Were the Chinese submerged during the Flood of Noah in the old testament of the Bible?
What evidence is there that a world wide flood happened in those times?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
If you follow it as written, the whole world was.
- corvis_9Lv 51 decade ago
None, there isn't enough water on the earth, in it's atmosphere or in the crust to raise the water level the five vertical miles needed to cover mount everest.
It's a ridiculous story that falls apart as you examine it.
Not enough water on earth, ok god just added more water. It fell as rain, so it had mass right. Sure. Adding that much extra mass would alter the earths two orbital relationships in a devastating way. The earth would fly out of it's orbit around the sun and the moon would be pulled down into a lower orbit, then break up when it passed the roche limit and come raining down onto the planet. Hmm, god magiked it so that didn't happen.
Was the water fresh or salty. well it was rain, and rain is fresh. Did Noah bring all the billions of species of sea creatures that wuold have died in brackish water with him on the ark. No. Every aquatic creature on earth would have been killed as a result of the change in salinity. From blue whales down to plankton, poof all dead. God magiked it so it was ok. Why not do the same for land animals? Dramatic effect, being a dick to make Noah work harder?
Adding all the water would have jacked up the earths gravity, increasing the atmospheric pressure. So? All the water vapor would have concentrated down near the 'oceans' surface so densely that air breathers would have suffocated as water vapor condensed in their lungs.
The closer you look the more 'god magiked it ok' has to be added. At some point you should be asking why you're even considering the idea seriously. It would have been easier and just as dramatic to have noah and his folks climb a mountain and just spontaniously combust everyone else. Would have made an impressive enough spectacle at night.
If you read the bible a bit more closely is explicitly says that all the people on earth are decended from Noahs family. Remember the tower of babel, that happened after the flood, in the bible anyway. Put simply, according to the bible there were no chinese before the flood.
As to the mountaintop fossils crap, fossils don't from on mountaintops, they can't form in places where water freezes and thaws regularly. Freezing water would destroy the impressions of the remains like it shatters a closed bottle full of water.
The fossils are remnants of ancient sebeds that were pushed up by geological forces, you know, plate tectonics. The african plate coliding with the eurasian plate forming the alps, the indian plate colliding with the eurasian plate forming the himalayas, etc.
- 1 decade ago
Okay, the Old Testament is just the thoughts of a set group of people several thousand years ago; it is not universal truth. Although many people seem to think it is; much of the land China comprises of would have at some time been below the sea level; it has been risen up by geological processes; there never was a global flood, there simply is not enough water to do – where has all the water gone now? It is likely that the floods mentioned in the Old Testament were either those relating to (past) global warming increasing sea level and pushing water into previously dry, inhabited areas. Or the flooding of the lands around the Black Sea; there are numerous theories for all matter of biblical events, I personally have no faith in the bible, but I understand that people do (yes I’m probably on a one way ticket to hell); so I say with respect to your faith that there never was a ‘global’ flood, fish are in rocks at the top of mountains because of tectonic uplift (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tectonic_uplift) these sort of theories have been with us since the early 17th century; (prehaps by your very ideas the fossils of thsoe fish could not be created, sinice it takes longer that 6000 years to make a fossil) they are universally accepted, why do you wish to hold so securly onto ideas that are so wrong? talking of wrong ideads; surely creative design vs. evolution is more your area.
- AmphiboliteLv 71 decade ago
There is no evidence of a worldwide flood occurring anytime in geologic history, although there is plenty of evidence for local floods occurring throughout history. Therefore your question is a mute point because the only evidence of Noah's flood is in the Bible and cannot be applied to a science such as geology..
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
At best there may have been a local flood in the Middle East. Worldwide flood ? No way.
At that time how would anyone know if the flood was worldwide anyway? It's not like anyone could phone Australia to find out.
- RoyLv 51 decade ago
Scientific evidence for a global flood? NONE whatsoever. Fossil fish half way up a mountainside? I cannot believe people still come out with remarks like that this day and age. The fossils were formed at the bottom of the sea, then the land was uplifted to form the mountains much later on. Have you never heard of plate tectonics?
- 1 decade ago
The Bible said that the whole planet was submerged in water. And not just the Bible. In the Epic of Gilgamesh,which is the world's oldest work of literature outside the Bible, also describes a worldwide flood. You need to look not just for the geografical evidence but the written facts.
- Redawg JLv 41 decade ago
If it was a world wide flood, then the world would have been flooded right? So, would that include China? Hmmmm...
- 1 decade ago
I don't know specifics, but I do know several world mythologies all have a flood legend/myth. Another line of thought - if you are looking for scientific proofs, I would try searching geology records/resources.
- The DruidLv 41 decade ago
There are many great flood myths in many cultures besides the bible. Most are attributed to stories passed down from the melting of the ice at the end of the last ice age.
- 1 decade ago
The Black Sea Flood is the only viable explaination so far.