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Author Topic:   Geologic Column
Taq
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Message 53 of 55 (837476)
08-02-2018 6:19 PM
Reply to: Message 51 by Faith
05-20-2018 12:40 PM


Re: Well...
Faith writes:

I don't really get the big deal about this topic. So the geological column is different all over the world, so what? it's still a series of rocks wherever it is found that represents the geological time scale and in fact is the basis for it.

The common creationist argument is that the geologic column found in books does not exist anywhere in the world. Of course, this is wrong on two counts. First, there are places where you can find rocks in order from all of the major geologic epocs. Second, the geologic column in books isn't meant to represent a real place on Earth. It is meant to show the relative position of the different geologic layers found across the globe.

To use an analogy, we find historical timelines in books that show major archaeological finds from different cultures. Do you think this timeline means that we should be able to find somewhere on Earth where we can dig straight down and find those artifacts neatly stacked on top of one another in the order given in the text book? Of course not. The geologic column in text books is the same exact thing, it is a time line of geology.

However it does make me curious to know what the differences are, how different the rocks are in different locations, how different the fossils, if anybody would like to sketch that out.

That's a bit like asking what the different cultural histories are across the globe, how they are different, what different kinds of people lived where, and all the rest. It's a rather large topic covered by many sources.


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