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Flood theory doesn't hold water

Shelley Leggett's theory (Write Back, May 18) that the Mediterranean overflowing into the Black Sea basin is the basis for Biblical flood stories will not stand up.

In 2002 an international team of scientists from Canada, the US, the UK and Turkey concluded, after extensive research, that there was no evidence whatsoever for a catastrophic northward flow of saline Mediterranean water into the Black Sea.

The supposed time of the Black Sea event is about 7,600 years ago. But what about the flood stories of the American Indians, or the Australian Aborigines? Evolutionists put time of entry of the latter into Australia at least 30,000 years before the alleged Black Sea flood. The theory cannot account for those stories.

It makes more sense that all the legends are corrupted memories of the Biblical Flood.

IAN McCLEAN

Londonderry