Ice Age Megafloods and the Global Deluge

Sometimes it is necessary to use the expensive nine-syllable words. Uniformitarianism is one of those that crop up in sites, posts, and articles related to geology. Merriam-Webster currently defines it as "a geologic doctrine that processes acting in the same manner as at present and over long spans of time are sufficient to account for all current geological features and all past geological changes". You savvy that?

In the past, people believed the Bible. Then uniformitarianism came along, and people who were ready to compromise their beliefs (or simply reject anything to do with the Bible) embraced it. Then uniformitarianism was challenged by observed evidence — such as the Ice Age.

The secular doctrine of uniformitarianism has had several scientific challenges. One is how Ice Age floods provide evidence for the Genesis Flood.
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Secular scientists rejected the Ice Age at first, then reluctantly accepted it into sacred secular canon. Uniformitarian doctrine was later rocked back on its heels by the Lake Missoula flood, which was denied as a single flood at first because it seemed too biblical. Indeed, it provides support for creation science Genesis Flood models. It turns out that there were other megafloods during the Ice Age. These show how layers of sedimentary rock can be laid down rapidly, not over long periods of time.
In depositional areas, usually slackwater valleys, and not including large bars, the sediments from megafloods rapidly formed multiple layers. These layers are commonly called rhythmites. They were formed quickly by waning and waxing flow. A rhythmite is a repeating sequence of two or more sedimentary layers. The waxing and waning flow is caused by pulses of water resulting from the convergence and divergence of water, especially in anastomosing flow, which forms branching and reconnecting channels.

To read the entire article, click on "Ice Age megafloods provide insight into Flood sedimentation".

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