The Geological Strata Mystery: Where did all the dirt come from?
Global 2-8 KM deep rock strata! An unexplained enigma!
When I looked in the picture above, at the multiple rock strata of this 2 km deep gouge into the Colorado plateau of the Grand Canyon, I began to wonder how all these thick layers of rock were ever laid? At first I only wondered, “How did the geological strata come into existence?” But when it suddenly dawned on me that these strata are not just down in the Grand Canyon, but that there are kilometers-deep strata existent below our feet worldwide under every continent, I had an epiphany!
“Where on Earth did all the kilometers deep dirt come from?” Did it fall from space? From other planets? Did it come from the holes the oceans are in? Or what?! It must have come from somewhere!
When ‘Startpage-ing’ this enigma, I found very few scientists posing this question, even creationists strangely enough, but also few evolutionists tried to tackle this intriguing question, and hardly anyone provided any plausible answer to this enormous mystery. Either it seems like geologists hardly ever think much about this “minor” detail, or they studiously try to ignore this enormous ‘elephant in the room’!
The postulate evolution set as playing field
I discovered though that the basic postulate [foregone conclusion or basic ground-rule laid down in advance] of evolution, is its concept of uniformitarianism. This theory states that the way everything is occurring today is the way it has always occurred on our planet. This theory has strong bearing on the rock strata, as one website stated:
“Since no more than an inch of sediment is presently being laid down each year in most non-alluvial areas, therefore no more than this amount could have been deposited yearly in those places in the past.“ And… “Since there are thick sections of rock containing fossils, therefore those rocks and their contents must have required millions of years to be laid down.”
That was uniformitarianism’s only ‘genesis’ I could find. The opposing–and of course anathema–viewpoint and postulate is known as “catastrophism!” It teaches that there has been a great catastrophe in the past—a global flood—which, within a year, laid down all worldwide sedimentary rock strata, while simultaneously entombing flora and fauna contained within them, which under immediate pressure became instant fossils.
Evolution of course–basically being an anti-religious belief–was bound to reject catastrophism off hand.
Nevertheless, because uniformitarianism by definition could not explain the instant simultaneous death of the dinosaurs, they had to find a solution for the massive extinction without it becoming too catastrophic, as that could open the door for a worldwide flood as well! And that wouldn’t do, of course. [photo: Dino footprint tracks fleeing the flood?]
One ‘small’ exception to their own rule
The observed mass extinction of dinosaurs (actually of all animals plus humans!) has no explanation through uniformitarianism. (what a word!) And so they had to make a “small” dispensation of grace, just a tiny exception to their postulated theory, that yes, actually, indeed, there was just ONE small, little catastrophe that selectively wiped out the dinosaurs alone!
Otherwise, the dinosaurs were wiped out by this other catastrophe, the one they don’t like, the global Deluge documented in about 400 “universal flood, man & family survived on a boat with animals” accounts from almost all nations and ethnic groups around the world, plus in the Quran, on four Sumerian & Babylonian tablets, and in the Bible, which they of course reduce to myths! Why? Because they are not “scientific!” Hello-o?!
Their little catastrophe doesn’t seem to hurt their postulated uniformitarianism too much! It was “just one little asteroid that hit earth, just big enough to selectively wipe out all dinosaurs worldwide, and merely leaving a ring of iridium around the Caribbean.”
Apart from “one little asteroid” they proffer no other major catastrophes, like “millions of exploding volcanoes” or something, to account for the depositing of all that kilometers deep global dirt!
Yes, there were some alluvial river deposits, plus “an inch of non-alluvial deposits each year!“, but one yearly inch can get pretty high when you postulate billions of years! Ah!
So where DID all these layers come from?
If it came from space, then there must have been at least waves of asteroids, many more than that Caribbean one. But that wouldn’t jive with uniformitarianism, so erase that quickly!
Perhaps it wasn’t even an inch deposit per year–as some figured–maybe it was only 10 MM per year! But as the Rolling Stones used to sing “Ti-i-i-ime… is on our side! Yes it is!” Because… the Earth is thought by them to have come into existence approximately 4,6 billion or 4,600 million years ago, as those very layers whisper to them, because they have all the evolved fossils in them, without the missing links!
But that just confirms how long it has actually been, because the missing links were all in the earliest strata which don’t exist anymore, just as “we don’t come from monkeys, as both monkeys and we come from primates long ago” which are also missing. I think that’s how the narrative runs. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Like Lucy! Lucy is really an exception, but then they only found some of her bones scattered over a square kilometer or so. An exception because she is kind of close to the primates, which are the missing links! So, we shouldn’t complain that we found only a few bones of Lucy, as she is actually also “missing” and “postulated” as such, and we should actually be really happy that we at least have something of her at all.
