To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.(Genesis 10:25) NKJV
For generations the evolution crowd has used the quirky Australasian fauna to belittle Creationists. How, the rhetoric goes, did the Monotremes and Marsupials manage to swim to Australia after Noah’s flood?
The simple answer is: they didn’t have to. For 101 years after Noah’s flood the various parts of the Australasian continent were contiguous with Pangaea. A wide open land route was available. This is the intrinsic benefit that comes from recognizing that 1) Noah’s flood and 2) Peleg’s tectonics were separate events.
- Firstly, the expansion of hell caused the waters of the great deep to burst forth out of the fountains of the great deep.
- Secondly, 101 years later, it melted the formerly solid core of the Earth (the foundations of the Earth), causing the pillars of the Earth to collapse. And so began the tectonic breakup of Pangaea.
The separation of the two events is a conclusion which is deduced by analyzing the distribution of biodiversity in the context of the Biblical narrative. The breakup of Pangaea had to be after Noah’s flood to account for the distribution of biodiversity. It’s how the monotremes got to Australia.