by Brian Thomas, M.S. | Jul. 27, 2012
ICR News previously reported evidence of Ice Age habitations in the English Channel.1Fishermen and, more recently, researchers have dredged human artifacts and Ice Age animal bones such as mammoth teeth from the depths of the North Sea, which separates England from the European mainland. Now, investigators have begun mapping stone and ancient landform structures on and below the sea floor and are more seriously trying to piece together the clues.
Dr. Richard Bates, a geophysicist at St. Andrews University in Scotland, called the sunken civilization “Doggerland” after the United Kingdom’s east coast Dogger Banks. He said in a university press release that “we have found many artefacts and submerged features that are very difficult to explain by natural causes, such as mounds surrounded by ditches and fossilised tree stumps on the seafloor.”2
Seismic scans, taken in cooperation with oil companies, revealed ancient rivers and valleys that are now submerged. The researchers began reconstructing the ancient area’s “rivers, lakes, hills, coastlines and estuaries.”3 They are also gathering and mapping the locations of fossils, including microfossil pollen, of the undersea flora and fauna.
The preliminary results were displayed at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London under the title, “The Drowned Landscapes of the North Sea,”4 and the formal results are scheduled to appear in the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology.
So far, none have claimed a connection between Doggerland and Atlantis, which some researchers believe was once an Ice Age city, now submerged off the west coast of Spain.1
According to Bible-based reconstructions of earth history, the Ice Age directly resulted from the increased sea surface temperature caused by Noah’s Flood. A few centuries after the Flood, cooling seas decreased evaporation and snowfall and, hence, diminished ice cover. As mainland ice melted, including glacial ice dams, natural lakes catastrophically drained into today’s oceans.
A giant ice dam that once spanned roughly from Dover to Calais and retained a lake to its northeast catastrophically failed, resulting in the local flood that carved the English Channel.5
This was not a singular kind of event. Recently, meteorologist Michael Oard listed seven local megafloods occurring in Siberia, Canada, the United States, and Alaska.6 Post-Flood Ice Age cities that are offshore today were submerged by the cumulative waters from many local ice-melt “megafloods” similar to the one that carved the English Channel. Doggerland data makes sense in light of the post-Flood Ice Age.
- Thomas, B. Has the Lost City of Atlantis Been Found? ICR News. Posted on icr.org March 23, 2011, accessed July 13, 2012.
- Discovering Drowned Doggerland. University of St. Andrews press release, July 3, 2012.
- Waugh, R. ‘Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea—a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 6,500 B.C. Daily Mail. Posted on dailymail.co.uk July 2, 2012, accessed July 11, 2012.
- Drowned Landscapes. 2012. The Royal Society. Posted on zoyalsocieity.org.
- Gupta, S. et al. 2007. Catastrophic flooding origin of shelf valley systems in the English Channel. Nature. 448 (7151): 342-345.
- Oard, M. Two more late Ice Age megafloods discovered. Journal of Creation. 25 (1): 4-6.
Image credit: University of St. Andrews, Copyright © 2012. Adapted for use in accordance with federal copyright (fair use doctrine) law. Usage by ICR does not imply endorsement of copyright holders.
* Mr. Thomas is Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.
Article posted on July 27, 2012.
His Son’s Name
by Henry Morris, Ph.D. | Jul. 27, 2012
“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his Son’s name, if thou canst tell?” (Proverbs 30:4)
The obvious answer to these rhetorical questions must center in God, the Creator of all things. But the fascinating revelation in this Old Testament passage is that God has a Son and that both have names.
When Moses asked God His name, “God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM . . . This is my name for ever” (Exodus 3:14-15). Later, Moses, in his song of deliverance said: “The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name” (Exodus 15:3). The name Lord (Hebrew Jehovah orYahweh) means, essentially, “I am, the self-existent one.”
As far as His Son’s name is concerned, it is revealed in Scripture in many ways. In the Old Testament prophecy, “His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). How remarkable that a “Son is given” who is also named the mighty God and everlasting Father!
In His incarnation, the angel commanded Joseph, “Thou shalt call his name JESUS” (“Jehovah saves”), but he also said, “They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” (Matthew 1:21, 23).
There are many other titles by which the Son of God is identified, but perhaps the most significant are noted in connection with His final return in triumph. “His name is called The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13), identifying Him as both eternal Creator and incarnate Savior (John 1:1-3, 14). As our eternal King, “he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16). HMM
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