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Mechanics of The Flood Disaster Scenario in Calgary

Space only provides a very brief explanation of the mechanics of the Flood Disaster Scenario. This scenario envisages two main stages of worldwide crustal movements with an intervening stage of relative quiescence referred to as Stage Two.

Figure 1: A Biblical and Geologically based chronology of the history of man.

Figure 1: A Biblical and Geologically based chronology of the history of man.

Stage One equates to the early part of the first 40 days as shown in Figure 2. It is characterized by the sudden eruption of many of the volcanoes along the west coast of North America and throughout the world. The volcanism would have been followed by heavy rainfall. The Bible record provides a clue in Genesis 7:11, “on that day all the fountains of the great deep (abyss) were broken up, and the windows of heaven (rain) were opened.” This resulted in the worldwide rupturing of the thin oceanic crust causing giant earthquake induced tidal waves (tsunami type) to sweep across North America. Great erosion damage would have taken place during the initial time span of Stage One of the Flood. All land life would have been destroyed almost instantly. Only partial water life would have perished. Reptiles, amphibians, fish, sea mammals and invertebrate sea life would have been able to survive, for the most part, in a Flood Disaster Scenario. (see Figures 1, 2, 3)

Figure 2: Chronology of Noah's Flood.

Figure 2: Chronology of Noah’s Flood.

Powerful tidal waves (Tsunami type) would explain how boulders, cobblestones and pebbles came to lie upon an older eroded geological strata. It would also explain why a white calcareous precipitate of volcanic ash is present on the boulders, cobblestones and gravels associated with Stage One of the Flood in Calgary. Leon Denison, a US geologist, has studied various areas along the western and interior regions of the USA. He has evidence to indicate that there were several volcanoes active at the same time (verbal communication). Not all areas in the world would have volcanic ash deposits. It so happens that Calgary and some other portions of Alberta were in the area where ash was deposited.

The sites of Pre-Flood Man in Alberta would have been partially or completely destroyed by powerful, giant (tsunami) tidal waves and currents. Artifacts of Man and pre-Flood animal remains have been found associated with Flood deposits in various parts of North America including Western Canada and the Yukon. The dismembered bones of pre-Flood animal life and the artifacts of pre-Flood Man would have been carried varying distances and re-deposited in sporadic areas by the swiftly flowing tsunami waters.

In Calgary, the Stage One Flood Deposits are found lying directly upon eroded Pleistocene glacial till or medium to light gray glacial lake sediments. This deposit consists of boulders up to 2 feet in diameter at the base mixed with cobblestones, pebbles and sands that are coated with a calcareous, white volcanic ash.

In Calgary, the Stage Two Flood Deposits relate to the deeper water, finer silts and clays. As the Flood Waters reached their maximum level, only clays and silts would have continued to be deposited in a relatively calm, quiescent environment. We read, “For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth.” (Genesis 7:17-18)

It is postulated that a giant comet provided the mechanism that triggered the dramatic disruption of the earth’s crust. This resulted in fountains of lava & water to erupt and for rain to fall for the first 40 day period of the Flood (Figures 2 & 3). Some comets and their coma tails are estimated to be over 50 million miles in length. The Bible says, “God made a wind to pass over the earth.” (Genesis 8:1) It is here postulated that it took the tail of the comet 40 days to pass by the earth.

Stage Two: As the Flood waters reached their maximum levels there would have been a period of relative calmness or quiescence throughout the earth. At this time the mechanism that triggered the crustal disruption would have passed on. This would have allowed the earth’s crust to begin to restore to its original isostatic equilibrium state. We read, “And the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep were stopped and the rain from heaven was restrained.” (Genesis 8:1-2) The implication here is that when the doors of the earth were closed, then the waters began to subside.

Stage Three: Dr. J. K. Charleworth.2 a famous British geologist, maintained that during the later part of the Pleistocene, the earth experienced major tectonic movements that affected about 70% of the total surface of the earth. He says, “The Pleistocene indeed witnessed earth movements on a considerable, even catastrophic scale. There is evidence that it created mountains and ocean deeps of a size previously unequalled…. it represents one of the crescendi in the earth’s tectonic history.” He maintains the Himalayan mountains were elevated by over 6,700 feet; the Caucasus Mountains by about 3,900 feet; mountains in northern China by about 10,000 feet; Central Asia by 6,700 feet.2 Modern geology can now place the timing of these major earth movements to a Post Pleistocene time or to Stage Three of the Flood.

In the early stages of the Flood, I estimate that the tectonic forces would have allowed the continents and mountains to lower as the thin oceanic crust was elevated in various places by several hundreds and even thousands of feet. This would explain why the ocean waters were able to cover the highest mountains.

Stage Three commenced with a gradual lowering of the sea level. This was due to a series of isostatic, crustal re-adjustments that led to the lowering of the thin oceanic crust. This resulted in the flow of mantle rock back to the continental regions in order for the earth to establish isostatic equilibrium once again. This associated tectonic readjustment would have caused dramatic uplifting of the continents and mountain regions throughout the earth. This would also explain the many recently formed shoreline terraces that can be observed at many different levels from sea level up to several thousand feet above sea level. Many of these ancient shorelines have been documented in the geological literature throughout the earth. As an example, in 1956, I was on a geological field Party between Jasper and Banff where the Foothills meet the Rocky Mountains. We observed several of these shorelines which meant the sea level had to have been higher than the Foothills and Plains to the east at the time they were formed.

There were obviously many still-stand periods of the sea with in-between rapid decreases of water levels. When a still-stand took place a shoreline would form. The rapid decrease of the water levels would have been associated with sudden earthquakes resulting in giant tsunami tidal waves that would have swept across the land surfaces causing extensive erosion and re-deposition of sediments each time they occurred. This would also explain why there are many wide river channels on the earth’s surface today that were at one time filled with rushing water. Presently, there is generally a small little stream meandering in its lower parts.




last updated: March 7, 2013
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