And so it came to pass that I understood that evolutionary geologists believe that the kilometers deep geological strata were gradually deposited over billions of years, at a rate of an inch or some millimeters per year. And time being on their side, uniformitarianists explain: “Since no more than an inch or so of sediment is presently being laid down each year, in most non-alluvial areas, therefore no more than this amount could have been deposited yearly in those places in the past.”
‘No more than an inch per year?’
By the way, from which peer-reviewed research did they derive this “yearly inch” at all? But lets assume that “yearly global inch” is true, question still remains, “Where did/does that world-wide inch of dirt come from? I wonder, IF that’s really the case, how does that materialise? One inch per year laid down without floods.. globally?
Do you realise how much 1 inch per year amounts to globally? Earth’s 149 million km2 land-surface times one inch makes for 3 784 600 000 000 m3 which equals 3,784,600,000 cubic kilometers! Three trillion, 784 million, 600 hundred thousand cubic kilometers every year! That is a lot of dirt! That sure would make news headlines!
I personally didn’t see our local park develop an inch of dirt elevation last year, let alone all of Taipei, nor one foot in 12 years, except some parts where workmen deposited some dirt, but it had no fossils in it and they dug that dirt from some other hole.
I mean, we’re talking trillions of tons of dirt here! Even if it took a looooong time, where did all the pebbles, rocks and boulders mixed inside those dust and dirt strata come from, if it was deposited inch by yearly inch?
Another related question, if it came from one inch per year, how come the strata consist of all different kinds of rock? Did it rain granite for 120 years, then 95 inches or years of sandstone, and then did it rain 80 inches of vegetation for 80 years to create a coal layer?
Besides, it would have to be 10 x 80=800 inches, or 800 years!, as the original plant matter gets pressed down to a tenth of its original size into coal! So how on earth did that 20 meter vegetation mat get to be fossilised before it decomposed into compost slime, those first 799 years without the needed pressure of the missing rock layer on top?
What caused this stratification, all those different types of dirt? Climate change? Wow! Some radical climate change indeed! Those coal seams were no doubt Carbon driven. Not too sure if it was “anthropogenic.” Ha!
Plus–and this is a much tougher question–where did all the fossils inside those yearly inch-by-inch layers come from? How could the plants and worms and trilobites, ever have been preserved under the pressure of just a yearly inch of dirt, if it took so long? They would have decayed into slime or dust long before there was enough inches of dirt pressure to actually fossilise them! These are all quite devastating questions!
The Grand Canyon reveals layer upon layer of rock to a depth of 6,000 feet. So that would make 6000 x 12 inches = 72,000 inches divided by 1 or 2, accounts for at least 72.000 to 36.000 years, to form the height of the Grand Canyon. Question remains, “Where did the depositing dirt come from in that relatively short time, plus all the fossils contained inside?” Especially if this was all considered non-alluvial!? Those 36-72.000 years must have been quite catastrophic, yet that is not allowed. And what happened during the other millions of years. Did it stop raining dirt?
You see, that is why geologists evade this subject, because answering it would lead to such a massive construct or fabrication of fake theory, that the make-believe of it would stick out like a sore thumb! And people would lose faith in this blasted Darwinian paradigm. And that is not allowed!
If the dirt was “deposited”, as they postulate, it must have come from above, from some higher position! So do they figure that it must have rained from erupting volcanoes or space dust or something?
But they also state, that space dust adds very little to the level of the earth’s present layer, so I guess they mainly count on volcanoes spewing dirt and spreading it equally high worldwide! Because when you look at the Grand Canyon layers…or layers anywhere, they all look pretty equal to me, pretty evenly thick. So how did all those billions of tons of dirt get deposited so equally and did it actually come from volcanoes in their minds!?
Just in these last 2000 years Naples’ volcano Vesuvius produced perhaps only 10-20 meters dirt directly right around Vesuvius, like Pompeii. But the rest of the Napoli area hardly rose any at all. Same story in 1890 at Krakatoa island in Indonesia.
Only places like Hawaii, Iceland and other highly active volcanic areas, do provide enough dirt for surrounding areas to rise substantially, but also not wider than the volcanic islands themselves. And the deposits are always mostly ash & pumice from lava-streams, and these lava flows were burning hot, so of course they were without any animals, and thus without any fossils!
And so that still leaves that nagging yet very important question: “Where did the worldwide giga tons of fossil-containing dirt come from, if not from volcanic eruptions?” And in all such different constitutions as well: limestone, sandstone, granite, etc. How did it ever rain granite?
