It is my contention that what precipitated the Great Flood of Noah was a series of meteor strikes that cracked the singular continent of the First Earth and uncorked the subterranean waters referred to in Scripture as the “Fountains of the Deep.” Today evolutionary scientists have concluded that it was a meteor strike that created the mass extinction that included not only the dinosaurs but about 95% of all species.
Creationists maintain that a very slight water vapor canopy had existed in the First Earth and provided a greenhouse effect that made global temperatures quite moderate. There were no polar ice caps then. These were formed after the destruction of the water vapor canopy and the cracking of the singular continent into our present seven continents.
The force of the meteor impacts released the underground aquifers along the entire ridges of the cracking continents. Ancient sources corroborate the Biblical record regarding the Fountains of the Great Deep.
“...early Jesuit scholars who were among the first Europeans to visit China had the opportunity in the Imperial Library to study a vast work consisting of 4,320 volumes, said to have been handed down from ancient times and to contain ‘all knowledge.' This great book included a number of traditions, which told of the consequences that followed ‘when mankind rebelled against the high gods, and the system of the universe fell into disorder.' ‘The planets altered their courses. The sky sank lower towards the North. The sun, moon, and stars changed their motions. The earth fell to pieces, and the waters in its bosom rushed upwards with violence and overflowed the earth’.” (Fingerprints of the Gods, Graham Hancock, Three Rivers Press, NY, 1995, pgs 193, 194)
There is good reason to believe that the meteors ranging in size could have affected the angle of the Earth’s orbit causing the appearance of a shift in the motion of the planets. It is possible that the elliptical orbit of the earth was caused by the meteor strike itself, changing it from a more circular orbit as exhibited by our neighbor Venus.
If the orbit of the First Earth was circular, it would create less dramatic climactic changes in the seasons. The elliptical orbit of the sun aggravates the seasons considerably toward extremes in our diminished Second Earth. This may have caused our year to increase slightly causing the lunar calendar to go off synchrony from the solar calendar.
Again we have the familiar story of the flood; not some sedate mythological rendering of a local flood, but rather a violent, cataclysmic upheaval, which brought the floodwater from the depths of the earth and altered the entire planet. “The earth fell to pieces, and the waters in its bosom rushed upwards with violence and overflowed the earth.” No clearer explanation of the bursting fountains of the deep and the shattering of the continents can be found that corroborates the Hydroplate Theory.
On June 12, 2014, a scientific study was published in the journal Science, By Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Illinois and Brandon Schmandt, a seismologist at the University of New Mexico, which claimed to have found a giant subterranean ocean in the transition layer between the upper and Lower Mantle. “The transition zone can hold a lot of water and could potentially have the same amount of H2O as all the Earth’s oceans.”
The water is contained in a rare mineral called ringwoodite, which is formed under extremely high pressures from another mineral called olivine. Some reports estimate that this underground ocean may contain as much as three times the amount of water in our present oceans.
This transition zone is found between 250 and 410 miles below the surface of the earth, and it proves conclusively that large volumes of water could have been ejected as the biblical “fountains of the deep” that created the global inundation chronicled by all ancient civilizations. The sudden pressurization created by several large meteor impacts were then followed by the subsequent depressurization created by the ejecting matter from these strike zones. The loss of all that weight in stone would have triggered and explosive outgassing of this underground ocean These could have easily caused massive amounts of water to eject upwards like a shaken soda pop bottle suddenly uncorked.
It seems that before the continent of Pangaea was split into the present seven continents, many magnificent beasts roamed the whole of the Northern Hemisphere, uninhibited by the present Atlantic Ocean. From Alaska, through all of North America, Britain, Germany and into present day Russia. Mammoths roamed in proliferate numbers freely and uninhibited. For a more detailed study of the Mammoth and the Flood, I wholeheartedly recommend Sir Henry Howorth’s, “The Mammoth and the Flood.”
The Berezovka Mammoth found in 1901 was flash frozen in a struggling position in a freshly eroded bank, some 100 feet above Siberia’s Berezovka River. It is presently displayed in the position it was found at the Zoological Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. His trunk and part of his head had been scavenged by modern predators and have been reconstructed.
It took Russian scientists, led by Dr. Otto F. Herz, a month to excavate the remains of this marvelous beast from the icy ground. Ten pony-drawn sleds then took it over 2,000 miles to the Trans-Siberian Railroad, where he was shipped to the St. Petersburg Zoological Museum; today’s leading institution in the study of mammoths.
The 50-year-old male mammoth was found in the upright position he is displayed at the museum.
“His back was excessively humped, and his straightened front legs were rotated forward at the hips into an almost horizontal position. This strange contorted position was further exaggerated by his raised and spread front legs. Several ribs, a shoulder blade, and pelvis were broken. Amazingly the long bone in his right foreleg was crushed into about a dozen pieces, without noticeably damaging surrounding tissue. His shaggy, wirelike hair, some of it 20 inches long, was largely intact. His erect penis was horizontally flattened. (This organ in an elephant is round, S-shaped, and never horizontal.)” (In the Beginning, by Walt Brown, Center for Scientific Creation, Phoenix Arizona, 2001, pgs. 164, 165)
In order to reproduce the physical evidence found in this mammoth, we must conclude that the beast must have been quickly covered by ice, which crushed his bones while keeping them in place. Otherwise, the leg would have been severely mangled. The weight of the beast upon his penis then flattened it, as the ice above him compressed him to the ground.
