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For the millennium generation the story of Noah's Ark is fascinated Christian.
From the classic Bible story.
In the 1928.
Disaster film that recreated the chaos in the big screen.
It comes as no surprise that when asked about the origin of human life in overwhelmingly.
Of Americans say god played some part.
In our creation.
But creations have always clashed with scientists.
Whose -- certain disprove the legend from the Bible but until now.
David Montgomery is the author of the rocks don't lie.
A geologist investigates.
Noah's flood and he's our guest this morning the white professor how are you.
-- -- -- -- -- -- about the rocks not lying tell me about the rocks and and and and Noah's Ark.
Tell me about what we can find out about where we come from.
Through its study of geology.
Well that's a geologist about a 150 years ago pretty conclusively put to rest the idea of a global flood.
But as I started to look into the origin of the world's flood stories including the story of noah's flood.
I actually found out that there is a lot of truth at the root a lot of truth that the geological roots of flood stories around the world including the story of noah's flood.
And there's two very rational explanations for the story of noah's flood rooted in -- disasters in the Middle East.
-- one could've been a very large Mesopotamia and flood the other could have been catastrophic filling the Black Sea when.
Sea level rose -- the in the last ice age in the Mediterranean over top the -- person spilled into the Black -- flooding.
Valley that probably had early farming communities and it.
Now if you stay in your book and I've read parts of the book the earlier earlier this morn AM and read the entire book that's really -- thing.
Whether your interest in science or faith.
Or both at the earliest geologists.
Were religious folk.
Is that true.
Yes it's true it's most of the early geologists were drawn from the clergy and in fact the founding.
They're what -- -- -- reveres the grandfather of the science and Nicholas Stefano.
Was that Catholic bishop who developed his founding principles for the discipline of geology.
And then -- -- turn around and applied them to interpreting the history.
Northern Italy and viewed through the model of noah's flood.
The idea of a global flood really shape the first couple hundred years of geological investigations and as geologists.
Kept finding evidence for a longer history of the world and more complicated history than a creation and then a single flood that there was a lot of other things that happen in earth history that weren't mentioned in the Bible.
That really shape the development of geology is a science so you can really that point two Christian theology is having shaped the development of the geology.
And geological discoveries actually then influenced the development of Christian theology and later centuries.
David Montgomery author of the rocks don't -- and gives up suckered to both people who are.
Faith and of science thank -- for this illumination on this Sunday morning he give us all ought to think about and to be hopeful for to deceive professor -- Thank you as.
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