Visitors to the Americas — First by Boat?

A few days ago, Roland Meadows and I were riding out near Stinking Lake (which is not as bad as it sounds) and the horses got nervous when we drew nearer to Deception Pass and the Darwin Ranch. We took another trail. Away.

The ranch got us jawing about how animals dispersed after the Flood, and humans spread out after the language incident at Babel. I said that in the early nineteenth century, Russians came to Alaska and into California — note the bear and stars on their flag.

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Roland stated that around the Ice Age, animals dispersed by land and by rafting on log mats. He also told me that Greenland was green when the Vikings sailed to it way back yonder.

What was very interesting to me, however, that Shoeleather Express was not the only means of travel. They were able to sail the seas earlier than evolutionists thought. There is also evidence that ancient peoples came to the Americas by boat. Humans were created intelligent from the get-go, and the intelligence of ancient humans does not fit evolutionary preconceptions. 
One of the great mysteries and wonders of human history is how settlers reached the New World across vast oceans. Columbus reached the West Indies with the aid of advanced sailing ships and sophisticated metal instruments. But the first settlers were too primitive, right?

Until recently, secular archaeologists assumed they must have moved slowly with their families over land. During the Ice Age, the oceans were lower and a land bridge appears to have connected Russia and Alaska. Evidence also indicates that an ice-free passageway opened—briefly—in the middle of Canada’s ice sheets.

The rest of the article can be read (or listen to the audio version) at "Coming to America by Boat."