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“Evidence From Geology”
Buried in an eroded hillside at Yellowstone National Park are petrified tree trunks protruding through multiple layers of earth. For many years a geological marker at this site (Specimen Ridge) stated that the trees were buried and petrified in place. The parallel layers were interpreted as successive forests buried by volcanic activity. It was claimed that after each volcanic eruption, the volcanic-ash layer slowly weathered into suitable topsoil and hundreds of years passed as subsequent forests grew to maturity. This pattern supposedly happened 27 times spanning 30,000 years. This interpretation seemed to present a problem to biblical accuracy, which indicates there has been less than 10,000 years of Earth history.
Polystrate lycopod in Tennessee showing VISS and crossbedding, both caused by flows from right to left in photo
However, this interpretation ignores several important observations. The roots of the tree stumps are broken off with only the root balls left. The stump size, tree ring pattern, and number of tree rings throughout all 27 layers are remarkably similar. What the evidence really supports is the rapid burial of a single massive forest by a flood of worldwide proportions. Trees are buried at different levels because they sank into the sediment at different times. Apparently the majority opinion has moved toward this better interpretation because the “multiple-forest” interpretive sign has been removed. Unfortunately, the reality of a worldwide Flood is still not mentioned. It is because the Bible can be trusted when it speaks on physical matters (such as reality of a worldwide Flood) that we can trust what the Bible has to say about spiritual matters (such as morality and eternity).
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2
A Closer Look At The Evidence, by Richard and Tina Kleiss, January 17
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“Evidence From Geology”
Salt concentration in seawater can be used as a chronometer, because the oceans are getting saltier each year as rivers dump dissolved salts from the continents into the sea. Traditionally, evolutionists have assumed that life evolved in a salty sea, some two to four billion years ago. It is even taught that the mineral composition of our blood is similar to ancient seawater, because this is where the first living cell developed. This belief is wrong, because the composition of our blood is not even remotely similar to the concentrations or types of the various salts in the oceans. Furthermore, by measuring the rate at which salt is flowing from rivers into the ocean, scientists can estimate the maximum possible age of the current oceans.
Salt Fills The Sea Too Fast from AIG
Drs. Steven Austin and Russell Humphreys have done just that in a research paper called “The Sea’s Missing Salt: A Dilemma For Evolutionists.” In their research they systematically identified all known mechanisms and rates for the addition and removal of salt from the oceans. This work has shown that there is nowhere near enough salt in the oceans if they are really thousands of millions of years old. This is true even the oceans started as pure distilled water! The oceans could not possibly be old enough for evolution to have taken place.
The Young Earth, p.85-87
Creation Magazine, Sept. 2000
In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth… Psalm 102:25
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Some more articles on this subject:
Reiterating: ok to use sea sodium as evidence for a young world
When I Hear… by Dr. Frank DeRemer
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Evidence from Geology – October 13
“When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, the resulting blast cloud snapped off huge trees for 150 square miles around the mountain. At the same time an avalanche of mud sped down from the top of the mountain into Spirit Lake, causing a wave almost 900 feet high which scraped trees from the slopes adjacent to the lake. Many of these trees ended up in Spirit Lake buried at various levels on the bottom as they slowly sank in an upright position after becoming water-logged. Scuba investigations and side-scanning sonar have identified up to 100,000 upright deposited tree stumps buried a various levels of ash and peat deposits at the bottom of Spirit Lake.
Mount St. Helens Eruption by USGS
Since Mount St. Helens continues to be active (depositing more material in the lake with time) these trees will be buried in what looks like separate geological layers, even though they all came from the same forest.
Years from now if sediment were to fill the lake and bury the trees in such a way that they became petrified in their present positions, these trees would look like multiple forest buried on top of each other over tens of thousand years. This is exactly what was assumed to be the origin of the petrified forest at Yellowstone National Park’s Specimen Ridge. Many geologists now acknowledge that the Yellowstone petrified trees were from the same standing forest, transported into their current position by a massive flood catastrophe.”
The Young Earth, p. 115-116 and Search for the Truth, II-9
So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days. (Genesis 7:23-24)
Mount St. Helens – Creation Wiki
Mt. St. Helens Evidence in Support of Biblical Catastrophe
“Is the Lava Dome at Mount St. Helens Really a Million Years Old?” by Keith Swenson
MOUNT ST. HELENS AND SPIRIT LAKE Geoscience Research Institute
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