Creation theory

In the Sun-Gazette for Aug. 29, 2016, there was an article on the Grand Canyon. A sub-heading stated, “Powerful Colorado River carved geologic wonder.” The evolutionist uses the river as an explanation of the Canyon’s existence, but in photographs that show the river at all, the Colorado River looks puny in the tremendous gash in the Earth. The creationist theory begins with the fact that the Colorado Plateau northeast of the head of the east to west Grand Canyon is saucer-shaped. Topography and fossil evidence show that at one time there were three huge lakes in this saucer containing 3,000 cubic miles of water. Hopi Lake and Canyonlands Lake were dammed by the north-south formation called Kaibab Upwarp. Vernal Lake had its own natural earthen dam. In time, water would have begun to seep through those earthen dams, eventually making small “pipes” which, with more and more rapid erosion, would merge until the undermined tops of the dams collapsed. There is evidence of wide and deep sheet erosion across the plateaus north and south of the Canyon. The Canyon itself was ripped out by ” … cavitation (a rock pulverising process associated with fluid flows greater than 30 feet per second) and plucking (the yielding of jointed rock to macroturbulent flow)” (Dr. Steven A. Austin, “Grand Canyon, Monument to Catastrophe,” p. 103). Grand Canyon’s numerous side canyons were produced by sapping; “water oozes out of wet rock sediment, causing the supporting layers of sediment, or rock, to be removed so that collapse occurs” (Austin, p. 100). Canyons created by sapping typically have amphitheater-shaped heads. The Havasupai Indians, who have their home in Grand Canyon, still tell the story affirming that the Canyon is an aftermath of the worldwide flood. The Colorado River isn’t a cause, it’s a leftover.

Don Kleese

Cogan Station

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