Monday, October 17, 2011

The mighty biblical flood in the Grand Canyon Part Two

Flood Geology in the Grand Canyon

During his historic exploration of the Grand Canyon, John Wesley Powell wrote in his diary, “The thought grew in my mind that the canyons of this region would be a Book of Revelations in the rock-leaved bible of geology.” 

“Flood geology” — according to which Noah’s Flood, as described in Genesis, was a historical worldwide event responsible for the distinctive features of the earth’s geology — is nothing new. It was pioneered by self-educated geologist George McCready Price in the first half of the 20th century, and revived by John C Whitcomb and Henry M Morris in their 1961 book The Genesis Flood. The theory continues to be influential in fundamentalist circles, where adherence to a literal reading of the Bible is frequently thought to demand rejection of evolution as well as acceptance of flood geology:

Similarly, although the Grand Canyon’s fossils are confidently described as casualties of the biblical flood:

 Biblical Education and Creation Science

     Interesting and beautiful landscapes, the flood of the Grand Canyon, documentary

     And the same documentary in Spanish

     Respect and reverence for Hashem

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