Another confirmation of the essential truth of Noah's flood and the effect it had on biodiversity is the distribution of freshwater fish and aquatic animal communities.
Sharks and Bony Fish
Sedimentary deposits containing sharks and bony fish can be assigned to the Mississippian because of how the evolution narrative, of development from primitive to advanced, overlays with the geological timescale.
In the book of Jonah it's said that the Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. In the book of Matthew, Jesus describes Jonah spending three days and three nights in the belly of a whale. Is this a problem?
Diversification of Fishes
Billions of fish died during Noah's flood. Whole tribes were buried in sediment as it fell out of the sky. Wait, what? How does sediment fall out of the sky? Good question. We're going to have fun with that tomorrow.
Graptiloids, Nautiloids, Cystoids in Maximum Abundance
If a sedimentary rock is full of the remains of Graptiloids does it means that the Graptiloids were in their maximum abundance? No, it means that the place where the Graptiloids lived got buried in sediment.
Feeding the 5000
In John Chapter 6 is Jesus demonstrates the conversion of energy from one form to another and he attempts to explain the first law of thermodynamics. He lost many followers in the process.
When we (that's me and the Holy spirit) examined the evidence we couldn't avoid the obvious conclusion that Mississippian sediments are the remains of an ecosystem which was buried in a flood.
In spherogenetic systematics Fish is a higher rank than Whale. The fish of the sea is everything created in the hydrosphere. Whale is a subcategory. The thing that swallowed Jonah was both a fish and a whale.
Jonah gives us direct observation of the pillars of the earth. Direct observation is also known as empirical. The pillars of the earth aren't allegorical, metaphorical or theoretical, they're empirical.
The biological definition of life and what the Bible describes as living aren't the same thing. This is important to know as we see how the process of creation unfolded. Biology is the foundation of secular humanism.