Did you ever wonder why so many prehistoric animals and plants were so big?
Traditional science and scientists really don’t offer a credible explanation in my mind.
Karen Kirkpatrick, for the “Howstuffworks” website, admits that the reason why so many of these prehistoric creatures were so big, “is something of a mystery [to Science].”
I think what she really means is, “Science” is having a hard time coming up with a reason to explain the prehistoric organisms while not being viewed as agreeing with The Bible.
Additionally, if you believe in The Bible, did you ever wonder why people lived so long prior to Noah’s flood?
Well, here is my belief, which I have come to after considering many sources.
The basis of my belief comes from The Bible.
The Bible says, in the book of Genesis (from The King James Version):
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Verses 6-8 specifically describe an environment that would be conducive to organisms being able to grow much bigger and live much longer, than within the environment in which we exist now (after the flood).
It seems pretty clear to me that verses 6-8 describe an Earth with water on the surface of the planet, a layer of water surrounding the planet, and an atmosphere, or sky, in-between them.
This configuration would create a type of greenhouse, and an air pressure, which could be compared to the environment in a bariatric chamber.
“A 50-inch-wingspan dragonfly fossil was found in Italy. Today they are limited in size by the amount of oxygen and the air pressure. They breathe through their skin. Bugs growing in oxygen-rich environments grow up to 1,000 times heavier than those living today! If an animal increases in size, it has less surface area compared to its volume. This is why huge insects couldn’t breathe in today’s atmosphere.”
“But fossil insects are huge!”
“Cockroaches over 18 inches long have been found in the fossil record.”
“A fossil centipede 8.5 feet long was found.”
“Fossil grasshoppers have been found over two feet long. A giant tarantula fossil was found with a three-foot leg span.”
“Fossil cattails have been found 60 feet tall.”
“Fossil buffalo horns have been found with a 12-foot span. Giant elk with 12-foot antlers. A giant pre-historic goose stood as tall as an elephant and weighed up to half a ton. Salamanders grew 6 feet long. Sharks before the Flood were 80 feet long. Turtles bigger than men. Oyster shells have been found on the tops of mountains of Peru two miles above sea level 11.5 feet wide. Reptiles never stop growing. They grow throughout their entire lives (Holt Earth Science, 1991, p.293).”
A key to understanding the Pre-Flood Earth is the existence of a canopy of water in the stratosphere.
“After Noah’s Flood this water canopy in the stratosphere was removed, and the water became part of the waters of the Flood of Noah, approximately 4,400 years ago. The water canopy in the stratosphere is therefore no longer present.”
“The water canopy originally provided protection against cosmic radiation from outer space.”
“The Water layer in the Stratosphere had several other very important functions.”
“The temperature was probably much warmer, with no variation of temperature over the entire planet because of the greenhouse effect of the vapor canopy in the stratosphere. This perhaps explains why Mammoths preserved in the permafrost in Siberia have tropical vegetation in their stomachs.”
“One of the very important functions of the upper atmosphere today is that much of the dangerous radiation from the sun is filtered out. However, some dangerous radiation still gets through to the surface of the Earth. This is why, for example, overexposure to sunlight can cause skin cancer.”
“The blocking of dangerous X-rays and gamma rays would probably have been much greater before the Flood. This probably accounts for the much longer life spans of the patriarchs recorded in the Bible (some over 900 years).”
“Genesis 2:5-6 indicates that at least prior to the creation of Adam, rain did not fall but that the plants were nourished by springs coming up out of the ground. The Bible does not actually mention rain until the Flood, and a canopy providing a greenhouse effect could have lessened the need for the water cycle. If Noah was the first person to see a rainbow, that would add further strength to the canopy theory.”
“Genesis 7:11-12 tells us it rained for forty days and nights. Such a lengthy deluge would be impossible today because there isn’t nearly enough moisture in the present atmosphere; therefore, there had to be much more water in the heavens of Noah’s time.”
“A canopy would have provided an increased atmospheric pressure, heavier air in other words, that would have allowed the prehistoric flying reptiles such as the pteranodon to have taken flight. It is doubtful that these creatures would be able to fly in today’s thinner atmosphere.”
“The water canopy in the stratosphere would have dramatically increased the partial pressure of gases on Planet Earth, causing 50% higher concentrations of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide. This is proved in experiments on Pre-Flood air trapped in fossilized tree sap, now known as the semi-precious stone, Amber.”
“According to Time Magazine, November 9, 1987, p. 82, bubbles of air in Amber have an oxygen content that is 50% higher than the present atmospheric air.”
“According to this article in Time Magazine, Geochemists Gary Landis of the US Geological Survey and Robert Berner of Yale analyzed tiny air bubbles trapped in specimens of Amber.”
“They placed the Amber specimens inside a vacuum chamber, and then opened the Amber, allowing the ancient trapped gases to escape. They found that the air contained 32% oxygen, which is much higher than our current 21% oxygen content in the atmosphere.”
“This finding is confirmed in The New Scientist Magazine published on March 11, 2000. According to this article the air trapped in Amber has 35% oxygen.”
“These findings confirm that Planet Earth had much higher Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide levels at an earlier date, and would seem to confirm the theory about higher Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere, caused by the water canopy before Noah’s Flood.”
“Because of the higher oxygen levels, the high blood oxygen levels would have contributed to extreme longevity, resistance to bacterial and viral diseases, and greater metabolic efficiency, with consequent greatly enhanced athletic ability.”
“The average recorded life span in The Bible of the early patriarchs is 912 years. This is in stark contrast to today’s much shorter life spans, with 70-80 years being typical.”
“In the Pre-Flood atmosphere the Carbon Dioxide content was much higher because of the canopy of water. This high Carbon Dioxide content caused the vegetation, to grow much larger, and also more abundantly.
Now I’m no scientist, but I’m not stupid either.
Doesn’t this sound like a theory that makes sense, while offering an explanation for dinosaurs and the other fossils we find today?
Until I learn something that would make me think otherwise, this is my story and I’m sticking to it!
If this article piqued your interest, you may want to check out my blog from July 18, 2018, titled, “Many scientists don’t seem to believe in God…, but God created science! Take Noah’s flood, ‘The Great Flood,’ for example.”
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