A picture taken by Dr. Walter Brown shows the animal’s penis in the erect and flattened condition it was found. As Dr. Brown viewed the condition of the animal’s reproductive organ, he realized that this explained the conditions that caused the demise of the beast. Slow suffocation of male elephants can produce penile erection. Because the body is amazingly designed to regulate internal functions, when oxygen is in short supply, the brain reduced the oxygen consumption of less critical systems, causing his penile erection.
“Suffocation is also implied with four other frozen giants in this region. Vollosovitch concluded that his second buried mammoth, found with a penile erection on Bolshoi Lyakhov Island, also suffocated. A third example is provided by Dima, whose ‘pulmonary alveoli suggested death by asphyxia’ after ‘great exertion just before death.’ The Pallas rhinoceros also showed symptoms of asphyxiation.
‘The blood vessels and even the fine capillaries were seen to be filled with brown coagulated blood, which in many places still preserved its red colour. This is exactly the kind of evidence we look for when we want to know whether an animal has been drowned or suffocated. Asphyxia is always accompanied by the gorging of the capillaries with blood.’
Von Schrenck’s rhinoceros was found with expanded nostrils and an open mouth. Investigators concluded, ‘that the animal died from suffocation, which it tried to avoid by keeping the nostrils wide asunder. In all, three mammoths and two rhinoceroses apparently suffocated. No other cause of death has been shown for the remaining frozen giants.
Sanderson describes another strange aspect of Berezovka.
‘Much of the head, which was sticking out of the bank, had been eaten down to the bone by local wolves and other animals, but most of the rest was perfect. Most important, was that the lips, the lining of the mouth and the tongue were preserved. Upon the last as well as between the teeth, were portions of the animal’s last meal, which for some almost incomprehensible reason it had not had time to swallow. The meal proved to have been composed of delicate sedges and grasses…’
Another account states that the mammoth’s ‘mouth was filled with grass, which had been cropped, but not chewed and swallowed.’ The grass froze so rapidly that it still had ‘the imprint of the animal’s molars’ Hapgood’s translation of a Russian report mentions eight well-preserved bean pods and five beans found in its mouth.
Twenty-four pounds of undigested vegetation were removed from the Berezovka mammoth and analyzed by Russian scientist, V. N. Sukachev. He identified more than forty different species of plants: herbs, grasses, mosses, shrubs, and tree leaves. Many no longer grow that far north: others grow both in Siberia and as far south as Mexico.” (In the Beginning, by Walt Brown, Center for Scientific Creation, Phoenix Arizona, 2001, pg. 165) (Emphasis mine)
Evolutionists have no known mechanism that could reproduce all of the conditions found in the Berezovka Mammoth. But, the Hydroplate Theory can explain all of them. The jetting water from the “fountains of the deep” was thrust above the atmosphere, where the effective temperature is several hundred degrees below zero Fahrenheit. The water quickly froze and eventually returned as hail, causing a downward draft of frigid air from the upper atmosphere to drop with the massive hailstorm from above. This effectively dropped the temperatures to the levels needed to flash freeze these giants, and buried them under tons of ice. In this way, the animals suffocated and their lungs were filled with the particulate matter contained in the hail.
The type of ice found around these frozen giants indicates that it formed under conditions of low atmospheric pressure, and contained salt, and rock, as well as dissolved Carbon Dioxide. These are all conditions, which are predicted by the Hydroplate Theory. Normal hail is produced by evaporated water, which contains no salt. Only the supersonic jets of the “fountains of the deep” could energize salt water above the atmosphere to create this unusual form of Type 3 ice.
The Wooly Mammoth has been popularized, as an animal that inhabited areas of extreme cold by evolutionarily inspired artistic depictions of Neanderthals hunting them in the snow. It is popularly believed by many evolutionists that man hunted them to extinction. The fact that so many were found flash frozen has led evolutionists to assume that he lived in cold climates during their presumed long ice age. But, there is absolutely no evidence to support such an assumption. On the contrary, the anatomical evidence suggests that Mammoths were no different from modern elephants. Their skins were similar in thickness and structure, lacking oil glands, and making them susceptible to cold, damp climates.
The hair in mammoth’s lacked the erector muscles to fluff them up and create insulating pockets of air, such as is found in arctic animals. The long hair on a mammoth’s legs hung to its toes. Had it walked on snow, the ice would have caked on its hairy ankles, and would have pulled the hair each step made into the snow.
All hoofed animals living in the snow have fur, instead of hair. The accumulation of snow on the greaseless hair of the mammoth would have worked against him by allowing more snow to touch his skin, increasing the heat transfer 10 to 100 fold. This would have required the animal to consume much more food to maintain his metabolism, during an extended ice epoch where the food would have been scarcer.
