Thursday, 19 July 2007

English Channel Flood

Nature reports (The megaflood that made Britain an island) that a team from Imperial College London have found strong evidence at the bottom of the English Channel that a major flood separated the British Isles from continental Europe.

Their survey reveals several distinctive features typical of large-scale flood flows, the team reports in Nature today. The straight shape of the wide underwater valley, a floor grooved and gouged as if by flowing water and tumbling rock, and streamlined 'islands' of raised sea-floor between deeper channels ...

They attribute this to an isolated incident: the breaking of a chalk ridge that dammed a huge lake to the North and East of Calais.

It would seem just as likely that this was just one part of the global catastrophe described in Genesis 6-8.


handling olympus said...

sounds similar to what the grand canyon would be if filled with sea water. same story there. God opened up the earth and let the waters go - "the underground waters burst forth on the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky."