Can science explain miracles or are they all caused by God? (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to these shows). Remember the scene in the Bible in Exodus 14:21-28, when the Israelites are escaping from the Egyptian chariots and Moses parts the waters of the Red Sea so they can run across it, then waves his hand so that the waters flow back again, scuttling the pursuing Egyptians? Science can sometimes help explain miracles and in the this case, researchers think a big wind could have done this.
Scientists who study the impact of wind on water say that a strong wind could push back waters from two ancient basins to create a temporary land bridge. They have come up with a computer model that explains the Exodus scenario.
Researcher Carl Drews says, “The simulations match fairly closely with the account in Exodus. The parting of the waters can be understood through fluid dynamics. The wind moves the water in a way that’s in accordance with physical laws, creating a safe passage with water on two sides and then abruptly allowing the water to rush back in.”
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