If the whole Earth used to be covered with so much water, how did tectonic activity allow the continents to rise up enough with such slow changes?…
Let alone how did the Earth keep all its water when first forming? (Collisions of the first space rocks around the newly formed Sun would have vaporized the water into space!)
I think the Earth Science evidence points to God creating it!
“We find that water storage capacity in a hot, early mantle may have been smaller than the amount of water Earth’s mantle currently holds, so the additional water in the mantle today would have resided on the surface of the early Earth and formed bigger oceans.
There are also implications for how life began on Earth, as Paul Voosen writes in Science. Some scientists think it began in nutrient-rich hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. But other theories suggest shallow ponds of water on dry land, which frequently evaporated, creating a concentrated bath of chemicals. A global ocean is problematic for both scenarios. It could have diluted needed biomolecules in the ocean itself, and also made the shallow pools unlikely, since all or most of the land would have been submerged underwater. Thomas Carell, a biochemist at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, offers a different possibility: watery pockets within oceanic rocks that broke the surface in volcanic seamounts.” (Source: https://earthsky.org/earth/ancient-earth-water-world-global-ocean-harvard/)
With so many questions and assumptions, it makes the naturalistic perspective more and more doubtful! This is Evidence that God Created the Earth!!
Picture from: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/earth-globe-water-waves-sea-lake-4669629/ accessed 1/6/23.