Genesis 1: 9
“God also said: Let the waters that are under the heavens be gathered together in one place, and let it be dry. And it was so. “
In his 1858 book La Création et ses mystères dévoilés (Creation and its Unveiled Mysteries) , the geologist Antonio Snider-Pellegrini theorized that all the Continents of the Earth would have been part of a Super-Continent, and that they would have been separated during the Deluge. He relied on his observation that the Continents on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean seemed to fit together like a puzzle. Also, he pointed out that similar fossils appeared on both sides of the Atlantic, indicating a common origin. Later, secular geologists, such as Alfred Wegener, accepted the Super-Continent by calling it Pangea, (Greek for “all the earth”), but rejected Pellegrini’s Flood Theory.
Modern Creation geologists have realized that the Pellegrini model makes sense. But, there are problems. Pangea could not have been the Original Continent prior to the Flood. The Original Continent – Rodinia – would have split as the tectonic plates moved rapidly beneath the floodwaters. However, at some point, these continental portions must have crashed into each other, temporarily forming a second submerged Super-Continent, namely Pangea. Part of the reasoning is as follows. The fossils and minerals in the Appalachians and the Caledonians (in the UK and Scandinavia) appear to be of common origin. This was probably a mountain range in Pangea. But the fossils would not have formed until the beginning of the Flood, so this Pangea could not have existed before the Flood. This reasoning gives us a fascinating insight into how the continental chunks must have moved during the Flood. The idea of a common mountain range linking the Appalachians with the Scottish and Norwegian mountains is fully consistent with the biblical account.
Prayer: Father, we thank You for those scientists who give You glory, and who, through Your Word, go deeper, thinking of Your thoughts after You. Amen.
Ref: Snelling, AA (2014), The Lost World of Noah , <https://answersingenesis.org/geology/plate-tectonics/noahs-lost-world/> accessed, 5/28/2018.
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