So I was a little confounded when I read the abstract for this bit of work funded by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR/NCAR) and the Office of Naval Research.
Then I read this:
Competing interests: The lead author has a web site, theistic-evolution.com, that addresses Christian faith and biological evolution. The Red Sea crossing is mentioned there briefly. The present study treats the Exodus 14 narrative as an interesting and ancient story of uncertain origin.What?! The paper, supposedly scientific, is done to support some mythical bible story about Moses parting the Red Sea.
How the hell did that make it past an initial review?
Then I noticed that I wasn't the only one who had noticed. Read on at PZ Myers.