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D 3 1 outline the method for dating rocks

To see what other essays are in this blog, go to README. INTRODUCTION AND OUTLINE The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a natural wonder, up to a mile deep and eighteen miles across.

YE creationists are convinced on religious grounds that the earth is only about 6000 years old, and that most of the sedimentary rock layers on earth (including those in the Grand Canyon) were laid down in the Noahic Flood around 2500 B. This view, also called Flood geology, is widely influential among conservative Christians in North America.

High school and college educators, especially in certain regions of the U.

The sections that follow are: Here is a photo [from fireflyforest.net] of the innermost part of the Grand Canyon, taken from a commercial jet.

The Colorado River runs at the bottom of the inner gorge.

The low rainfall in the region reduces vegetative cover, so the colorful rock layers remain exposed to view.

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This is relatively soft, so it crumbles back, leaving slopes of rocks trailing onto the Tapeats.A schematic of the rock layers is shown above [from 1992 article by Andrew Snelling with answersingenesis.org].The lowermost layer shown is the Vishnu Complex, consisting of rocks that have been deeply buried, heated, and transformed (metamorphosed).Nearly all geologists understand these layers to have been deposited over the course of hundreds of millions of years.This essay starts with a tour of the Grand Canyon, noting evidence that shows the Canyon rocks are indeed very old.The last major section (“WHAT WERE THEY THINKING”) deals with the emotional issues and Bible interpretation regarding creation – some readers may want to go right to that section. To put it into Word for reading or printing out, copy and paste (as HTML) into Word.