It is strange that so many Christians have taken such dogmatic stances against science as if all science is wrong. Many people mistakenly reject all science just because much of the secular science world has pushed the theories of evolution, the big bang, etc., upon the world as fact. Bible believers have to be careful regarding their opinion of "science." The English dictionary defines "science" as: knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation. The truth of the matter is that there is so much genuine "science" that helps prove the contents of the Bible to be true, whether actors on TV are saying so or not.
In Genesis 8:1-14 the Bible explains the work that God performed to restart life on the planet as He got rid of the flood waters. The interesting thing about the details of Genesis 8:1-14 is that the scriptures show that God's sovereign control over the flood waters can be explained through basic principals of science. For example, one of the first things that the Bible describes in how God removed the flood waters, is that He caused "a wind" to pass over the waters, which caused the waters to subside. The Hebrew word that is used for "wind" is the same word that is used to describe the "breath" of God. God breathed on the waters and the waters began to subside. This is the same word used to describe the wind that God used to part the Red Sea in the Book of Exodus as well. This is the same word used to describe the "Spirit of God" that hovered over the waters in the creation account. When one places these truths together with the testimony of God leading the children of Israel by a pillar of fire through the wilderness, appearing to the children of Israel on Mount Sinai as fire, being called a consuming fire, one sees that fire and God's Spirit are often associated with one another. When one breathes, one feels heat. The breath of God caused heat to come over the water. When heat comes over water, there is evaporation. The breath of God caused the rapid evaporation of water. One must also consider that since God opened up the store houses of water under the earth, most of that water is heated by the earth's core so that as this hot water began to rise to the surface over time, it began to mix and evaporate (which coincidentally would have caused an ice age as science confirms as well).
The scriptures then go on to describe that the waters began to "steadily recede" from the earth. This means that the water didn't just disappear, but it was displaced through evaporation and into other parts of the world causing the formation of rivers, lakes, seas, and since the flood and displacement of the earth's crust in the flood would have caused the continents to shift, there would have been the formation of the major oceans. The water never disappeared as some suggest. The water was just moved to different places to create the world that can be observed today. The evidence of steady receding can be seen all over the world as well. In many parts of the world, especially spectacular places like the Grand Canyon, one can observe straight horizontal lines that span across mountainous landscapes for miles. Though many suggest that these observable layers were created over millions of years, we just don't observe this kind of activity in nature. In nature, we can see erosion and decay, but it happens in segments and not in uniform as is seen in many canyons. Instead, what can be observed in many rock formations around the world is that water once covered them, and water gradually receded so that clear cut, straight, horizontal lines that once were water levels has been marked into the rocks. The existence of poly-strata tree trunks helps confirm this as people have discovered tree trunks that date to the same age of various layers of rock, penetrating through various layers of strata, which are supposed to represents time spans of millions of years. There are poly-strata tree trunks all over the world, showing the mid sections of trees penetrating very deep into various layers of strata showing that the strata layers and the time that the trees impaled the surface, are relatively the same. A global flood would have caused massive trees to break and penetrate deep into various parts of land just as we can see in various parts of the world.
The calendar for the flood takes some work to get through. Genesis 8:1-14 provides various time references to explain how long each phase of the flood took to transpire. the scriptures show that Noah waited on the ark with his family for 7 days before the flood began. The scriptures show that God caused rain for 40 days and nights. The scriptures show that water "surged" on the earth for 150 days, or about 5 months. This time period includes the 40 days of rain described in Genesis chapter 7. Genesis 8:1-14 states that it was during this 150-day period that the waters began to recede. Genesis 8:1-14 describes that after 40 more days, the mountain tops could finally be observed as the water began to evaporate and displace on the earth. Genesis 8:1-14 states that Noah sent out a raven one week, and a dove for two weeks to test and see if there was dry land yet. The scriptures finally say that Noah waited around 3 months before he noticed dry ground himself, and then waited another month to exit the ark. This is a time span of about 377 days. Thus, the flood events transpired over the course of a little over a year. Since one is able to read through two chapters of scripture in just a few minutes, it can sometimes seem as if the flood was only some month-long process. However, the scripture timelines show that the flood and its receding took over a year, and this does not account for the settling of other land masses and bodies of water around the world, especially since there was an ice age that followed the flood.
The beautiful thing about Genesis 8:1-14 is that the details of God's work match the things that can be observed today. Since science requires experimentation as well, you can have some fun and flood a sandbox or container of dirt, and watch it naturally evaporate, to see the same types of lines and evidence that can be observed in the canyons (though it won't be nearly as dramatic for obvious reasons). The scriptures are plain and simple. When one is willing to humbly approach the scriptures, trusting them to be the Word of God, examine them without seeking to interject one's own flawed reasoning and logic, then simply examines the things around us, one will find that the scriptures are real and true. God didn't provide these details for nothing. These details help build faith when one is willing to be responsible with the scriptures. Since there is evidence, then the scriptures are true. If the scriptures are true, then God did judge the earth because of sin, which is the rejection of Him. Yet, God allowed a remnant to live because of the righteousness of one man. Just the same, God will judge the world again, yet desires for a remnant to live based on the righteousness of the Son of Man. Praise God, that though the scriptures surely show His wrath, they also demonstrate His desire for life, and His willingness to exercise His almighty power to provide it!