From time to time, new research results give additional insight into the Biblical flood. In fact, for one who understands the Biblical flood, many current discoveries are easy to understand. For example, a recent article in Science “calls for critical reappraisal of all mudstones previously interpreted as having been continuously deposited under still waters”. Because mud sediments are “the dominant sediment type on earth”, this reappraisal has tremendous implications for our understanding of the entire geological column.
This article concerns fine-grained sedimentary rocks. “It is commonly assumed… that fine-grained sediment was delivered more or less continuously from buoyant plumes produced by storms and river floods… or turbidity currents before setting out of suspension as individual grains in still waters. This paradigm… is, however, at odds with observations in modern oceans and lakes …”. Now it appears that such sediments were deposited “under much higher current velocities than previously assumed.” Also, the sediment layers, although they appear parallel, are really at a slight angle and deposited quickly rather than slowly. Thus “many of our preconceptions about fine-grained rocks are naïve.”