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March 8, 2008

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What evidence is there for a worldwide Flood?

If the Genesis Flood, as described in Genesis 7 and 8, really occurred, what evidence would we expect to find? After noting in Genesis 7 that all the high hills and the mountains were covered by water and that all air-breathing life on the land was swept away and perished, it should be obvious what evidence we would expect to find.

Wouldn’t we expect to find rock layers all over the earth filled with billions of dead animals and plants that were buried rapidly and fossilized in sand, mud, and lime? Of course, and that’s exactly what we find. Furthermore, even though the catastrophic geologic activity of the Flood would have waned in the immediate post-Flood period, ongoing mini-catastrophes would still have produced localized fossil deposits.

Countless billions of plant and animal fossils are found in extensive “graveyards” where they had to be buried rapidly on a massive scale. Often the fine details of the creatures are exquisitely preserved.

For example, billions of straight-shelled, chambered nautiloids are found fossilized with other marine creatures in a 7 foot (2 m) thick layer within the Redwall Limestone of Grand Canyon. This fossil graveyard stretches for 180 miles (290 km) across northern Arizona and into southern Nevada, covering an area of at least 10,500 square miles (30,000 km2). These squid-like fossils are all different sizes, from small, young nautiloids to their bigger, older relatives.

To form such a vast fossil graveyard required 24 cubic miles (100 km3) of lime sand and silt, flowing in a thick, soup-like slurry at more than 16 feet (5 m) per second (more than 11 mph [18 km/h]) to catastrophically overwhelm and bury this huge, living population of nautiloids.


Read the rest of this sneak peek article from the upcoming issue of Answers magazine: The World’s a Graveyard.

New site launches: Answers Worldwide

Answers Worldwide

As our population accelerates, we Christians sense the great knowledge gap and the importance of taking the Word of God to all the people groups worldwide.

Because of our mission, Answers in Genesis feels called to proclaim the life-changing message of the gospel, beginning in the book of Genesis. AiG is the largest apologetics organization in the world and is poised to challenge evolution on every continent and in every language.

Find out more at our new website: Answers Worldwide.

News to Note Quick Look

Dating game: If you thought six million years was too old an age for the Grand Canyon, think again—or at least, that’s what a group of scientists from the University of New Mexico argues in a recent Science paper. Read more.


High on the mountain: A controversial new paper in the philosophy journal Time and Mind posits that Moses’s interactions with God—including the Burning Bush, the Ten Commandments, and many of the events in the Book of Exodus—can be chalked up to drugs. Read more.


Also: going worldwide, the hobbit debate, Darwin’s chicken, and evolution in Hollywood. Read more.

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