quote:Originally posted by forumaddict2:quote:Originally posted by The Cold Hard Truth:
uh-huh.. and how did they get all over the world where animals are unique to their continents?
It amazes me that people can take myth as fact..
Here ya go Noahs ark believers
The theory of Pangaea (which basically states that the continents were all connected forming one big "supercontinent") is probably true. Before Noah's flood, all of the land masses on earth were all joined to form one continent. This would eliminate the idea that animals would have to cross oceans to reach the ark.
If all of the animals lived on one continent, the environment and climate was probably consistent throughout the entire land. Therefore, animals would not adapt to their different climates because there was only one "superclimate." Any animals in existence would have already been adapted to their climate. Therefore, without the need for adaption, many less species of animals would have been in existence.
In addition, the story of Noah's flood explains the origin of tectonic plates. "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened." (Genesis 7:11 KJV) The "fountains of the great deep" refers to the water beneath the crust of the earth. The LORD caused these waters to burst forth from underneath, cracking and breaking the earth's crust and creating the tectonic plates. Thus, after the flood, the continents separated and all the animals of the earth were divided. Then, as climates changed due to the new location of the continents, the animals changed to adapt. This is called horizontal evolution; evolution within one class of animal.
YES, I copied and pasted this! Makes lots of sense to me.
You just can not have it both ways. If you believe that the Flood occurred only about 5,000 years ago, then it is irrational to suggest that tectonic plates that were allelgedly formed in association with the flood would have resulted--in only 5,000 years or so--in the separarion of continents into the configurations and positions that they now occupy.
The notion that Genesis 7:11 has anything to do with tectonic plates is pure speculation, generated by some of the extreme "Young Earth"
creationists who are stretching and torquing about any scripture they can in their attempt to show that the earth is only 6,000 or so years old. These are the same zealots who try to argue that dinosaurs and humans co-existed. PUL-e-e-e-ZE!