[b-hebrew] Eden

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon Jun 14 05:34:45 EDT 2004

On 12/06/2004 12:28, Karl Randolph wrote:

>The problem of locating Eden is the extent of the flood under Noah. If 
>it was world wide, as the text says, then, according to experts in 
>hydrology, it would have completely rearranged the surface of the 
>earth, effectively destroying the original Eden. ...

According to experts in geology, it would not have done - a one year 
long flood would certainly not have rearranged the continental plates, 
although it would have caused extensive erosion. For that matter, 
according to experts in geology, and chemistry and particle physics, 
there could not have been a world wide flood because there is simply not 
enough water in and around the earth's crust, and atoms don't simply 

So it comes down to which experts you prefer to trust; or else you 
accept that the world wide flood was a miraculous event, in which case 
no scientific experts' opinions on it count for anything.

Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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