[someone asked if there was any proof of a "firmament" having existed]
hold on a minute, this is not a ridiculous claim, and you should give your mother more credibility since she has more experience in life ! Things that you are taught in school and which you read in the popualr media are not always true. I know this to be a fact since I have done years of research in this and other fields.
\ First of all there is no "proof" one way or the other and none will ever be found. However there is a ton of evidence, as I will explain.
I have looked into this matter and researched. it There is strong evidence for example that there was a great flood of which the Bible speaks and which incidentally is recorded in many cultures around the world, not just the Bible. It seems very likely that the flood occurred as a result of a global catastrophic climate change . This was the end of the ice age about 12,500 years ago. Before this great flood the sky was different and no sun or Moon could be seen - just a massive cloud cover.
The great climate change occurred due to some great Earth changes whcih altered the currents of the oceans worldwide. The ocean currents also reciprocate by influencing th climate. The jets streams are also very important in climatology.
This climate change is thought that this was due perhaps to a global 'volcanic winter'; which was triggered by many volcanoes going off at once around the world. This is a very long and complex story and there are many factors to be considered. Remember that the Bible says in Genesis that "the world was barren and laid waste"... this is precisely what would occur in this scenario.
Read up on the Siberian flats or the Deccan Flats for exam,ple. The Siberian Flats is an area in Siberia as big as the continental USA which is covered with volcanoes . The depth of the lava over this entire region is abvout 5000 feet (one mile). There is much to learn about the ancient history of the Earth. and I cant include it all here.
There are even Western scientists who do believe that there was an atomic war on this planet long ago. The evidence can be seen in the rock layers. In fact this is commonly believed in the Hindu philosophy / religion.
research Bible, history, geology, paleontology, climatology, mythology, etc..
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