Modern Deserts and Ice Age Lakes

A few of the hands at the Darwin Ranch decided to head over to a lake for some swimming, but all they found was a desert. It turns out that geologists named lakes that existed in the past, and they read them too quickly. It is baffling to uniformitarian scientists, who believe deep time and gradual processes are the key to the present, can produce so many lakes and such.

Using forensic (historical) science, geologists can see evidence for rivers and lakes in areas that are arid and semi-arid. Some of these lakes were huge. They were scattered all over the world, including Death Valley.

Another area of frustration for secular geologists is the existence of Ice Age lakes. Creation science models have superior explanatory power.
Dante's Ridge, Death Valley image credit: Hoerner / NPS
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Secular models for the Ice Age (they believe in many ice ages, without evidence, because they are necessary to their naturalistic narrative) are troubled when it comes to explaining formerly wet deserts like the Sahara and these others. The Genesis Flood models are consistent with the observed evidence for the Ice Age and have superior explanatory power over uniformitarian assumptions.
These ‘once-wet’ deserts are extremely difficult for a uniformitarian earth scientist to explain, because their Ice Age models require a very cold and thus much drier climate than we have today. Uniformitarianism is the belief that all the past rocks, fossils, climate, etc. can be explained by present ‘slow and gradual’ processes, denying that Noah’s Flood ever happened.

An Ice Age requires abundant precipitation (moisture condensing out of the air) to make the ice sheets, and to fill the ancient Ice Age lakes. The problem the uniformitarian scientists struggle to solve is that the colder the air, the less moisture it can hold. E.g. if summer temperatures over Canada fell by 12°C (22°F), the air would hold 60% less moisture.

So uniformitarian scientists struggle in vain to find some way to combine cooler temperatures with greater precipitation. Ibarra et al. conclude for the Southwest United States:

To read the entire article, see "Well-watered deserts: How the Flood solves another Ice Age mystery". The following video is an excerpt of a longer presentation, which is linked below.


The full presentation can be found at "The Ice Age: Only the Bible Explains It".

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