How old is the earth according to carbon dating
Nevertheless, the evidence for catastrophic formation is so pervasive that there is a growing body .But because of their naturalistic bias, they prefer, of course, to reject the explanation of the Genesis (global) flood.If the upper sedimentary layers really took millions or even hundreds of years to form, then the top of the tree trunk would have rotted away.
Conversely, how does the ‘slow and gradual’ explanation fare? Scavengers and rotting normally remove all traces within weeks. This water would also have contained dissolved minerals, which would have caused the sediments to have been cemented together, and so hardened quickly.The booklet shows other fossils that must have formed rapidly.One is a 7-foot (2m) long ichthyosaur (extinct fish-shaped marine reptile) fossilized while giving birth.Also, recent catastrophes show that violent events like the flood described in Genesis could form many rock layers very quickly. Helens eruption in Washington state produced 25 feet (7.6 meters) of finely layered sediment in a And a rapidly pumped sand slurry was observed to deposit 3 to 4 feet (about 1 meter) of fine layers on a beach over an area the size of a football field.Sedimentation experiments by the creationist Guy Berthault, sometimes working with non-creationists, have shown that fine layers can form by a self-sorting mechanism during the settling of differently sized particles.