Friday, June 06, 2008

Uniformitarianism Smashed; or, how to grow a mountain in your backyard

The obsolete theory of Uniformitarianism has in recent years been utterly falsified. (Will someone please tell seminary professors.) Here's a photo that for me symbolizes the idiot idea of Uniformitarianism. (It was never a scientific theory; only a philosophical conceit.) Mt. St. Helen's

- One popular criticism of young earth creationism concerns the ideas of mountains - how the high mountains we see around us could never have been covered by water. But in the opinion of many young earth creationists, the mountains we see around us are young... and 'grew' up in the centuries after the Flood.

- Uniformitarianism was simply a way to rescue Materialism; it was in no way a scientific theory.

1. 'A new rock slab is growing at more than one meter a day on the Mt. St. Helens volcano in Washington, USA. The rock slab, growing since last November, now extends about 100 meters out from one of the volcano's craters.'
2. Venus vs. Uniformitarianism - by David F. Coppedge
3. Recent Rapid Uplift of Today's Mountains - by John Baumgardner, Ph.D.
4. “Ideas without precedent are generally looked upon with disfavor and men are shocked if their conceptions of an orderly world are challenged.”
—J. Harlen Bretz, 1924, quoted on a plaque at the Dry Falls Visitor Center in Washington. His theory that a catastrophic flood formed the Channeled Scablands was ridiculed by the scientific establishment for 50 years. The plaque (dated 1994) says, “Dedicated to J. Harlen Bretz, who patiently taught us that catastrophic floods may sometimes play a role in nature’s unfolding drama.” Bretz was 94 years old when he finally received recognition. [Seen at Creation/Evolution Headlines]
5. Psa 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God
6. Psa 114:4 The mountains skipped like rams, [and] the little hills like lambs.


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