"The amount of sedimentation (rock layers) is evidence for millions of years." (Claim #E690)
- During catastrophes (such as a global flood), sedimentation can be laid down very quickly. 1
- Evolutionists in general no longer maintain this position. 2 3
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Sarfati, J. D., & Matthews, M. (1999). Refuting Evolution. Green Forest, AR: Master Books.
Rhodes, F. H. (2012). Earth: A Tenant's Manual. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Dawkins, R. (2004). The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
- Sarfati, 1999, p. 105: “Also, recent catastrophes show that violent events like the flood described in Genesis could form many rock layers very quickly. The Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington state produced 25 feet (7.6 meters) of finely layered sediment in a single afternoon! 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 different sized particles.” ↩
- Rhodes, 2012, p. 100: “an ‘average rate of sedimentation’ still seems a meaningless figure when measured rates can vary a hundredfold from one environment to another.” ↩
- Dawkins, 2004, p. 14: “Why can’t we just dig down as far as we like, and treat this as equivalent to digging steadily backwards through time? Well, time itself may flow smoothly, but this doesn’t mean tha tanywhere in the world there is a single sequence of sediment deopsited smoothly and continuously from start to finish through geological time. Fossil beds are laid down in fits and starts, when the conditions are right.” ↩