1) There is more water under the seas than in the seas. The exact amount is not important. It is important to understand that this is considerably more than enough water for a worldwide flood.
2) At the beginning of the Flood, the single antediluvian continent ripped apart rapidly. This had two important results.
3) The antediluvian mountains collapsed. So covering the mountains with water did not require as much water as flood deniers claim.
4) Rifts opened up between the continents. As the rifts widened, they were flooded by ocean water. These rift are now on the sea floor. Today, we know of more than 66,000 km of ridges in the oceans. Modern mountain chains, such as the Cascades (the Cascades are just one example) were also formed by volcanic activity at this time. They are not included in the 66,000 km of rifts (now ridges) from the Atlantic and the Pacific Rim. There are other ridges worldwide, in addition to these ridges and volcanic mountain chains When the rifts are built up with magma, they become mountain ridges.
5) We can measure the eruptive force of the known Mt St Helens eruption. The Yellowstone caldera erupted with 2,500 times the force Mt St Helens either during the Flood or soon after. The ocean rifts were millions of times the force and size of the Yellowstone caldera.
6) Most volcanic activity though starting on land, was quickly flooded by seawater and continued undersea. As depth increases, the ocean water pressure requires greater steam pressure for an eruption to occur. The amount of steam released by undersea volcanic activity increases with depth.
7) The heat from the volcanic activity turns the ocean water which comes into contact with it into steam. This steam saturated the atmosphere, causing rain.
8) Moisture would rise in the atmosphere to the point where it would cool and condense as rain. This rain would cool the lower atmosphere and create a continuous rain cycle. This is a more extreme hydrologic cycle than we know today.
9) Aquatic life and life on the ark survived because they were not in the areas of great volcanic activity. The most extreme volcanic activity was regional, not global. The rifts where the most extreme volcanic activity occurred are the divisions of the new continents, where the continents broke apart.
10) The steam released by undersea volcanic activity was either cooled by the surrounding ocean water or if it reached the surface, it eventually turned to rain. On a miniature scale, modern undersea volcanoes do the same thing.
11) There are tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of volcanic cones today. There are hundreds just on the north rim of the Grand Canyon alone.
12) At the end of the Flood, the valleys sank down and the mountains arose.
13) These forces can easily produce a global flood in 40 days.
14) What do you chose to believe?
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