of Various Igneous Rock Outcrops Near The Van Andel Creation Research
Center Interpreted Within A Young-Earth Flood Model
Creation Research Center Report Number 3
Carl R. Froede Jr., B.S.,
P.G., George F. Howe, Ph.D., John K. Reed, Ph.D. and John R. Meyer,
For many areas of the Earth,
intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks form a significant portion of
the vertical stratigraphic column. They reflect geologic energy levels
which might aid in understanding Earth's short history within the Young-Earth
Flood model. We propose that intrusive igneous rocks reflect high-energy
heat and tectonic conditions and that their exposure provides testimony
to the erosional power of the global Flood. We believe that extrusive
igneous rocks can also provide information about both the passage of
time and the former environmental conditions that prevailed when they
were deposited. The Van Andel Creation Research Center provides a strategic
location from which a great variety of these igneous outcrops can be
investigated. We discuss several locations which reflect such features
as exfoliating granites, flood basalts, and subaerial volcanic deposits,
and explain them within the framework of the Young-Earth Flood model.
often claim that the strongest proof of their theory is found in the
science of paleontology. If naturalistic non-life to human life evolution
is true, multi-billions of links are required to bridge modern humans
with the chemicals which once existed in some primitive "soup"
found in the ocean or mud puddles and which were assumed to have given
birth to life more than 3.5 billion years ago. Furthermore, these multi-billions
of intermediate links would be a prominent part of the fossil record.
And multi-millions more links are needed to connect humans with our
primitive apelike ancestors that are hypothesized to have existed eons
ago. Scientists tend to find fossils of comparatively "simple"
life forms in the "older" layers of earth strata, and the
so called "higher" forms of life are more common in the more
"recent" strata. It was therefore assumed that, as new layers
were deposited, the fossils being formed in them would reveal a clear
picture of life progressively evolving from comparatively simple to
complex forms. Unfortunately for evolutionists, this is not what has
been found in the record of the rocks.
Formation: The Black
Canyon of the Gunnison River, Colorado
L. Williams, Ph.D.
How the Black Canyon of
the Gunnison may have developed within a young-earth Flood model is
discussed. Subaqueous currents during the Flood eroded the sediments
on the Gunnison uplift. Later, retreating Floodwater continued to carve
a canyon into the Precambrian basement. Vast regional volcanic activity
introduced abrasive particulate matter into the flowing water aiding
the erosional processes.
When I use a word
it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less. Lewis
applied within historical geology, uniformitarianism itself is a non-scientific
axiom. It represents the only possible hold on history for naturalists,
since their positivism restricts knowledge to observation. It is demonstrably
falsified by at least three tests for truth:
(1) There is imprecision
and potential contradiction in the definition itself.
(2) Even a consistent definition
contradicts empirical evidence of both modern processes and products
of past processes.
(3) Finally, the underlying
concept of the uniformity of natural law, a necessary condition for
uniformitarianism, cannot be justified within the naturalist worldview.
Biblical history, which
recognizes a revelatory basis for knowledge, is shown to be superior
to uniformitarian mythology, and naturalism is shown to be without an
adequate grasp on any history whatsoever.