“…it would look exactly like a river system….”

The publication of Google Maps/Earth enables us to see the topography of the ocean basins where we find structures that look exactly like river systems, many of which extend hundreds of miles away from continental shelves and into abyssal plains. Those familiar with fluid flow would immediately realize that it is impossible for concentrated flows to persist over such distances through the dense, watery medium. Yet geologists would have us believe that the submerged rivers were carved by subsurface processes….

Such a belief is bunk masquerading as science.

Geologists screwed up nearly 200 years ago when they concluded that there was never a worldwide flood. As a consequence, all of science misunderstands not only the mechanism by which the submerged rivers formed, but Earth and human history as well.

This post’s title is in quotation marks because it is taken from a geologist’s comment about Monterey Canyon. I wrote to that individual, as well as several other geologists, a version of the following letter:

In a relatively recent BBC article (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170706-the-mystery-of-the-massive-deep-sea-rivers), geologist Daniel Parsons is quoted as saying about Monterey Canyon (off the coast of California), “If you drained all the water away, it would look exactly like a river system with bends and meanders, except there are not trees along the banks.” This is quite an observation, one I made nearly ten years ago when Google Maps (satellite view) were published.

It is disappointing that Parsons and other geologists (like Peakall, mentioned in the linked article) attempt to fit the structure’s formation into geology’s prevailing “no flood, ever” paradigm. Thomas Kuhn would call this the practice of anti-science.

When I first saw Monterey Canyon, my thought was: how did that river system become submerged? (I am a mathematician – not a geologist, so I was free to ask such an impertinent question.) Certainly, subsurface flows could not remain concentrated over such distances, and straight, gravity-induced flows could never carve the submerged oxbows…. And what process would cause the subsurface flows to “organize”?

The claim that subsurface flows created Monterey Canyon and other similar structures found around the planet prompted me to understand geology’s ‘no flood, ever’ claim. Adam Sedgwick is largely responsible for the belief, formed roughly 200 years ago, and it is based on his search throughout parts of Europe for a common deposit layer, something that could not be found. No deposit layer meant no worldwide flood.

Here we are, nearly two-hundred years later, and all of science is affected by this celebrated finding, hailed as the triumph of science over religion (a misnomer as it would be better described as the triumph of science over the human narrative tradition since flood stories are found in cultures from around the planet). You see, Sedgwick was not only a Cambridge prof, he was also president of the Geo Soc of London, as well as an ordained minister. Such a courageous recantation….

The celebration of ‘no flood, ever’ as such a triumph is quite the irony, for, from the evidence, Sedgwick instead should have concluded: presently exposed landscapes were never flooded by a common event. That presently exposed landscapes were never flooded by a common event is absolutely true, but it is far different from the prevailing belief that there was never a worldwide flood. Sedgwick erroneously passed judgment on landscapes that he could not observe.

That the submerged rivers could not be observed until only recently explains ‘no flood, ever’ longevity and associated, deeply rooted condescension toward anyone thinking otherwise. (Thought exercise: imagine a journal editor’s reaction upon receiving a paper that mentions a worldwide flood.)

By claiming that subsurface flows carved Monterey Canyon and other submerged structures, geologists are fitting data/observations (submerged rivers) to the ‘no flood, ever’ theory (which, as shown, is based on a logical error). This is the practice of anti-science, or fantasy. The new map data should have caused geologists to question the ‘no flood, ever’ belief and to correct all the bad science that has followed from it. Sadly, that has not happened.

There was a worldwide flood, it occurred 12,800 ybp, and it was delivered by a cosmic impact. Among its effects are those associated with the YD event. And the flood’s waters quickly preserved the many submerged canyons that we all can observe in the new maps. The flood forever changed the planet, and it nearly killed our species. We find ourselves ill-adapted to the post-flood ecosystem; hence, our need for clothing, shelter, and warmth.

‘No flood, ever’ is unquestionably the most profound error in the history of science. You might read more about the matter at my website: https://theworldwideflood.com/  Or, you could purchase my book, The Worldwide Flood: Uncovering and Correcting the Most Profound Error in the History of Science. It is available at Amazon.

Let’s be clear, though: this is not about money. Rather, it is about getting humanity to realize that we wholly and completely misunderstand Earth and human history because of geology’s incredible error. Among the profound consequences is that two branches of science, Geology and Anthropology, are fundamentally wrong.

Perhaps you might help to expose the error?


Michael Jaye, PhD


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