February 2017: WATER WATER EVERYWHERE BUT NARY A DROP TO BE FOUND!
I did a little calculation to see how much water Noah’s god needed to flood the earth to the top of Mount Ararat. (It’s so easy even Noah can do it, using the formula for the volume of a sphere; he’d need is earth’s radius and height of Mt. Ararat —period! Wikipedia gives those figures.)
Result: Noah’s flood required 783 times the total water contained in our earth.
Total water volume to cover earth to top of Ararat is V = (4/3)п(R3-r3)
Were r is radius of earth from core to sea level, R = earth radius to top of Ararat
R = r + h (h being height of Ararat above sea level).
But r = 6,371 km, and h = 5.137 km (Wikipedia)
So, R = 6376.137 km
So, V = 1,085,831,769,358 km3 (cubic kilometers)
But the total water on earth = 1,386,000,000 km3 (Wikipedia)
Noah’s flood required 783 times the total water contained in our earth.
Put differently, earth has less than one-tenth of one percent of the water Noah needed.
Analogy: Noah’s flood required one glass of water, but earth has only a tea spoonful.
Question: Where did the rest come from?
And also: Where did it go after the flood?
No, it didn’t evaporate: Wikipedia says our atmosphere holds only 0.001% of the earth’s water!
For water data, see: https://water.usgs.gov/edu/gallery/global-water-volume.html