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Posted by Sam Patterson on October 10, 2002 21:37:31 UTC

"Are you saying that the water raised up out of the ocean, then sat there until it cold enough for it to turn to ice??? I don't mean to be rude, but your logic is all wrong. (I still love it)"

This is terrible. No, this is not what I believe. You are putting words in my mouth, which I would not dare utter. Your logic is all wrong if you think I believe this. Here is what I believe.

"The climate change following the Genesis Flood provides a likely catastrophic mechanism for an ice age. The Flood was a tremendous tectonic and volcanic event. Large amounts of volcanic aerosols would remain in the atmosphere following the Flood, generating a large temperature drop over land by reflecting much solar radiation back to space. Volcanic aerosols would likely be replenished in the atmosphere for hundreds of years following the Flood, due to high post-Flood volcanism, which is indicated in Pleistocene sediments. 7 The moisture would be provided by strong evaporation from a much warmer ocean, following the Flood. The warm ocean is a consequence of a warmer pre-Flood climate and the release of hot subterranean water during the eruption of "all the fountains of the great deep" (Genesis 7:11). The added quantity of water must have been large to cover all the pre-Flood mountains, which were lower than today. Evaporation over the ocean is proportional to how cool, dry, and unstable the air is, and how fast the wind blows. 8 Indirectly, it is proportional to sea surface temperature. A 10 degree C air-sea temperature difference, with a relative humidity of 50%, will evaporate seven times more water at a sea surface temperature of 30 degrees C than at 0 degrees C. Thus, the areas of greatest evaporation would be at higher latitudes and off the east coast of Northern Hemisphere continents. Focusing on northeast North America, the combination of cool land and warm ocean would cause the high level winds and a main storm track to be parallel to the east coast, by the thermal wind equation. 9 Storm after storm would develop near the eastern shoreline, similar to modern-day Northeasters, over the continent. Once a snow cover is established, more solar radiation is reflected back to space, reinforcing the cooling over land, and compensating the volcanic lulls."

And this goes on. You can read it if you like. The point is it is not some dumb theory (like yours) but a well though out and totally feasable theory.

I am getting tired of you putting words in my mouth, then me showing you why you are wrong. How about you ask me what I think, then if you think I am wrong, challenge me. But don't put words in my mouth.


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