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The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch

The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch

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Geologist-turned-pastor, Donald W. Patten came to believe that there was a connection between the great flood of Noah and the ice ages on planet earth. In an age dominated by uniformitarian group think, Patten makes a strong, clear case for our world changing quickly and dramatically.
Geologist-turned-pastor, Donald W. Patten came to believe that there was a connection between the great flood of Noah and the ice ages on planet earth. In an age dominated by uniformitarian group think, Patten makes a strong, clear case for our world changing quickly and dramatically.

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This is the second of three chapters dealing with catastrophism and the Earth's three fluid components--
hydrosphere, lithos-phere and atmosphere. The approach of astral catastrophism cuts across lines of many
disciplines, from one horizon almost to the other. It begins with the physical sciences and basic astral
premises. The conflict which occurred produced conditions, effects and patterns which were vital to the re-
establishment of biological life, and hence to the natural sciences.

Effects of thinking in the natural sciences have come to have immense effects in the social sciences.
Examples are in the works of Agassiz, Cuvier, Darwin, Hutton, Linnaeus and Lyell. Some philosophers and
social scientists have come to look to the natural sciences for its basic guidelines. And similarly, many
theologians have come to look to social science for many of their guidelines. Thus uniformitarianism is more
than a philosophy; it is a cosmology, and, seemingly, a negative and a poor one. Similarly, astral
catastrophism is a cosmology, and a much better one.

Among the many disciplines which are involved in this approach are astronomy, astrophysics, ancient
literature, climatology, geography, geology, history, folklores and anthologies, anthropology, zoogeography

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Chapter 5 - Orogenesis: The Cause of Global Mountain Uplifts

and historical ethnology (survival patterns).

The catastrophic theory as contained herein, will attempt to answer some questions, and it will perhaps give
rise to many more. The catastrophic theory will no doubt give rise to controversy in the geological profession.
This is to be expected since geology has been hibernating in the bed of uniformitarian theory, with its anti-
Genesis ideas, for over 100 years. It is stated that uniformitarian cosmology (and geology) has no adequate
theory for orogenesis; this is only one major shortcoming which it possesses. The catastrophic theory as
presented is not offered as being in any sense anti-geological; rather it presents to geology some new and
exciting horizons to traverse, after it arises out of its comfortable bed of anti-spiritual (and anti-scientific)
uniformitarianism.

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