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the razor of Occam and the rod of Moses

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Sep 23, 2010

Thanks to the wonders of computer modeling, we now know that parting of the Red Sea, as described in the Book of Exodus, could have been accomplished by 65-mph winds across a portion of expanse where an ancient river had merged into the sea.

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.

Great. Nobody has ever seen it happen, but it's theoretically possible. Good to know.

Now boot up those computers again, and see if you can calculate the odds that a 65-mph wind would just happen to hit the Red Sea at the same time that Moses stretched out his hands over that particular stretch of water, and die down when Moses raised his hands again. 

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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