Effects of the catastrophe
The Effects of the cosmic catastrophe for planet Earth!
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Model of the Flood Catastrophe W. Patten © (7)
In explaining the interactions of this celestial crisis, there are four celestial bodies and their four zones of gravitational dominance which must be recognized. These are:
The Earth's gravitational domain is not constant in size, since it orbits around the Sun in an eccentric orbit which varies between 91,500,000 and 94,500,000 miles. The Earth's field of gravitational dominance shifts about 7% in length from perihelion to aphelion and is pear-shaped, extending farther in the direction opposite the Sun than toward the Sun.
The zone of dominance of the Visitor is unknown, partly because its mass is only an educated guess, and partly because the dimensions of the zone will shift markedly, depending on its location. The Visitor may have been four times as massive as the Moon, and it may have approached the Earth ten times as closely as does the Moon approach the Earth. The contending forces involved were the staging of a four-way tug of war between the Sun, the small Earth, the smaller Visitor, and the Earth's tiny satellite, the Moon. The involvement did not result in permanent capture; the Sun finally won out.
If one concludes that this great event in Earth history, the Flood, was indeed a cosmic catastrophe, rather than merely a prolonged meteorological event, then one must conclude that its cause was gravitational rather than heat, which is the ultimate cause in floods caused by excessive rainfall (heat causing the evaporation and the organizing of wind systems). If the Flood is cosmic, it is not only a gravitational catastrophe; it is a gravitational-magnetic catastrophe, and it should be an excellent subject for a model.
The best model of the Flood Catastrophe will be the model which best explains a significant number of interrelated events of this crisis period on Earth history, and not merely one or two aspects. Therefore, the best model of the Flood will likely be based on the most comprehensive analysis.
A case in point is the recognition that if there are tides in the hydrosphere, there must necessarily also be tides in the fluid magma, tides likely of a much greater force. The evidences of these appear in the Circum-Pacific and the Alpine-Himalayan zones of uplift, evidences which become overwhelming when examined in moderate depth. Implicit in this is the recognition that mountain-building forces are:
A second case in point, beyond the orogenetical, is the glacial case, the Ice Epoch. If the Ice Epoch were a great dump of astral ice, possibly 12,000,000 cubic miles, dumped over the magnetic poles, simultaneous in timing with the Flood, involving ice at temperatures approaching absolute zero, this understanding is essential in fully comprehending the totality of the Flood event.
Other considerations from many disciplines, including anthology and folklores, recorded history, paleoclimatology, biochemistry and astronomy, add further perspectives which may bear upon a preferred model of the Flood catastrophe.
A satisfactory model must meet many kinds of requirements and these requirements must include the following:
(1) Horizontal Consistency. It must have horizontal consistency with the established and understood physical principles of our universe. It must have scientific consistency. In the case of the model portrayed in the following line diagrams, this consistency must include:
However, it must be in agreement with the facts of Earth history among the tens of thousands of specifics are:
A preferred model has been presented which claims to describe a realistic view of Earth history. It claims to describe a view more realistic than that described by other possible models of cosmic catastrophes. It claims to describe a view more realistic than the various, normally vague propositions of uniformitarian cosmology.
This model further opens the way to conceiving an earlier catastrophe, possibly when the Earth became a dump or "void," and darkness may have been upon the face of the deep (Genesis 1:2). A possible earlier catastrophe, coupled by related evidences, might bring some interesting things to light regarding "paleozoic" events, events which purportedly required almost 400,000,000 years.
It does not suddenly make the Flood account in Genesis rational; that account has been rational for 5,000 years.
Celestial catastrophism in the 1st and 2nd millenniums B.C., if factual, does nothing to weaken our case concerning the mechanics of the Flood catastrophe; simultaneously it does nothing to weaken our case for a recent dating (2800 B.C.) of that (postdiluvian) catastrophe.
Donald W. Patten, a geographer by training and lifelong interest, was born on November 11, 1929, in Conrad, a small town on the high plains of Montana near Glacier National Park. He entered the University of Montana in 1947 and engaged upon a series of studies including ancient history, ancient literature, climatology, genetics, geography, geomorphology, mathematics and philosophy.
While absorbing humanistic viewpoints, he also began to read the Bible, and to reflect upon its claims. In 1948, he experienced conversion to Biblical Christianity, and through a coincidence, was given pulpit duties as a student at a small, rural community church in the village of Lolo. Following his conversion, this further experience in lay preaching and teaching was a most profound influence in his young manhood, coming in the midst of his studies.
Mr. Patten received a B.A, in Geography from the University of Washington in 1951, and an M.A. in Geography in 1962. Mr. Patten and his wife Lorraine have one daughter and six sons.
The biblical flood and ice epoch was conceived in 1960, and has been generated by his interests in various fields of geography, history and science.The Biblical Flood & The Ice Epoch
The author contends that, through the agency of astral principles, the Earth became engaged, or engulfed, in simultaneous gravitational upheavals and magnetic conflicts. There came with suddenness to our fragile, spiraling sphere, THE BIBLICAL FLOOD AND THE ICE EPOCH. Readers of this unique book will find a challenging and refreshing view of ancient catastrophism and its conclusion, Divine Creation, a subject of importance in this age of increasing intellectual rootlessness.
It is over and against the prevailing monopoly of uniformitarian thought (which proposes that oceans of time are necessary for anything and everything, both geologically and biologically) that Mr. Patten proposes his view of historical celestial crises, global catastrophes. Such catastrophes may explain many features about several planets. Such catastrophes, relative to the Earth-Moon system, explain the raising up of mountain ranges, sweeping across the face of the Earth in arcuate alignment, similar to the mountain patterns of the Moon.
This was achieved suddenly, and by tidal upheavals within
the oceans (of centrifugally rotating lava) within the Earth's crust.
Simultaneously, tidal upheavals engulfing the oceans raised tides of
subcontinental dimensions on the Earth's crust, thus the historically
recorded Deluge, or Flood.
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