Moses and Geology; Or, the Harmony of the Bible with Science

Moses and Geology; Or, the Harmony of the Bible with Science

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...they were created to inhabit a thermal ocean, and died away as it cooled down." That the construction of the Placoid and Ganoid fishes adaptcd them for the thermal waters of the Old Red Sandstone period is another evidence in favour of my argument that the seasons did not commence until after the Carboniferous period; and thus again geology confirms the order given by Moses, and evidence after evidence turns up to establish and strengthen our faith in the truthfulness of our Bible. A word or two more about the Ptcrichthys (No. 2, Fig. 58), first found by Hugh Miller with its fore-fins extended at right angles. Apparently it had died instantly and in much fright: this would indicate that some sudden catastrophe had overtaken it; and as thousands of square miles now form a vast mausoleum of countless swarms of ocean-dwellers, which once gay with life sported in the waters and were evidently also destroyed in a moment, we may perhaps infer that. some sudden volcanic eruption beneath the waters must have poisoned them at once. That this sudden destruction of fish still sometimes takes place is evident; for on Friday, the 6th of December, 1789, Captain Stewart, with the ship Brothers, arrived at Leilh from Archangel, and reported that on the coast of Lapland and Norway he sailed many leagues through immense quantities of dead haddocks floating on the water, and he had spoken many ships who reported the same fact. It may be that sulphuretted hydrogen was suddenly injected into the sea from some submarine volcano; this would quite account for such a destruction of the finny tribe. There is another fish, also discovered by Hugh Miller, of very great importance in these strata, called the Asterolepis, which was of enormous size, sometimes attaining...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534778
  • 9781236534774