Creationist Researchers Argue Over the Duration of the Great Flood: Did It Last 371 or 365 Days? May 14, 2015

Creationist Researchers Argue Over the Duration of the Great Flood: Did It Last 371 or 365 Days?

The last time we saw Creationists arguing with each other, it was over Adam & Eve’s skin color.

Now, in a new “research” paper published by Answers in Genesis, Dr. Danny Faulkner attempts to prove that the Great Flood wasn’t 371 days. Obviously. That would be ridiculous.

It’s really 365 days. Because science, y’all.

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I think my favorite part is where, in addition to citing the Bible, he refers to himself in the third person:

Assuming that the events of Genesis 8:3 and Genesis 8:4 refer to the same events or at least are simultaneous, then 150 days must equal five months, so each of the months must have been 30 days. However, as Faulkner (2012) has previously pointed out, there are at least two other ways to understand these two verses. First, the events of Genesis 8:3 and Genesis 8:4 may not be one and the same, and hence we ought not to equate their time elements. Second, even with the assumption that the events of Genesis 8:3 and Genesis 8:4 are simultaneous, the 150 days of Genesis 7:24 and 8:3 may be an approximate number.

I take that back. My favorite part is where Faulkner admits this is all pointless in a section called “Does It Matter?”

What difference does it make how long the Flood was? Ultimately, it matters relatively little

… Probably the best answer that avoids many of the details that I have discussed here is to reply that the Flood lasted about a year. This covers all possibilities.

So there you have it. The expert Creationist researcher thinks the best answer for how long the Flood lasted is to offer a non-committal response and hedge your bets.

Not a bad idea considering no one was asking this question in the first place.

You can laugh your way through the full peer-reviewed-by-other-Creationists paper right here.

This concludes another edition of What the hell do Creationists do in their laboratories?

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