Several Scientific Evidences Show Geologic Layers Deposited Quickly

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Editor:

In response to the article about the geology of the Sedona area in which millions or billions of years were cited 10 times, I would like to show several scientific evidences that would verify that geologic layers have been deposited quickly, not over long periods of time.

The lack of erosional features in the exposed layers indicates rapid deposition. The exposed layers in several pictures for the article are smooth, as are the exposed layers of the Grand Canyon. Shouldn’t there be evidence of erosion in these layers that are said to be millions of years old?

Soft sediment deformation of geologic layers shows they were laid down rapidly and then they bent when uplifted instead of breaking, indicating that all the layers were still soft. The Kaibab Upwarp of the Grand Canyon is a prime example of this.

There is a lack of bioturbation at the interface of the layers. There should be ample evidence of plant roots and animal burrows in the top of layers that are said to be millions of years old and this evidence is scarce to nonexistent.

Rocks that have animal tracks, ocean shore ripples, and rain drops preserved in them had to be covered quickly by sediments thick enough to cause enough pressure to preserve these marks. These sediments cannot build up gradually.

Polystrate fossils are tree trunks that are embedded across several layers of sediment. They are in the same state of preservation throughout the several layers.

Huge fossil graveyards all over the earth cannot be formed slowly. It has been estimated that the Karvo Formation in Africa has 800 million vertebrates buried in it.

A huge, catastrophic flood would cause all of the features listed here to happen very quickly. Could that be the flood of Noah?

Pete Greer

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