Genesis 8-11; 1 Chronicles 1:5-27
That’s a whole lot of water
The whole world covered in water? All the mountains? Even if you’re a Young Earther, you need to admit this is a pretty spectacular claim.
Again, more evolution creation stuff, I’d recommend doing lots of research into flood geology to find out what YECs with degrees think. There are some basics: The cretacious layer is made from chalk, and is universal over land masses. If the entire world was covered with water a chalk layer like this would be expected, since chalk forms under water. Strata show a distribution of soil types in layers, which is what happens when different soil types are put into water and allowed to settle. Likewise, in flood situations, certain creatures float and some don’t, so sorting via buoyancy, and habitat (stuff that lives on river beds tends to be buried in a hurry in flood conditions) occurs, which is what we see in the fossil record (this is the claim, but it is the subject of debate). There is much more to it, and it would take more than one post based entirely on the flood, while I’m more interested here in helping you get through the Bible.
Don’t babble man
The tower of Babel and the languages of the world, it sounds rather odd, since we’d expect that the evolution of language is relatively simple, it is, but there’s not much to support it. Languages arrive in history already formed, in a number of different forms, that seem to bear no likely evolutionary link. Languages are always complex, and evolution has only made modern language simpler than their complex ancestors. Afrikaans is a relatively new language, which is simpler than every one of its ancestors. Following this trend, the original language/s would have to be way more complex, and thus evidence supports language just coming into existence, not evolving from grunts and gestures.
Again I’ve included the genealogies from 1Chronicles, check they’re correct.
What have I missed? Any comments?