I’ve been asked if I’ve personally investigated the Genesis flood, and to show my research. The person didn’t want me to link to other web sites, but rather to list the evidence that I had that the Genesis flood never happened.
Of course, I can’t do that. I’ve never personally investigated the evidence for, or against the flood, directly. I’m not a scientist, and this is far from my area of expertise. I’m no geologist, and short of becoming a publishing PhD (which isn’t going to happen) I’m simply not qualified to asses the evidence.
What I can say though is that I respect the consensus position of scientists in the area of geology that the Earth is about 4.55 billion years old, and that there is no credible evidence that any type of worldwide flood ever occurred. I also respect the position of geneticists who agree that there is no credible evidence that there was ever a population bottleneck of less than 10 of every “kind” (whatever the word “kind” means to Creationists, because they never give a clear definition.)
The short of the story is that I trust the consensus of experts who, having spent years of their lives dedicating themselves to the systematic study of a particular aspect of the natural world, can look at the evidence objectively, and form rational conclusions about it that are most likely to be correct. All relevant areas of science are in agreement: The flood in Genesis could not possibly have happened as described in the Bible.
Doesn’t it also seem strange that neither the Chinese, or the Egyptians, or any other culture, took any notice of their civilizations being wiped out by a super massive flood?