A Mist To Water The Ground

Another idea that accompanies the theory of the water jacket is the idea that it never rained on earth until the time of the flood: That for a thousand or so years there was a mist that watered the ground. That the atmosphere was much higher in oxygen which caused the geckos and salamanders of the day to grow to unimaginable sizes like dinosaurs, as well as huge plants with basketball sized tomatoes etc. This ideal greenhouse environment led to lifespans of almost 900 years common.

Really? Well No, if there was no water jacket there must be another explanation: see the problem verse that led to this thinking.

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Gen ch2:v3-6
Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Gen 2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. (KJV)

The first creation account ends with Chapter 2:v3. The next account in genesis spans the creation on earth leading up to the account of the garden of Eden and the man Adam which God placed there. This subsequent account starts with stating that God created the plants before they were in the earth: An apparent contradiction to the first account: but verse 4 states that God created the heavens and the earth in "one day". This as the first day, within which all creation, heaven and earth and all life was "without form and void".

God had not caused it to rain upon the earth for some reason: perhaps because without the EM radiation and gravity (all chemistry in motion) and the subsequent creation of stars there as yet no solar-driven water cycle. Neither at that point were htere any moving creatures or man to use cattle to break apart the earth.

With unbroken earth and a new atmosphere lacking in water vapour it is rather the Earth standing water watering the atmosphere that is in view than the atmosphere watering the earth: (hence no rain as yet). The triple point of water states that water can simultaneously exist as ice water and vapour at the same temperature. Lowering the pressure releases more vapour: but what is in view is a lack in the earth of water "within" the land: rather the earth (dirt) is not yet sodden being unbroken and separated from the standing water that was releasing its moisture more gradually in the form of mist than some rapid gaseous diffusion. This mist made all the soil damp.

Moving on to the creation of Adam in the garden east of Eden;

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Gen ch2:v7-10
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. (KJV)

Likewise this second creation account aligns with the creation of Adam on the sixth day after the creation of the plants, and other animal life (as cattle) on the fifth day. Man was created on the same day as the fossil record of the earth as we know it today.

Man was not created in the fossil record according to the creation account of Genesis chapter 1: indeed God breathed life into Adam and he became a "living soul". This is also true of the animals, whether one disputes it or not - as they are likewise created before their own fossilised apparent "first causes" were added in the earth. However they are not separate in that sense from the "fowls" that are truly separate from the fossil record in the former account of Genesis chapter 1.

Note God "planted a garden" rather than simply "created" it. Placing for himself His pick of the crop as it were,.. What we see is that a river went out of Eden to water the garden: clearly the water cycle was active at this point. It had obviously rained in Eden in order for a river catchment to fill the garden.

The likelihood that a mist could water the surface of the soil in that catchment area to the point beyond the saturation of the atmosphere is nonsense also. Standing water evaporating would not add water into the atmosphere past saturation point certianly not moving vapour over large distances without precipitation. Such a mist would water the atmosphere if it was under saturation point and fall as rain otherwise - yet the temperature would have to be lowered in order to condense water from the atmosphere as mist - to lower the atmospheric saturation point.

If the river was collected merely from run-off caused by mist because the soil was unbroken: It would not have formed mist to water the atmosphere: although this run-off is a familiar process, the lack of water vapour in the young atmosphere would not permit this common aspect of the water cycle unless the solar driven cycle had already reached its natural balance.

On the whole then there is no cause for rain to be alien before the flood of Noah.

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