the oxygen isotope ratios of the foraminifera shells, pulled from the Gulf of Mexico, show a marked temporary decrease in the salinity of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It clearly shows that there was a major period of flooding.
Read the study carefully. Yes, the foraminifera note a decrease in salinity, about 11,600 years ago! Check it yourself. That doesn't say anything about a global flood, but it does indicate that salinity would drop from melting glaciers AT THE END OF THE LAST ICE AGE.
a flood poured ten cubic miles of water a day from the Mediterranean Sea into the Black Sea, abruptly turning the formerly freshwater lake into a brackish inland sea.
About 7,000 years ago the Mediterranean Sea swelled. Seawater pushed northward, slicing through what is now Turkey.
Funneled through the narrow Bosporus, the water hit the Black Sea with 200 times the force of Niagara Falls. Each day the Black Sea rose about six inches (15 centimeters), and coastal farms were flooded. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/black ... frame.html
If you want the global flood to be responsible for the Black Seas salinity, you will need to adjust the dates.
Extensive Strata and Pancake Layering and the influence exhibited by Mt St Helen eruption.
Huh? What does St. Helens have to do with the global flood?
There is a worldwide tradition among a variety of people and religions of a global flood.
Yes, but that isn't science.
current archaeological evidence supports that civilization originated in the Ararat/Babylon region.
Isn't this a typical kind of statement found on "wiki.answers.com" or "answers.yahoo.com"? Or grade 7 Socials textbooks?
the world's folded beds of sediment have no compression fractures, indicating that they were contorted while they were still wet and soft. For this to occur on a global scale, and on sediment thousands of feet thick, would require a catastrophic global flood.
The first part of this statement is blatantly false. Check out a fairly standard text, "Sedimentary Rocks in the Field, A Colour Guide" by Dorrik A.V. Stow; pages 61-73. The picture on page 73 is especially neat. Nice colour pictures, too.
The second part of your statement is merely supposition.
All types of rocks (eg limestone, shale, granite, etc) occur in all geologic 'ages'. This indicates a common formation on a global scale - the situation that would have been created by the mixing of sediment in a global flood.
All geologic "ages"? If there was a global flood, just which ages are you referring to? You can't have it both ways. Check out the terms for geologic ages at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geologic_time_scale
When you get down to periods of time in geochronology, "age" means millions of years.
Globally, there is an almost complete absence of any evidence of animal and plant root activity within the tiny layers of sediment. Slowly deposited layers should show this activity, flood deposits wouldn't.
Absence of animal and plant "activity" in sediment layers? Would you care to back this up? Do fossils in shale deposits count? Check out the "Encyclopedia of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks" by Gerrard V. Middleton
There is no correlation between radiometric 'ages' and assumed paleontology 'age'
You can start by reading "Cosmochemistry" By Harry Y. McSween, Gary R. Huss. (but it's a thick book, over 500 pages) Check out the section on Basic Principles of Radiometric Age Dating.
Considering how fossils are known to be created and the worldwide distribution of most of the fossil types, transportation on a global scale by a global flood is the only reasonable conclusion.
Now you're just being ridiculous. A global flood would deposit skeletal remains willy-nilly, with absolutely no stratification differences at all. Check out the principle of superposition and how it applies to fossils.
Mountain-high water level marks found throughout the world
You mean like a bathtub ring around all the world's mountains? I've seen the water level plateau around Salt Lake Valley. From when the Great Salt Lake was really great. But you'd be hard pressed to show any similar "high water level marks" anywhere else. Show me.
Meteorites are basically absent from the geologic column
What does "basically absent" mean? On a scale of 1 to 10, how absent are they? Who was it who said, "absence of evidence doesn't mean evidence of absence"?