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The principle of uniformity : Is it adequate for geological interpretation

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Just look at the features that the Earth reveals. Often the historical interpretations of geologic features based on uniformity do not adequately match the field data. (1). Formation of granite, (2). Origin of petroleum, (3). Origin of mineral deposits, (4). Origin of coal, (5). Origin of salt beds, (6). Canyons, (7). Volcanoes and lava, (8). Metamorphic rock, (9). Geothermal heat, (10). Major mountain ranges, (11). Ocean trenches and submarine canyons, (12). Mechanics of overthrusting. One such feature the Mid-Oceanic Ridge is one of our planet's most dramatic feature. It was discovered in the 1950s. It wraps around the earth and is the world's longest mountain range at 46,000 miles. The portion that is located in the Atlantic Ocean is called the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Another feature is the other major mountain ranges of the world. How did mountain ranges form? Major mountains are often crumpled like an accordion. Just look at the Himalayan Mountains. If it took millions of years to form them, how come they still have sharp features? Also why do they find fossilized sea life at the tops of these and other mountains? These mountains are far above sea level and far from the nearest body of water. Attempts to explain "shells on mountain tops" have generated controversy for centuries.

The Grand Canyon, which is probably the most spectacular of the seven wonders of the natural world. It is awesome when seen from its rim, but even more so from the air. For example, have you ever wondered how the Grand Canyon formed? The standard answer has been that primarily the Colorado River carved out the Grand Canyon over millions of years. If that happened, wouldn't you expect to find a gigantic river delta where the Colorado River enters the Gulf of California? There is no delta there. Plus look at the canyon itself. Why does the sides of the canyon still have the knife-edge look to it. If it took millions of years to form, where is the erosion? There is none.

Rapid burial over a short period of time is what produced the rock layers. Fossils give evidence to this rapid burial. To say that fossils formed over millions of years could not possibly happen. Just look at fossilized trees (polystrate trees) that were discovered in many layers of rock. If hundreds of millions of years had passed between depositional events, this could not be, since a tree in the lower layer would have died and rotted away before the next layer could encase it. Perhaps the most obvious polystrates are found in coal regions, where supposedly terrestrial swamp deposits are found intermingled with marine sediments, often, upright stumps can be seen penetrating through several layers of coal, shale, siltstone, and limestone, all of which are thought to take a long time to accumulate and require totally different environments of deposition.

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, said that scoffers are willing ignorant what caused the Earth to look the way it does. They deny that the worldwide cataclysmic flood in Noah's day was what cause this. "For this they willing are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water perished" (2 Peter 3:5-6).