From: LARRY SITES Posted: 24 Sep 94 10:28
To : LANE LESTER
Subj: POSITIVE EVIDENCE
LANE LESTER to ROB FARGHER on 09-18-94 21:32 re: POSITIVE EVIDENCE
LL>Rather than "evidence" I prefer to think in terms of "observations"
LL>and how well or poorly they are handled by the respective models.
LL>1A. The sorting of different types of organisms into different
LL>geological systems fits neatly with the evolution model[sic], whereas the
LL>proponents of the creation model have to come up with explanations such
LL>as the sorting effects of turbulent sediments and biogeographical
Henry Morris wrote:
"About three-fourths, perhaps more, of the land area of the earth,
55 million square miles, has sedimentary rock as the bedrock at the
surface or directly under the cover of mantle-rock. . . . The thick-
ness of the stratified rocks ranges from a few feet to 40,000 feet
or more at any one place. . . .The vast bulk of the stratified
rock is composed of shallow-water deposits."
"This is exactly to be expected if the waters of a universal Flood
ever covered the earth." page 270 of " The Genesis Flood."
Where are Morris' details? How does he explain 40,000 feet of
SHALLOW water deposits in a years time? Where are his
topigraphical maps showing the source and movement of ANY major
deposit in a single years time? Why is it that in comparison to
his mere SPECULATION, we have tons of surveys, studies, and
analsis of major geological formations that explain CLEARLY and
IN DETAIL how their formation occured over, and only over, vast
time frames? Morris' religiously motivated speculations remind
me of ancient maps drawn in total from the mind of the writer,
filled with notations of "there be dragons". Where's the map
with details of how sediment was moved from place to place that
I can use to go look at the land and confirm with my own eyes
that his speculation makes sense? Where's the map? All else is
puffery of the "there be dragons" variety. Dragons, baugh,
let's go look.