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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Biogeography and Log Mat Rafting

Occasionally, muck-to-mammal evolutionists want to slap leather with creationists by asking, "How did those unique critters get from Point A to Point B after the Genesis Flood? Gotcha!" That'll be the day. Getting various life forms to their locations around the world (biogeography) is a problem for evolutionists and uniformitarian scientists, who also wonder how they moved around. Land bridges? Sure, some used land bridges, along with humans. But that's looking like it's not a good explanation.


Secular scientists have difficulty explaining how animals migrated from place to place. Creationary scientists have a much more plausible model than those that uniformitarian scientists propose.
Image credit: Freeimages / Silvia Cosimini
Biblical creationary scientists have a much more plausible model: rafting. Actually, rafting on log mats. This idea has been ridiculed, perhaps because they imagine small rafts that may hold six people. The rafts were likely quite large. Secular scientists are considering jumping on board the rafts, but obviously, leaving the Genesis Flood out of it — gotta keep that deep-time faith, don'tcha know.
The present-day and Ice Age distribution of many animals and plants is a major mystery of biogeography. The uniformitarian idea of rafting horizontally on tectonic plates, once thought to be the explanation for most biogeography, has recently been shown to be mostly wrong. The focus of this article will be on mammal distributions. One option for mammal migration is by land bridges but except for the Bering Land Bridge, this idea is not popular. The only other option is for rafting on vegetation mats, sometimes across oceans. Many problems occur with the uniformitarian rafting idea, such as the small extent of vegetation rafts observed today. Creationists, on the other hand, have a very potent mechanism to explain biogeography by the huge log and vegetation rafts that would be left over from the Genesis Flood and would last for decades floating on the oceans. Present-day floating islands give us a hint to the possibilities.
To read the rest, click on "Post-Flood log mats potentially can explain biogeography".

Secular scientists have difficulty explaining how animals migrated from place to place. Creationary scientists have a much more plausible model than those that uniformitarian scientists propose.