As a matter of fact, the modern elephant, which differs from the mammoth only by four or five nucleotides, can be found existing naturally and exclusively in warm or hot climates today. (“If Not a Dinosaur, a Mammoth?” Science, Volume 253, September 20, 1991, pg. 1356) Moreover, the elephant gets a stomachache if the temperature comes close to the freezing point, and their newborns are susceptible to pneumonia. They must, therefore, be kept warm and dry, in zoos, which reside in a colder climate. Such conditions in the wild would have kept them from surviving, much less thriving in the numbers that we find in these regions.
Had they truly lived in such cold climates as evolutionists assume naively, then they would have had to eat snow to obtain the 30 to 60 gallons of water that they need each day to survive. The metabolic heat needed to melt such amounts of snow would consume half of the elephant’s daily caloric intake, in an environment that could not support such abundant grazing.
Today’s elephants spend an average of 16 hours in the day foraging for food in areas that are relatively lush both in summer and in winter. It would be impossible to provide the large quantities of food necessary to sustain a mammoth in such cold environments. An average elephant today requires 330 pounds of food every day, and he is decidedly smaller than the mammoths.
Contrary to these evolutionary artistic depictions, the environment of the mammoth was completely different. Fruits of trees some 90 feet tall and temperate species of grass have been found in their stomach contents, which prove that the area was indeed a temperate zone. In the Siberian islands vast quantities of fossilized forests, with leaves, and fruits, such as plums, have been found. These could not have been transported to this area by rivers, or the leaves and fruits would have been long gone during their transport.
Such animals as the vole, which burrows, could not have dug through the thick permafrost that presently covers this entire Arctic region. It would have been impossible for voles to have survived in this region during a prolonged ice age, as evolutionists imagine.
Buried in the frozen soil of the tundra, encircling the entire North Pole, are vast cemeteries of flash frozen creatures of all kinds; not just the more celebrated Mammoths. Remains of untold number of creatures, such as, bison, horses, sheep, rhinoceros, giant oxen, tigers, reindeer, antelopes, camels, musk sheep, giant beavers, donkeys, badgers, lions, elk, giant wolves, ground squirrels, cave hyenas, bears, and mastodons as well, as the mammoths show that this area supported an enormous ecosystem, which thrived in great numbers. Some are completely preserved in ice, such that, the Arctic Wolves and the Polar Bears of today feed upon them, when they become exposed and thaw out. The fact that often both carnivores and herbivores are found buried together suggests that their deaths are contributable to a singular catastrophe.
How else would you explain the enigma that, below the miles of ice in Antarctica, we have found the world’s richest deposits of oil and coal? Both are products of decaying animal and plant life, which could not have existed in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, unless there was a more temperate climate in these areas, at that time.
Unlike Siberia, Antarctica was not located, as far south toward the pole, as it is presently found. Through the movement of the plates, it has shifted further south. Certainly, rivers once flowed in this incredibly pristine continent, for the sedimentary deposits in the ocean floors are proof that mighty rivers once flowed through the heart of that continent. It is, in fact, proof that our planet had once a mild and temperate climate throughout.
Had the movement of Antarctica taken the millions of years predicted by evolutionary tectonic theory, all of the vegetation would have long ago decomposed before reaching the polar freezing temperatures. There would not have been any way that the giant coal deposits could have formed as these giant mounds of washed up vegetation was exposed to huge pressures.
To be sure the shift in tectonic hydroplates has caused it to migrate southward, through the passage of time. But the speed of movement and the change in temperatures on our planet came in a time frame that was much more drastic than evolutionists realize, or are willing to admit. The initial movement of Antarctica was initiated by the larger meteor strike and the subsequent rising Mid-Atlantic Rift. Its movement has since been minimal due to the angular momentum of the spinning earth and its location at the pole.
Trapped under the enormous weight of the First Ice Age, all the plant life and animals were crushed. When the First Ice Age ended, the Second Ice Age came at its heels and reburied it for the second time all that rotting material under tons of ice.
Even though the Second Ice Age glaciers have melted considerably slower than the First Ice Age, we can see these drastic changes created by temperature throughout the planet as we look back in time to the type of fauna that once existed in our equatorial regions, which are now rapidly becoming more and more arid. Under the great Sahara desert, modern satellite pictures, equipped with cameras that can capture images in certain varying wavelengths, have shown that buried under the tons of shifting sands, there is the evidence of vast forests teeming with life. Once upon a time, this area had fertile valleys and many winding rivers. As our world has slowly lost its glaciers, the rising temperatures have created vast areas of deserts and wasteland where vegetation is scarce, and life is highly untenable.
But, this movement of the tectonic plates in Antarctica does not explain how the Arctic Ocean floor contains the largest coal bed in the world. For this area has not shifted in the same way that Antarctica migrated southward as a result of the tectonic hydroplate shifts that were precipitated by the meteor strike that caused the Great Flood. These huge deposits must have been created by the vegetation debris of the Great Flood that washed over the North American continent and Siberia into the Arctic Sea. The same process could have also added to the giant coal deposits of Antarctica.