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Monday, December 4, 2017

Geologists Puzzled by Planation Surfaces

When someone says mountain top, you probably picture a pointy thing, maybe with snow on top. Not all are like that. A feature that frustrates secular geologists is planation. This is where a mountain surface is flat for the most part and extends over a large area, and there are many of them worldwide. Using uniformitarian doctrine ("the present is the key to the past", processes we see today remain essentially unchanged from long ago), these geologists are unable to explain planation (no ex-planation). After all, it doesn't seem to be happening today, so that's not helpful for them.

Secular geologists have difficulty explaining planation surfaces, but creationary geologists have plausible models to explain them
Planation at Bayanul, Kazakhstan credit: Wikimedia Commons / Ekamaloff
Of course, secularists (and religious owlhoots who deny Genesis) reject creationary explanations out of hand. This is indeed unfortunate, since "science" today is made of people who want to protect their paychecks and paradigms rather than learn that the Genesis Flood models give reasonable explanations for much of what is observed in geology today, which further indicates a young earth.
Planation surfaces are a common feature across the earth. But secular researchers often find these surfaces perplexing because it is not unusual to find them at the top of rugged mountains (figure 1):
 “Extensive tracts of low-gradient topography in steep mountain ranges, either forming rangetop plateaus or terraced pediments on range flanks are widely distributed in mountain belts around the world.”
Calvet et al.’s survey of these flat-topped mountains establishes their frequency across the globe. Calvet et al. also point out that they are even found atop some of the most active and rapidly eroding mountains on the planet.
To finish reading, click on "The uniformitarian puzzle of mountaintop planation surfaces". You may also be interested in a related post, "Escarpments and the Genesis Flood".

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