Could the water cover Mt. Everest?
Mount Everest is more than 5 miles (8 kilometers) high. How, then, could the flood have covered all the high hills under the whole heaven? The Bible refers only to high hills, and the mountains today were formed only toward the end of, and after, the flood by collision of the tectonic plates and the associated upthrusting. In support of this, the layers that form the uppermost parts of Mount Everest are themselves composed of fossil-bearing, water-deposited layers. This uplift of the new continental landmasses from under the Flood waters would have meant that, as the mountains rose and the valleys sank, the waters would have rapidly drained off the newly emerging land surfaces. The collapse of natural dams holding back the flood waters on the land would also have caused catastrophic flooding. Such rapid movement of large volumes of water would have caused extensive erosion and shaped the basic features of today’s earth surface. Thus, it is not hard to envisage the rapid carving of the