Natural arches, pillars and other erosion formed features are falling down faster than they are being formed.
The world-wide flood of Noah’s day had unimaginable power to change the surface of the earth. Have a look at THIS VIDEO of a dam release in Washington State. (I got this video from the Biblical Geology blog and my kids have made me play it again time after time.) This gives you a little taste of the eroding power of the world-wide flood.
As the water washed over huge layers of newly laid rocks, it eroded caves, arches, pillars, and all kinds of beautiful and strange formations around the world. A couple of years ago our family was visiting Mackinac [mack-ih-naw] Island, Michigan and went to see Arch Rock. We were told that although they are trying to shore up the arch, it is expected to fall in the next 20 years or so. This got me thinking about all the features like this that are still standing.
Although coast lines are the usual place to find arches, many water-eroded features are now far from a major source of water; some are even found in deserts. If Evolution were right, that would mean they had been standing for millions of years. Are there new places around the world that are now developing similar features that could be still stand in new deserts in another couple of million years? Think about it.
Almost all arches are formed in softer sedimentary rock that would have been brand new (think freshly poured cement) at the Flood. Here’s an exception formed of granite in Colorado. Have a look at a much more common type of granite Arch in Girraween, Australia. What do you think? Did arches like these get formed with the help of a lot of time or a lot of water?Great pictures of arches around the world HERE.
Natural Arches has a whole website about these formations. Check out the gallery, find out lots more about them, or even find one to visit near you!
Just so you know how quickly natural features around the world are falling (not including those being vandalized on purpose), have an adult click HERE to see four fallen features and be sure to notice what it says about the last one in the list which is still standing.
This page at Wikipedia talks about how the coastlines of the world are constantly trying to smooth themselves out. But they sure haven’t gotten anywhere close yet!
The Chalk Cliffs of Europe are crumbling too!
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. Isaiah 51:6
I came up with this prediction without any help, but recently found others who spotted this evolutionary problem as well.
Creation.com: Antiquity of landforms (scroll halfway down to the section Evidence of receding Flood waters for the same topic)