He said, "We went in there to look for the flood," Ballard told ABC News. "Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed ... the land that went under stayed under."<quoted text>
You are entitled to you opinion Doctor. Im not trying to take that away. But we in the topix community need to understand youre not a scientist nor have a degree in science. Your degree is in the arts.
His degree is in the sciences so his opinion is worthy of consideration when it comes to science. Your profession is in the arts so if you make a statement about music composition or musicality that needs to be seriously considered because of your experience and education, right? Well the same goes for him.
You dont see him on TBN or in religious circles. He is a internationally respected scientist. You are not that far from him Doctor. Go take a short ride and have coffee with him and talk about it. You know Doctors talking to Doctors, man to man.
Not many people dispute a localized flood. Most don't believe the biblical account. Even you don't believe that!
"The questions is, was there a mother of all floods," Ballard asked.
Not one that covered the mountains, no! But locally, yeah! That was the mother of all floods!
"Through carbon dating of shells found", have you ever noticed that carbon dating is only good when the christians think it proves a bible story?
the Epic of Gigamesh., yes, a much more believable story!
"The earlier Mesopotamian stories are very similar where the gods are sending a flood to wipe out humans," said biblical archaeologist Eric Cline. "There's one man they choose to survive. He builds a boat and brings on animals and lands on a mountain and lives happily ever after? I would argue that it's the same story."
What?!?! A biblical archaeologist says that it is the same story!?!? WOW!
"It's foolish to think you will ever find a ship," Ballard told ABC News, referring to the Ark. "But can you find people who were living? Can you find their villages that are underwater now? And the answer is yes."
Finding where people lived and were flooded then extrapolating that the noah story is true, is stupid!