Joe Rogan, the famous podcaster who is known to be a skeptic about all things Bible-based, alerted his massive fan base to a discovery found by scientists. Rogan claimed he couldn’t sleep after he learned about this discovery.
Joe Rogan shared a story on Instagram about a massive amount of water recently discovered by scientists far beneath the surface of the planet, and the post went viral. Many commenters said Rogan just inadvertently shared science that is likely proof of something seen in the Bible.
Rogan found a story about what scientists found in rocks 400 miles beneath the surface of the Earth. He found it to be an amazing story and posted it to Instagram, joking about how the story made him stay up late at night to investigate.
“Me: man, it’s after 2am, I should probably get some sleep,” Rogan wrote to his legion of fans. “Article: ‘Did you know that there’s an absolutely massive supply of water hidden underneath the Earth’s crust that’s three times bigger than the oceans that sit on the surface?’ Me: No, I did not know that. And now that’s all I’m interested in. F*** sleep, it’s rabbit hole time.”
Rogan linked to a story from several days before about scientists who reported finding more water deep inside the Earth than exists on the surface of the planet. The massive supply of water is 400 miles down, so “it’s not exactly accessible,” the report from Unilad said. The scientists who made the discovery in 2014 said this huge ocean of water is locked inside a layer of the Earth’s crust that is made up of a rock called “ringwoodite.”
According to Northwestern University geophysicist Steve Jacobsen, who was part of the team that discovered the presence of the water, “the ringwoodite is like a sponge, soaking up water. There is something very special about the crystal structure of ringwoodite that allows it to attract hydrogen and trap water.”
The ringwoodite has been found deep below the continental U.S., and that sector would contain more than three times the amount of water we see on the surface of the planet. But the researchers think the rock may cover the entire Earth, and if that is so, that would mean that there is many thousands of times more water in this layer of the Earth than sits on the surface. Well, that is the scientific part of the story. How does the discovery intersect with the Bible, you may ask? Most scholars point to the story in Genesis of the creation of the Earth and the great flood.
As it happens, this “separation” of water is mentioned in the English Standard Version of Genesis 1:7, which says, “And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.” To many who see scientific explanations in the Bible, this “ocean” of water deep below the Earth is evidence that there could well have been the sort of worldwide flood mentioned in the story of Noah.
After all, the Bible notes in Genesis 7:11 that “the fountains of the great deep burst forth” and flooded the Earth. The story of the great flood ends with Genesis 8:2 saying, “The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed” and “the rain from the heavens was restrained.” This, Christians say, shows evidence that the water was then reabsorbed by the “great deep,” and that is where scientists today found it locked up safe and secure.
This isn’t the first time Joe Rogan was blown away by Bible-based concepts. During one Rogan podcast, famed psychologist Jordan Peterson spoke about the importance of the Bible. “I just walked through the Museum of the Bible in Washington,” the trend-setting academic said, before revealing what he learned.
“I just figured it out…I just figured it out this week,” he continued. “It isn’t that the Bible is true, it is that the Bible is the precondition for the manifestation of truth, which makes it way more true than just truth.” Professor Petersen, who is agnostic but is open about his faith journey, explained this simply means that any statement or idea that is in line with the Bible can be categorized as truth and anything that goes against the teachings of the Bible is a lie.