Mackinac, the Genesis Flood, and Medical Science

If you took a notion to visit Mackinac Island State Park way up yonder between the peninsulas of Michigan, it would be a hefty drive. Using I-75 from the state capital of Lansing and going in almost a straight line by the map, count on driving 3-1/2 hours one way. You would probably find it worthwhile.

Despite spelling discrepancies with -nac and -naw, it is pronounced MACK-i-naw. The island is in view of the huge suspension bridge. A creation geologist can use the physical features to describe stages in the Genesis Flood as well as the Ice Age.

The article linked here shows how Mackinac Island State Park illustrates the Genesis Flood. Also, an accident there contributed to medical science.
Old Fort Mackinac from the pasture (cropped), ca. 1900, Library of Congress
People who read biblical creation science material are likely to learn some things about the Genesis Flood, especially since it was not simply rain and the fountains of the great deep. As is observed, there are many megasequences laid down by water, and these span continents. Depositions occurred in stages. At Mackinac Island, some of the first laid down by the Flood were exposed by receding waters, then activity in the Ice Age caused further features.

A far cry from flood geology is how a matter that was important for medical science was conducted there. Unfortunately for him but helpful to biology is how Alexis St. Martin was accidentally shot with a musket. He was about twenty-three at the time and was able to be patched up. Mostly. There was a hole in his stomach, and he allowed Dr. William Beaumont to conduct experiments on him. Dr. Beaumont published his findings and was known as the Father of Gastric Physiology. Mr. St. Martin lived to the age of seventy-eight.

Originally designated in 1875 as America’s second national park, Mackinac Island’s federal land was transferred to the State of Michigan in 1895 and became its first state park. . . .

But the story of the island goes back to the global Flood, with rocks exposing sediments from the earliest weeks of that cataclysm. Post-Flood wave-cut cliffs preserve a history of fluctuating lake levels during the Ice Age. And an accident on the island involving a bullet wound that didn’t fully heal revealed God’s design in the human digestive system.

To read the full article, swim over to "Mackinac Island State Park: Flood, Ice Age, and...Digestion?"