As a devout Atheist Kweerosekshul… I have no idea which direction I should jump on this story.
So instead, I’m just gonna sit on my porch enjoying a nice glass of home made lemonade with my trusty sidearm on my hip and watch the people who care about this story far more than I do tear each other new orifices god never intended them to have.
Ouch, maybe this sums it up for you?
You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear
I will choose freewill.
 July 13, 2016 at 11:27am
Stay classy, Indiana criminals.
 July 12, 2016 at 8:37am
The willfully ignorant are the most profoundly ignorant.
Your critical reading skills are atrocious. “This water, unlike surface water, must have come from deep-crust minerals and had been unable to reach the surface because of a layer of impermeable rock.” That which you claim contradicts me, contradicts you instead. The water they found was not from the surface and could not reach the surface, nor surface water reach it. Also, they did not find REMOTELY enough water to flood the entire planet all at once.
July 12, 2016 at 8:15am
You are the very definition of “hard of thinking”, aren’t you? Yes, virtually the entire planet has experienced flooding. No, there has never been a flood that happened everywhere at the same time. And did you ignore me when I mentioned plate tectonics above?
Oh, sorry. You’re a young-earth creationist, aren’t you. You’re incapable of believing in plate tectonics, because they take millions of years to make alterations to the face of the planet, and you can only think back 6000 years or so. But wait, then what is your problem with radiocarbon dating? It can reliably go back 6000 using basic techniques and equipment a high school chemistry student could use.
How did sea fossils come to be depositted on the tops of the highest mountain peaks? Simple. Once upon a time, there was a deep sea, full of life. Animals died, sank to the bottom, and were buried to become fossils in the sea bed. Then, over millions of years, the Earth thrust that sea bed up, until it jutted out of the water, with the sea fossils still embedded in it. Then, it continued to be forced up, along with all of the rock around it, until it formed a mountain, long after those sea creatures which had been fossilized were dead.
Or god did it.
Which explanation is scientific? Which explanation do even Bible believing geologists accept as true? Does the Bible dictate that Noah’s mythologic flood depositted sea creature fossils on the tops of mountains? Does the Bible even mention the fossils?
 July 11, 2016 at 6:50am
Oh dear. Now people want to disappear all the non-existent water of Noah’s floor by turning it into cloud cover to block the sun? Tch-tch. Christian apologists are really too deluded to be conversed with rationally.
July 11, 2016 at 6:48am
Subterranean water deposits are perfectly ordinary and to be expected. They are where the human race gets our drinking water from, for the most part. They prove nothing of the Noah’s flood myth. Even if you drain all the aquifers of the planet and then use that water to coat the entire surface of the Earth, it would amount to a few feet of water, which would quickly mix with all of the planet’s sea water as it drained back off the dry land, which it would never be able to remotely come close to submerging completely, and eventually drain back down to refill those aquifers.
You’re the one claiming there’s 5.5 miles of just seawater buried down there. Take your “theory” to a proper geologist and see if they don’t bust a gut laughing before giving you an explanation better than mine on how there’s no such thing as enough water to cover the Earth 5.5 miles thick in water hidden underground.
 July 10, 2016 at 10:44pm
The “Master Engineer” of the universe just took over the bodies of the Kentucky builders to insure that their ark is exactly the same as Noah’s. That’s how the god of the Christians work, isn’t it?
 July 10, 2016 at 10:42pm
Sure. Go right ahead and ignore the geologic evidence refuting the global superflood in favour of multiple, disparate, localized regional flood events. Yeah. That’s good apologetics.
 July 10, 2016 at 10:38pm
So, you’re not content with just 5.5 miles of pure water, you want to leaven all that water with ROCK. So, rather than explaining 5.5 miles of non-existent subterranean ocean, you want to explain your apologetics with 550 miles deep water stored in the cracks of 356+ °F ROCKS! Yeah! The age of steam ended far too soon for you, didn’t it? That’s really where you think all the water from Noah’s flood went?
 July 10, 2016 at 8:58pm
Cuba’s looked better.
Dude needs to hit the gym and get back in front of the camera.
he is in front of the camera except most of his movies are straight to DVD.
 July 10, 2016 at 8:51pm
If I had the option of driving across a bridge designed and built by devil worshipping Satanists using all modern civil engineering best practices or a separate bridge to the same destination built by Bible believing Christians using the Word of God and prayer, I’ll take the Satanists’ bridge every time and twice on Sundays.
July 10, 2016 at 8:45pm
See above my dismantlement of the subterranean water reserves argument of 4truth2all.
