OK, I’ve come up with some predictions off the top of my head. I have not gone into researching if there are evidence for or against these predictions yet, but I just wanted to get the discussion going. Some of these predictions might be impossible to have any evidence for or against right now, but I just want to throw them out anyways.
I will post evidence that supports these predictions in subsequent posts.
So, here are my flood hypothesis predictions:
1. Hydrocarbons should only be found in the lower layers.
The global flood is hypothesized to occur over a short period of time, measured in months rather than millenniums. Everything was rapidly buried in a short span. So hydrocarbons could not have built up in successive layers over a long period of time.
2. There should be a greater amount of fossils found at the bottom than the top.
This is related to prediction 1. You would expect a global flood to rapidly bury what was on the surface of the earth. There should not be a uniform distribution of fossils found in all the layers.
3. Most coal/oil deposits should be large rather than small.
If the flood was global, everything would get buried at one time. So, it would be expected that coal and oil deposits would be large rather than small discrete clumps scattered throughout the strata.
4. There would be no layers (of any significance) found under the layers formed by the flood.
Generally, the layers formed by the flood start at the Cambrian layer. If the layers were all formed by the flood, then there should be no layers found not formed by the flood.
5. Rock strata would basically be parallel to each other (though large sections could be bent/fractured/displaced) all over the world.
If the flood formed the rock strata and the flood was global, we should see parallel layers all over the earth. Also, when I say parallel, I mean parallel to each other, not necessarily parallel to the horizon.
6. If we can take the cross sections of mountains, they should look like bent parallel layers.
In the FM, the mountains were formed after the sediments were layed down. So, the mountains should have evidence of parallel layers.
7. Marine fossils should not be limited to certain strata, but might be found throughout the layers layed down by the flood, including all the mountain ranges.
If the flood was global, then one would expect to find marine artifacts even on top of mountain ranges.
8. There should be pockets of water found when digging to the basalt where the subterranean water once was.
The major source of the water in the flood came from beneath the crust. One would expect to find some leftover water still there.
9. Stratifications could occur in localized floods.
If stratification occurred over a period of months in the global flood, one would expect that stratification can happen now in local floods.
10. Canyons will primarily only be found near mountain ranges.
The origin of canyons is explained in the FM by water receding as the mountain ranges were formed. So, canyons should primarily be found there.
11. There should be little, if any, strata found near the mid-Oceanic ridge.
The mid-Oceanic ridge was where the crust split apart and water came out of the earth. Sediments would not be able to accumulate there since water was coming out of the earth at that point.
12. There will never be a time again in which land animals will grow to the size of the dinosaurs.
Admittedly, we might never be able to demonstrate this. But, since the entire climate and atmosphere was significantly altered during the flood, the conditions that allowed land animals to grow large was removed.