The Fluddy? Creationist dishonesty again.

2013-10-10 09:58

More creationist dishonesty.

This article is a result of a comment made by a person named Soldier Of Christ, on October 9, 2013, at 09:35. It can be found in http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/All-Christians-should-stop-arguing-20131008.

The comment starts with:

Here we go then. http://www.icr.org/geological-strata/

I had a look at the reference. It’s from a religious organisation which calls itself the Institute for Creation Research. It is a religious (Young Earth Creationist) organization with no scientific ties. They pretend to be ‘scientific’.

The heading is:

Much Evidence Exists for a Worldwide Flood

It starts with:

Twentieth-century geologists taught the familiar maxim: "The present is the key to the past."

It’s the basic principle of geology today. In the twenty first century.

It’s the backdrop of modern geology. It's so basic, so fundamental, that one can’t even imagine how they tried logic in geology before it. Thanks to Hutton and Lyle.

It’s a very simple principle, summed up as:

The processes involved in forming rocks, throughout the history of the earth, have been similar to those processes experienced today.

Let me explain it this way as it is very straightforward.

Those things that look exactly like sedimentary deposits? They are the result of sedimentary processes. Those things that look exactly like volcanic deposits? They are the result of volcanic processes. Those things that look exactly like metamorphic rocks? They are the result of metamorphic processes.

Those things that look exactly like lithified flaser deposits? They're lithified flaser deposits. The things that look exactly like lithified sand dunes? They're lithified sand dunes. The things that look exactly like lithified varves of proglacial lakes? They're lithified varves of proglacial lakes.

The rocks that look exactly like welded tuff? They are welded tuff. The stuff that look exactly like glacial moraines? Those would be glacial moraines. Those things that look exactly like lithified pyroclastic deposits? They are lithified pyroclastic deposits.

Those things we call chalk that look exactly as if it's the product of millions of years of deposition of coccoliths? They are the product of millions of years deposition of coccoliths.

Those things that look exactly like lithified volcanic ash quickly deposited after a volcanic eruption? That'a lithified volcanic ash quickly deposited after a volcanic eruption.

Those things that look exactly like lithified deltaic deposits? Those things that look like pillow basalts? They are pillow basalts. Those things that look exactly like lava flows? They are lava flows. Those things that look like they were deposited in a tsunamis? They were deposited in tsunamis. Those things that look exactly like they were deposited in a flood? They were deposited in a flood.

We know what to expect from big, big flood deposits from examples experienced:

Flood deposits are composed of highly unsorted, extremely heterolithic assemblages with material ranging in size from perhaps cobbles to huge boulders. In addition, these conglomerates are intermixed with the ripped and shredded, unsorted, remains of vegetation and various forms of life.

As the water deepens and energy is lost, the expected deposition of sediment to reflect this gradual loss of energy form a laterally-continuous, fining-upwards sequence.

In lay person terms; the heavy objects sink to the bottom and the fine-grained material would tend to settle towards the top of the sequence. Basic gravity theory.

So, we know exactly what deposits (‘layers’) we would find in the event of a global flood. It would be a laterally continuous deposit with the characteristics described above. This will also include that deposit on the ocean floors. That would be a ‘Fluddy layer’.

It’s absent from our country. Completely absent. Why did 'The Fluddy' miss us?

The creationist source continues:

But now that catastrophic processes are widely employed to describe the strata record, twenty-first century geologists are wondering whether "marine flood sedimentation is the key to the past."

Really? Any reference for this in the geologic literature? I think that the unknown author is not telling the truth here……any research on that done and published in the South African Journal of Geology?

Cant' find any.

I won’t even go into the rest of the article. It gets funnier and they tend to lie more and more the further in you go into the ‘article’.

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