Plate Subduction in China Supports Genesis Flood

Believers in uniformitarian processes and deep time assume that the rate of plate movement in the earth's crust has always been at centimeters per years. However, such ideas cause them many problems with scientific data, and they are unable to explain anomalies in plate subduction.

Secular geologists have trouble reconciling the facts with their deep-time views. Research of plate subduction in China supports the creation science.
Himalayas image credit: Flickr / lensnmatter (CC0 1.0 public domain)
"Is plate subduction like when you get out the fine China plates, someone steals one, so you subduct it from the total number?"

Uh, no. Plates of the earth's crust collide, albeit slowly these days, and one is pushed under the other. It is consumed, nom nom nom! This is part of the process of pushing up mountain ranges, such as the Himalayas. Secular scientists are unable to figure out how plate tectonics began in the first place, but biblical creationists have an excellent model for that. Flood geologists propose catastrophic plate tectonics and runaway subduction that was much faster during the Genesis Flood. Using that framework, the observed data makes a lot more sense.
Scientists have identified a large slab of cold oceanic lithosphere dipping far beneath China. The newly imaged plate is presumably a leftover piece of ocean that was consumed as the Indian subcontinent collided with Asia, forming the Himalayan Mountains. However, its high seismic velocity and apparent cold temperature indicate fast emplacement befitting runaway subduction, catastrophic plate tectonics, and a recent global Flood.

Seismologist Fenglin Niu from Rice University said, “A lot of studies suggest that the slab actually deforms a lot in the mantle transition zone, that it becomes soft, so it’s easily deformed.”

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