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Old 01-15-2009, 04:20 PM
Winman Winman is offline
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The Earth absolutely changed after Noah's flood, you can see lifespans decrease rapidly after that.

Before the Flood  
Biblical Patriarch  Life Span  Age at Birth of First Son  
Adam                 930          130 
Seth                 912          105 
Enosh                905           90 
Cainan               910           70 
Mahalealel           895           65 
Jared                962          162 
Enoch                365           65 
Methuselah           969          187 
Lamech               777          182 
Noah                 950          500 
After the Flood  
Biblical Patriarch  Life Span  Age at Birth of First Son  
Shem                 600          100 
Arphaxad             498           35 
Salah                433           30 
Eber                 464           34 
Peleg                239           30 
Reu                  239           32 
Serug                230           30 
Nahor                148           29 
Terah                205           70
So the environment changed drastically, and lifespan decreased rapidly after the flood.

And animal size probably decreased as well. Reptiles will generally keep growing as long as they live, so perhaps the early dinosaurs lived very long lifespans and this accounts for their giant size.

I do believe there were dinos after the flood as evidenced by the countless legends of dragons from many civilizations over the centuries. Some ancient art shows dinos that were not quite as large as we know today, perhaps because their lifespans were also shortened after the flood.

But the flood is not the only major global cataclysm. The Bible says the Earth was divided in the days of Peleg.

Gen 10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

Some believe that the Earth was undergoing violent change for hundreds of years after the flood. When the continents divided in Peleg's time there would have been tremendous earthquakes, volcanoes, and perhaps an ice age. There are some references to this in the book of Job.

Job 9:5 Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.
Job 9:6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

Job 28:9 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.

Job 12:15 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

Job 38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
Job 38:30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

These are just some of the many verses in Job that may indicate the world was undergoing violent changes in his day.

As far as Mt. Everest being covered by water, the Bible is clear that all the mountains were covered in Noah's flood. But that doesn't mean Mt. Everest was covered, it may not have existed until the Earth was divided in Peleg's day. The continents dividing and shifting caused huge mountain ranges to be pushed up.

Last edited by Winman; 01-15-2009 at 04:28 PM.