"The number of fossils in some
areas is enormous. How could earth have supported all
those creatures at the same time?"
This question shows a common
false assumption that many people make. They assume
the earth today is the same as it has always been. Today’s
earth is seventy percent under water. There are scriptural
and scientific indications that the pre-Flood world
had greater air pressure, higher percentages of oxygen
and carbon dioxide, much more land (above sea level),
less water (on the earth’s surface), and a canopy
of water to filter out the harmful effects of the sun.
This would cause there to be many times more plants
and animals on the earth than there are today. The added
air pressure would diffuse more gasses into the water
and support a much greater fish population. Aquatic
plant life per cubic mile would multiply also.
Second Peter 3 tells us
that the scoffers in the last days will be willingly
ignorant of how God created the heavens and the earth.
They would also be ignorant of the Flood. These two
great events must be considered before making any statements
about the conditions on earth today.
Only about three percent
of the earth today is habitable for man. The rest is
under water, ice, deserts, mountains, etc. If the earth
before the Flood were, say, seventy percent habitable,
it could have supported a huge population. The vast
amount and worldwide distribution of fossils shows that
the Flood was global and that God hates sin enough to
judge the entire world."
Dr. Kent Hovind "About
85% of the rock surface around the world is made up
of sedimentary rock, indicating that at some time in
the past, the world was covered by water."
Peter and Paul Lalonde,
301 Startling Proofs & Prophecies