A torrent of water from an overflowing lake sliced open the earth in 2002, exposing rock formations, fossils and even dinosaur footprints in just three days
CANYON LAKE, Texas - Geologic time has a different meaning when it comes to Canyon Lake Gorge. You could say it dates to around the end of the Enron era.
A torrent of water from an overflowing lake sliced open the earth in 2002, exposing rock formations, fossils and even dinosaur footprints in just three days. Since then, the canyon has been accessible only to researchers to protect it from vandals, but on Saturday it opens to its first public tour.
"It exposed these rocks so quickly and it dug so deeply, there wasn't a blade of grass or a layer of algae," said Bill Ward, a retired geology professor from the University of New Orleans who started cataloging the gorge almost immediately after the flood.
The mile-and-a-half-long gorge, up to 80 feet deep, was dug out from what had been a nondescript valley covered in mesquite and oak trees. It sits behind a spillway built as a safety valve for...
"All it takes is one example where the long age/macroevolution system fails to work, and the whole theory will be invalidated. Just show me ONE!"
If you've ever debated with an atheist, you've heard that phrase. If this flood isn't one of those examples for which that challenge begs, I don't know what is.
If this flood had happened in the year AD 102 with no one to watch it, school children would be taught that it took "millions and millions of years" to form. Yet, it was observed to form quickly.
Even when faced with a clear example of how a canyon, which would have otherwise been assumed to take millions of years to form, can be carved quickly, these robots still hold to the belief that the Grand Canyon "obviously" took 5-6 million years to form.
When did science cease to be about questioning assumptions and relying on evidence?
Two models: Little bit of water and a lot of time.
Or, a lot of water, and a little bit of time.
Both can carve canyons in rock. There are many examples of such canyons being formed rapidly. Mt St Helens' 1/40th scale grand canyon model for example.
If you ignore the tiny river at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and assume it was a flood product, and factor in mud and sand into the flow, carving stuff like Grand Canyon would be like a hot knife through butter when you grasp how much water would flow off a continentin a receding global flood.