As fossils are found in most strata, obviously these must have been deposited by some other kind of depositing medium than volcanic eruptions, because the kind of volcanic eruptions that could perhaps produce equal level global deposits of dirt, must have been super catastrophic global events, the kind that would have blocked out the sun and thus have prevented life from continuing on Earth! Even more devastating than a postulated comet strike that “wiped out most of the dinosaurs”, as it deposited “only a thin layer of iridium” and some other materials in the Caribbean area. So back to square one! Where DID the fossil-laden dirt come from!?
The fossil record purportedly contains a record of all the billions of years of life on earth. If it takes “100 million years” for an invertebrate to evolve through transitional forms into a fish, the fossil strata should show vast numbers of the in-between forms. But they never do! Scientists discuss these facts among themselves; they have a responsibility to tell them to the public, and where the dirt came from.
I’ll put it to you. IF… there had been no Bible and no resulting religion of Love cramping humanity’s selfish style, scientists would have had no problem whatsoever with a universal catastrophic flood theory! I’ll tell you, they would have come up with it themselves, because the facts on the ground fit that scenario far better than the “inch of space dust over millions of years” theory!
Embarrassing History of Geology
The father of geology was actually a Bible and Flood believing Christian Nicolaus Steno (1631–1686). Evolutionists only mention that he is the father of Geology, not what he believed of course! Steno’s geologic history of Tuscany—considered the first geologic history ever developed, described the process of strata forming in Tuscany Italy like this.
“And the form of these strata bears witness to the presence of a fluid, while the substance bears witness to the absence of heterogeneous bodies. But the similarity of matter and form in the strata of mountains which are different and distant from each other, proves that the fluid was universal.“
“During Creation Week the strata were deposited horizontally. Huge cavities were eaten out as the water receded, which collapsed the strata and formed valleys and mountains. Noah’s Flood deposited new strata which were also undermined as the water receded, to collapse and form the present landscape.”
I think the father of geology had the right answer where the giga tons of dirt came from, and where the huge holes and disruptions in these same geological strata, like the 2 KM deep gouge of the Grand Canyon HOLE in the flat earth of Nevada and Colorado, and like all the break-offs in all the worldwide plateaus that suddenly stop high in mid air.
Oh really? Leftovers from a crash with the moon that gouged out the Pacific ocean! Ah! How erudite! Wow! Noble prize material! Like Obama!
This here artifact in Turkey is the exact same size as Noah’s ark described in the Book of Genesis in the Bible, and is situated in the mountains of Ararat, the exact same place where it landed according to the Bible, Quran, Josephus, and other Middle Eastern sources like Berosus.
If this is not Noah’s ship, there must have been some other guy with another same size old boat that got petrified in the mountains of Ararat!
UPDATE: Power Point Paradise says: I FOUND SOME MORE ANSWERS (?), FROM SOME BLOG. HEAR YE!:
Mar 26, 2010 @ 04:27:06
- Daniel B
Mar 26, 2010 @ 04:37:12
Mar 26, 2010 @ 05:16:58
Mar 26, 2010 @ 06:06:11
Power Point Paradise says:
I know that dirt blows around, and gathers more and better in valleys than on hilltops. Here in Taiwan we get dust storm dust films from the Gobi desert, but it doesn’t fossilise anything. Also in archeology artifacts are discovered in graves, and under ruins. Deeper layers under present layers, as foundations of houses sink in the ground, and the ruins get built over and upon. Also things get buried under rotten plants, humus, composting organic material, BUT it doesn’t lead to fossilisation. Under such dirt it will rot with the compost or under the sand of the Sahara desert it will dry up and fall apart into its components.
And so….? It doesn’t explain where all the fat thick strata with fossils in it, as in the top picture, came from. Did the fossils blow in with the wind as well? Or did the fossils also fall down with the space dust from space? How much space-dust and fossils fell down last year in YOUR neighbourhood or frontyard?
Here is a link to an official university’s physics undergraduate’s answer to the question. He also sees dirt coming from space, rivers, the wind, yet it doesn’t explain how the uniform thick fat strata worldwide of 2 to 10 KM deep were formed fast enough to cause fossilisation instead of decay! Can you imagine a dead fish being covered with some river (alluvial) deposits and then turn into a fossil under it, instead of a decomposing fish? Or a mammoth covered with a meter (lets be liberal) of volcano deposit and turn into a fossil? Or even a beaver? It doesn’t hold water!
FOR YOUR ELUCIDATION HERE ARE SOME MORE THEORIES OF THE EVOLUTIONARY GEOLOGISTS, IF YOU CARE FOR GUESS WORK?