In 1999/2000 Ballard explored for human settlements beneath the Black Sea on the basis of a theory by geologists William Ryan and Walter Pitman. In their book Noah’s Flood they presented geological evidence that the level of Black Sea rose in the past, and claimed this was Noah’s Flood.
Claims need to be tested against evidence. How do the claims by Ballard, Ryan and Pitman check against the data? The biblical data is what we are talking about, of course, because they have all claimed to have found the biblical Flood.
- Flood Too small
The biblical Flood covered the entire globe.
Ryan and Pitman’s flood covered an area just the size of Texas.
- Water not deep enough
The waters of the biblical Flood rose until they covered the highest mountains.
The waters of Ryan and Pitman’s flood simply rose 150 m
- No warning
In the biblical Flood Noah was given warning to build the ark and collect the animals.
In Ryan and Pitman’s flood there was no warning.
- No ark
In the biblical Flood Noah built the enormous Ark 140 metres long, which would have taken considerable time.
With no time to build an ark, Ryan and Pitman said there were hundreds of tiny ‘arks’ hastily cobbled together.
- No animals or birds loaded
In the biblical Flood Noah took two of every land dwelling, air breathing animal (7 pairs of some) on the Ark.
In Ryan and Pitman’s flood there was no Ark and no need to collect any animals.
- No people died
In the biblical Flood all the people outside the Ark perished.
In Ryan and Pitman’s flood the people would have ambled out of the area; none would have died.
- No animals died
In the biblical Flood all the air-breathing, land-dwelling animals outside the Ark died.
In Ryan and Pitman’s flood the animals could have meandered slowly away from the creeping water.
- No birds died
In the biblical Flood all the birds not on the Ark died.
In Ryan and Pitman’s flood birds could have easily flown out of the area.
- Wrong source of water
In the biblical Flood the water came from above and below.
In Ryan and Pitman’s flood the water gushed sideways.
- Ark did not rest on the Mountains of Ararat
In the biblical Flood the Ark came to rest on the Mountains of Ararat, after 5 months.
In Ryan and Pitman’s flood there was no ark, and anyway, the water level was 1500 metres below the nearby Krymskiye Gory mountains on the adjacent Crimean Peninsula.
- Water did not go down
In the biblical Flood the water took over six months to go down.
In Ryan and Pitman’s flood the water stayed at it’s increased level. It won’t ever go down.
- Rainbow promise meaningless
In the biblical Flood the rainbow is a sign that there will never be another global flood.
Ryan and Pitman’s flood is still flooding as much as it did.
It is so easy for this information to be checked these days, either by buying a Bible or reading Genesis on line. No one should be taken in with unsubstantiated media reports about Noah’s Flood. When we check the facts we find the claims of Ballard, Ryan and Pitman do not agree with the evidence. It’s a complete FAIL.