July 10, 2016 at 8:44pm
It’s not an issue of studying the whole surface of the Earth, and I never said we would have to do that. What I said was that even if you studied the whole surface of the Earth, you WOULD in fact find that the whole surface of the Earth experienced ancient flooding. This in no way supports your hypothesis of a global superflood. In fact, if you had read what I said, I asserted that all extant evidence for catastrophic, wide-spread flooding contradicts the single superflood hypothesis. The flooding in different regions did not happen all at the same time, but rather happened in wildly different times in the ancient past. If people A have a legend that geology backs up with evidence, of an ancient superflood happening 10,000 years ago, and a few thousand miles away, people B have a similar legend, likewise backed up by local geologic record, of an ancient superflood just 7,500 years ago, then logicly, those superfloods could not have been the same superflood, and they were not global in scale. If they were, both people A and people B would have reported superfloods 7,500 years ago as well as 10,000 years ago. People B and their geology did not see the 10,000 year ago flood and People A and their geology did not see the flood 7,500 years ago, ergo, these ancient superfloods were not global, and Noah’s story is fiction.
Add in enough ancient superflood stories from other regions, enough to fill out the rest of the alphabet, and see your argument disintegrate.
 July 10, 2016 at 8:30pm
Human mining activity has only gone about 2 miles beneath the surface as it stands today, but our drills have gone as deep as 7 miles, and our sonar can penetrate deeper still, and while none of them have discovered a 5.5 mile deep subterranean ocean, they have definitely found HEAT.
The deepest mines are no place for the feeble with drops of sweat flashing to steam instantly upon landing on the rocks the miners are mining. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Superdeep_Borehole At 7.5 miles down, the Russians expected to find temperatures no greater than the boiling point of water (212 °F), but what they did find was rock that was 356 °F. How can 5.5 miles of underground water reserves exist in ground that’s 2/3 again the temperature at which it would flash into steam?
Even if we discount the super-hot earth on which we all stand and allow this 5.5 mile thick layer of underground water to exist, you are saying that all that water is now FLOATING the Earth’s crust as we know it? Have you heard of plate tectonics? Do you have any idea how devastating it would be to try to live on a rocky crust floating on a 5.5 mile deep subterranean SEA? Contemplate the Jovian moon of Europa!
Because that is pretty much what Europa experiences. Europa is a couple of miles of water ice floating on a deep subsurface ocean. Every time we get better, higher resolution, photos of Europa, it’s covered in every more and deeper fractures and cracks. Your apologetics would make Earth into a Hellscape
 July 10, 2016 at 8:09pm
I just took the Noah fan-boys at their word. I never touched the meterological implications of enough rain in 40 diurnal-nocturnal periods to cover all the land of the Earth to the highest peak (Mt. Everest). I was just assuming it was so. If it was so, then the question RealLiibertarian raised is a valid one, “Where did all the water go when the flood was over?”
You claim “underwater reserves”. I’ll play nice and assume you actually said “underground reserves”, and proceed to pick your argument apart from there.
The summit of Mt. Everest is approximately 5.5 miles Above Sea Level (ASL). That means that there would have to be a shell of water, completely in addition to the oceanic water we still see here today, 5.5 miles thick covering the whole world, the Noahic/Al-Goreical/Kevin Costnerian “Water World”. Where did all of that water go?
If we stick to terrestrial explainations, it would have had to have gone, as you say, underground. Since we live on a sphere, to take that much water closer to the center of the planet would require the shell of water to be even thicker, since the basal radius would be shorter, but then, if it was a layer of just water, without accounting for all the land mass ASL, I’ll save you the math and just let the shell of water remain 5.5 miles thick.
Okay, so where is that underGROUND water reserve shell that’s 5.5 miles thick? It’s damn sure not anywhere near the surface of the planet today.
July 10, 2016 at 12:01pm
Oh, the massive flood happened. Every ancient culture had a mytho-historical legend of the great flood. The problem for Noah fan-boys is that they all disagree about when it happened. It happened then for that region, and then it happened a completely different time for this region, and then it happened again somewhere else. It was ever global in scope.
And given the planet’s propensity for environmental temperamentalism way back well before the invention of fossil fuel-based engines, it’s not hard to imagine that pockets of humanity experiencing separate floods, which are great, traumatic, epoch-ended catastrophes to small enough populations, would write about the same thing happening in their ancient pasts.
 July 10, 2016 at 11:56am
Maybe the mythological creature known as Kirby swallowed it all up.
 July 10, 2016 at 11:55am
Carbon-14 dating is completely reliable out to about seven thousand years, using common laboratory methods and equipment. Using better methods and equipment it’s good to just beyond ten millennia. What dinosaur species lived that recently? Oh! None!
There are a number of radio-isotope ratiometric[sic] dating schemes, not just C-14, that cover millions of years to reach back to the time of the dinosaurs, and they work very well, as long as you understand basic statistics and the exponential radioactive decay curve. I guess since the Bible doesn’t discuss radioactivity, Jesus’s followers are incapable of believing it even exists.
Enjoy your ignorance, just don’t inflict it upon others who legitimately want to know the truth.