There is a geological mystery in Earth's natural history at what is known as the Pleistocene - Holocene boundary. Science remains at a loss to explain the anomaly of an extraordinary body of evidence indicating global massive volcanism, gigantic tidal waves, seismic activity, large temperature swings, and mysterious mega fauna extinctions across the face of the Earth about 12,000 to 10,000 Radio Carbon years ago. It is no coincidence that the Bible at Genesis 1:2 describes the Earth as flooded, desolate, and in darkness in the timeframe closely corresponding to these catastrophic events in natural history.
Why the old "world that then was" ended, and why God made a new world and modern Man, requires a study into the ancient origins of Satan and the Angels. The Earth was originally established according to the Creator’s Intelligent Design and purpose. It has an ancient natural history that can be deciphered from the geologic record. It also has an equally important ancient spiritual history that can only be deciphered from the Bible. Knowledge of both is required to fully reconcile Geology and the Book of Genesis.