Paul, what we have to remember with these type of speculative arguments is the unpredictable nature of a world-wide flood. It is something we have NEVER been able to replicate.
Even if we look at the largest local floods, it doesn't necessarily follow that you would get the same exact effects. The turbulent, violent devastation of the flood was tremendous beyond imagination. Evolutionists always say, " a flood wouldn't have done X" but they are just making bare assertions only based on ignorance, for all they know there are X number of ways it could have happened with a flood. Don't be fooled by baloney.
For example, erosional-remnants left behind, when we measure what was quickly "taken" away when the waters receded off the continents, there are measurements of thousands and thousands of feet.
Wibble, and the evolutionists really do tend to cherry-pick the evidence. But with a flood you have to concentrate on the things you KNOW would happen if it had happened. And that's when we see that the general evidence favours catastrophe in many ways.
Consider for example, the evidence of planation, where mountain tops have been planed flat. The force required to do that would be water-pressure/power. It has been proven that water pressure/power, can literally turn the hardest rock to dust. The power is tremendous. On planated surfaces both hard and soft rocks have been EQUALLY planed, so they can't have eroded. Had they eroded naturally, they would have eroded so that the softer rock would have eroded much more than the harder rock.
We know that the preservation of every type of animal as fossils, would be expected from a flood since it covered the whole globe, so that is something you would DIRECTLY expect. It can be shown that wet sediment dumped over animals, caused fossilization. We also find a lot of fossils that are CRUCIALLY NOT fossilized when dead, but fossilized in the act of living. We find fossils with their necks thrown back in the suffocation-position, animals giving birth, animals fighting, animals eating, animals that were suddenly buried, so quick that they were captured in time.
Evolutionists, for a long time, have made a big song and dance about how the rocks favour evolution, which is ironic because they have the world believing that rocks and fossils and layers favour evolution when that would never have been a prediction of evolution. Preserved animals all over the globe, preserved in the act of living, is what you would expect from a world-scale catastrophy.
Sure - "some" of the evidence might fit with long ages, but that is the slothful-induction fallacy, because MOST of the evidence fits with a global flood. Logically, the true conclusion should be based on most of what the evidence shows, not what SOME evidence shows.
So I don't get into minutia-arguments over evidence for a flood because that is a red-herring. If the evolutionist makes you focus on one piece of evidence then you have to pull back and look at all of it.
Imagine you had a telescope in front of you, and the evolutionist said, "now look in that telescope and you will see white - I am telling you, this is what we would expect to see if a mountain was 100% covered in snow".
It's a trick Paul! For if you look through that scope you will only see white - but if you remove your eye from the telescope like the evolutionist doesn't want you to, then you will see that the majority of the mountain is not covered in snow.
AVOID minutia-arguments, as they force you to focus on ONE piece of evidence that appears to not support a flood, but they ignore the 90% of evidence elsewhere that favours a flood such as;
- preservation of fossils
- total general lack of transitionals
- peculiar geo-morphology all over the world, which has no uniform explanation but can be explained by the flood.
- The abscence in places of "eras", such as the cambrian era - and there is no evidence that there ever was such an era, in those places.
- the inter-tonguing of rock layers
- the amount of water left on the earth
- the double continental shelves
- the proof that canyons can be created quickly (mount saint Helens, a canyon and many rock layers were created in weeks)
- polystrate fossils, that are present in "two" eras.