If Noah’s Flood really happened, we would expect to find lots of water on the earth, and we do. Two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in water, 1 and if we were to flatten out the mountains and ocean basins, making the earth a completely flat sphere, the ocean’s water would cover the earth to a depth of 1.7 miles. 2 Earth is the only planet in the solar system that has an ocean. 3
Although this much water makes sense from the Bible, it is difficult for evolutionists to explain. Although they have theories (e.g., the water came from incoming asteroids 4 or volcanos), the origin of all this water is still unresolved. 5
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Rhodes, F. H. (2012). Earth: A Tenant's Manual. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
- Rhodes, 2012, p. 46: “It’s curious then that the planet we have chosen to call “Earth”–the home planet, our planet–is misnamed: surely it should be called planet Ocean. After all, more than two-thirds of its surface is covered by water. ↩
- Rhodes, 2012, p. 47: “The average depth of the ocean is more than five times the average height of the land above sea level. In fact, if you sliced off the continents at sea level and dropped them into the ocean to make a smooth, uniform sphere, the ocean would still have an average depth of about eight thousand feet over the whole planet. This vast world ocean contains 325 million cubic miles of water, weighing over a million trillion tons.” ↩
- Rhodes, 2012, p. 46: “In all the vastness of the solar system, only one planet–Earth–has an ocean.” ↩
- Rhodes, 2012, p. 47: “…where did the oceans come from? If, as seems increasingly likely, Earth formed by the impact and accretion of cold planetesimal materials, whose impact produced heat, it seems probable that the oceans formed by outgassing from the planet’s interior. … It is also probable that water was contributed by incoming asteroids and other water-rich extraterrestrial bodies impacting the surface of the young Earth.” ↩
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_water_on_Earth ↩