CREATION SCIENCE: THE PRE-FLOOD WORLD – Christian Apologetics Study

CREATION SCIENCE 101: THE PRE-FLOOD WORLD

Before the global worldwide Flood of Noah’s generation, the planet Earth was very different from the post-flood world that we observe today. According to the young Earth creation science researchers, the pre-flood Earth had a large human population in the billions. It was filled with tame animals. It had a thin crystalline water canopy shielding the planet from deadly radiation. It had a single supercontinent or landmass and a single super ocean. Its surface geography was less rugged with a more stable crust. And it had more edible and nutritious plants than the post-flood world. These superior environmental global conditions on Earth contributed to the longevity among human populations, which also facilitated the gigantism found among the pre-flood plant and animal fossil records. …

PRE-FLOOD HUMAN POPULATION

The pre-flood Earth probably had a large human population around five or 10 billion people. Many people imagine the primeval Earth with very few people, but there were probably about as many people on the Earth before the Flood as there are today – possibly even more. We should never be surprised at this estimation because pre-flood people were living an average of about 900 years, with each woman producing many children for centuries. Women probably did not reach menopause until age 500 years. …

PRE-FLOOD ANIMAL POPULATIONS  

The pre-flood animals were gigantic in size and many of them were tame creatures. …

PRE-FLOOD CRSTALLINE WATER CANOPY

The pre-flood world had a thin crystalline water canopy shielding living systems on the planet from deadly radiation. Genesis 1:6-7 says that during the second day of the Creation Week God separated the waters of the Earth from the waters below the atmosphere and the waters above the atmosphere (the “firmament”). The firmament describes the atmosphere or expanse existing between the Earth’s oceans  and the planet’s crystalline water canopy (waters above the firmament).  Today’s Earth is also enveloped by water vapor in the air, but if it all fell out as rain, it would rain for only a few hours. The crystalline water canopy  that covered the pre-flood Earth fell as rain for 40 days and 40 nights during the flood; therefore, we can see how substantial it must have been, though it still allowed man to view the heavenly bodies.

A somewhat comparable high-altitude atmospheric layer was discovered on the planet Venus, where a cloud layer surrounds that planet. While astronomers cannot observe the surface of Venus with Earth bound telescopes, space probes have found that the atmosphere underneath the cloud layer is relatively clear. Aside from the fact that Venus’ high-altitude layer is composed of sulfuric acid and is very foggy, we can imagine that this is somewhat similar to the transparent water vapor layer that covered the Earth before the Flood. This transparent pre-flood water vapor layer facilitated a warm hothouse effect. Pre-flood fossils have been recovered from all over the Earth, including the Arctic and the Antarctic, that show that before the great deluge the Earth was covered with a lush, luxuriant, tropical form of life. Even though according to Genesis 1:14, there were seasons, they were mild. The pre-flood climatic temperatures were about 77 degrees at daytime and 70 degrees at nigh-time and uniform everywhere.

Because the climate was uniform, there was no wind, whose sole purpose is to equalize temperature differences in the atmosphere. Because there was no wind, no dust was stirred up. Rain forms on dust particles, but with no wind, the atmosphere was dust free. Therefore there could have been no rain, whose droplets must form around dust particles. This is the scientific basis for the statement in Genesis 2:5-6 that says there was no rain before the great flood. Rather than rainfall, the Earth was watered by a gentle mist. …

PRE-FLOOD PLANT LIFE

The pre-flood world had more gigantic, edible, and nutritious plants than post-flood world. …

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