Earth’s Evidence Refutes the Flood

Wayne L. Trotta

The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood, by David Montgomery (New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012, ISBN 978-0-393-34624-4) 301 pp., Softcover, $17.95.


Reflecting on his reading of Charles Lyell’s three-volume Principles of Geology, Charles Darwin remarked that Lyell’s work had been the basis of “everything which I have done in science.” Among other things, Lyell had provided Darwin the vast expanses of geologic time he needed for his theory of “descent with modification” to work.According to Lyell, with enough time, today’s valleys could have been slowly carved by ancient rivers. This observation dealt a fatal blow to earlier geological theorists, whose investigations sought to find evidence for a six-thousand-year-old Earth and for a single, Noachian, flood that had shaped the entire planet’s topography.

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