The sequence of sedimentary layers in the Grand Canyon stand as high as 4,500 feet in what is called the Kaibab Plateau. The eastern portion, however, is only 2,500 feet high. The transition between the two (called a monocline) forms a sharp 90-degree angle where one group of layers was pushed up by earth movements and the other remained in place. The sandstone and limestone layers are said, by evolutionary geologists, to be 500 million years old. The Kaibab Plateau is said to have been pushed up 60 million years ago. It is obvious the 90-degree folding of the layers was done when they were still soft and pliable because there is no evidence whatsoever of breaking or shattering. How could the sandstone/limestone layers remain soft and pliable for 440 million years? Evolutionary geologists explain this dilemma by saying that intense heat and pressure allowed the layers to be bent so slowly that they behaved as though they were pliable. But, this would have left evidence in the minerals of metamorphism and recrystallization—of which there is no evidence. A worldwide catastrophic flood laying down enormous layers of mud and sediment in a year’s time is a much less problematic conclusion. The violent tectonic and volcanic upheaval of such an event would better explain what we see in the rocks. Once again, we see the Bible record a better fit with the evidence than evolutionary theory.
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