climate” (2008), Science Daily, June 12, [On-line], URL:

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