The geological explanation of the Noachian Deluge is perhaps one of the most interesting sections of the work.
That is, it mitigates some of the more obvious impossibilities of the Noachian narrative.
Every time a man swallows an oyster, he has evidence that the Noachian deluge did not take place.
For instance, the tradition of a deluge in Mexico has often been referred to as a confirmation of the Noachian flood.
The fluctuations of Spanish seasons—varying from Noachian deluge to Saharan drought—necessarily react upon the habits of wildfowl.
Some of his guests he greets with a Noachian deluge of swift French words and high-pitched cries of welcome.
Legendary lore clusters round the petrified "Ark" in which the progenitors of the Malayan stock escaped from the Noachian flood.
On the face of the Noachian deluge innumerable forest trees were floating.
The next day—and the last of the season—might have been one of those contributory to the Noachian deluge.
It cannot, I think, be rationally doubted that we have in this ancient legend one other tradition of the Noachian Deluge.