A New Ocean in the Making?


Is Ethiopia splitting in two? A huge cut in the ground appeared suddenly in 2005, when volcanic activity opened a 35-mile-long (56 km) rift to a width of 20 feet (6 m) in just a few days. The surprising speed with which the ground parted along the rift has intrigued scientists and fostered speculation that a new ocean may be forming, as the African continent splits apart.

Is Ethiopia splitting?

Volcanic activity created a thirty-five-mile-long rift in Ethiopia in just a few days. Photo © Dereje Ayalew

Of course, a speed of 20 feet in several days pales into insignificance compared to the rapid and continuous tectonic activity that must have taken place during the global, earth-reshaping Flood. The creationist model states that the breakup of continents (by thousands of miles) and the rise and fall of land (by thousands of feet) took place in only a year, not in cumulative small, local catastrophies over millions of years, as old-age geologists contend.

ScienceDaily: “African Desert Rift Confirmed as New Ocean in the Making”

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April – June 2010

Debates about evolution and attacks on Scripture seem endless. But why should we be ashamed of truth? In this issue you’ll find basic truths revealed in Genesis and confirmed by science—bare-bones essentials that all Christians need. Also look for fascinating science news, ideas for a faith-building creation “stay-cation” to your local zoo, and semi-technical articles to strengthen your faith and challenge your mind!

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