According to the bible, we live in a snow globe. Science proves this wrong, but why do many still believe in the bible?

Centuries ago science disproved Genesis 1:6-8 (which, needless to say, blew a huge hole in the story of Noah’s ark). In the creation story the heavens and the earth coexist in a physical universe. The earth sits below, covered in a little water. The rest of the water rests on a physical boundary above the earth. The stars are holes in this physical boundary through which heavenly water can fall to earth as rain. Above that is god and his angels.

This is called the Firmament, a physical, dome-shaped boundary between heaven and earth. The Firmament is central to the Noah story. Prior to the flood, it had never rained on earth. Then god opened the Firmament and flooded the earth with heavenly water.

But we now know that there is no Firmament. We’ve known this for 500 years, possibly as much as 1,400 years. There is no dome-shaped, snow globe-like structure surrounding our planet. Rain comes from evaporated water that collects as clouds. And stars are massive, gravity-rich plasma spheres that generate massive amounts of energy by breaking down hydrogen into helium (for the majority of their lives). They are not holes in anything!

This is an enormous problem with the creation story that cannot be reconciled with fact. The vast, vast, vast majority of Jews, Christians, and Muslims do not even claim this part of the creation story to be true. But if this can be so easily dismissed, why do so many have a hard time dismissing everything else in the bible that science contradicts?

About Rayan Zehn

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7 Responses to According to the bible, we live in a snow globe. Science proves this wrong, but why do many still believe in the bible?

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  7. Vincent Pierce says:

    Maybe due to wanting a loving God to exist. Maybe because they feel something beautiful in a fragrance or melody and long to be part of it.
    I’ve wrestled with faith since my atheistic childhood.
    I appreciate your honest post.
    -Vincent

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