How old is the earth according to carbon dating
However, a cataclysmic globe-covering (and fossil-forming) flood would have eroded huge quantities of sediment, and deposited them elsewhere.Many organisms would have been buried very quickly and fossilized.But they deny that a global flood happened on earth, where there is enough water to cover the whole planet to a depth of 1.7 miles (2.7 km) if it were completely uniform, and even now covers 71 percent of the earth’s surface!If it weren’t for the fact that the Bible teaches it, they probably wouldn’t have any problem with a global flood on earth.But more recently, the word ‘uniformitarianism’ has been applied in other contexts to mean also constancy of natural laws, sometimes called ‘methodological uniformitarianism,’ as opposed to what some have called ‘substantive uniformitarianism.’ It should also be pointed out that uniformitarian geologists have long allowed for the occasional (localized) catastrophic event.
As shown above, the evidence from the geological record is consistent with catastrophes, and there are many features that are hard to explain by slow and gradual processes.
Great thicknesses could conceivably be produced either by a little water over long periods, or a lot of water over short periods.
We have already discussed how different biases can result in different that it must have always occurred slowly.
In one of Berthault’s experiments, finely layered sandstone and diatomite rocks were broken into their constituent particles, and allowed to settle under running water at various speeds.
It was found that the same layer thicknesses were reproduced, regardless of flow rate.