Biogeography and Floating Islands

A question for both biblical creationists and uniformitarian secular scientists is how creatures dispersed to different continents. This is called biogeography. Land bridges during low sea levels probably occurred, but would not provide for large migrations.

Then there is rafting (making use of floating islands of vegetation). Those things exist today, but secular scientists admit that there are numerous difficulties involved for carrying living things out across the oceans to other continents. Uniformitarian scientists are assuming things today have been the same in the past. Wrong.

How creatures traveled across oceans to different continents interests both creationists and secular scientists. Floating islands are a possibility in creation science models.
Floating Islands, Titicaca Lake, Peru, Flickr / Emmanuel Dyan (CC BY 2.0)
When one considers creation science Genesis Flood models, floating islands as a means of travel make much more sense. After the Flood, conditions were changing and the Ice Age was beginning. Meanwhile, fruitful critters were multiplying. The Flood was a violent event, and the floating islands seen today are far different from what would have existed back in those days.
Both uniformitarian and creation scientists find it challenging to explain how plants and animals migrated to where they are today other than by land bridges and simple migration. Uniformitarian scientists at one time thought, against all odds, that many of these organisms had to have rafted long distances on vegetation mats that were ripped up during storms. Then, when plate tectonics was accepted in the 1960s and 1970s, they thought their biogeographic difficulties were solved. The organisms could simply have ridden the plates to their destinations. However, further analysis has shown that plate tectonics, the vicariance theory, would work for only a few organisms. Outstanding examples that necessitate rafting include finding various similar mammals in both Africa and Madagascar and monkeys and rodents that somehow made the trip from Africa to South America.

To read the rest, set sail for "A floating island with growing trees and monkeys observed."