Extra: A Geology Student’s Experience with the Evidence

English: Rock. Folded sandstone rock near Tyni...

English: Rock. Folded sandstone rock near Tyninghame House.

This article link is so good, all I have to do is quote from it!

Geological field trip conducted by university reveals evidence for Noah’s Flood

This was posted at the Biblical Geology Blog earlier and is very exciting because it shows how looking at modern land-forming events verifies what the Bible tells us about our past so well.  Here’s an excerpt:

“What is revealing is how frequently the geology lecturers talk about and invoke catastrophic deposition. They argue that many of the observed layers have been laid down in hours yes hours!!!!”

Do you see that in your textbook?  They’re having to teach it on the field because we see it happening.

English: Laguna Canyon, CA, 3/3/1998 -- Laguna...

Yet when mud is observed today to be catastrophically deposited, such as when a dam breaks, or a landslide or severe flood, it does in fact sort itself into laminations over a period measured in hours. The appearance of these is no different from what I observed in the field. Worse, for the long-age view, the mud shows very clear cross bedding and a clear direction of flow can be measured (and I did).

This one I’m going to add to my Folded Mountains posts:

“The lecturers also argued that the folding of the strata took millions of years. Yet when I asked, strata at pressures of 5 km of water depth and at low temperature are in fact ductile and not rigid (Greenschist facies).  They could fold rapidly, like multi coloured toothpaste out of a tube.”

And a wonderful conclusion:

All in all I was greatly encouraged to witness firsthand the uniformitarian framework applied as the guiding principle to interpret the rocks. Not only do the rocks themselves do not require this framework, but they don’t fit very well within it.

The evidence truly does work from all viewpoints.  Not only equally well, but it fits the eye-witness account we have in the Bible better than man’s made up ideas about the past.  Don’t give in, there is no good reason to!

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he rewards them that diligently seek him.
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.  Hebrews 11:6,7

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