NN says everybody has thought about my arguments and they don't work. That's what everybody always says and then you show you don't have a clue as NN did on the thread about genetic diversity, not a clue. Or RAZD either. At least stop thinking you get it when you don't.
That's just what you say when you've been proven utterly wrong.
**hey guys, know what? The sky is green.
-Um, no. Look at this picture, its blue
**YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING
Your ideas are not that hard to follow, they're just incredibly misguided and painfully wrong.
The Grand Canyon wasn't where it is now when the layers were being deposited. The plate that it sits on has been moving around on the planet and being subjected to all kinds of different environmental conditions throughout the whole process.
Here's an animation on plate tectonics that show how much movement has been going on:
I know you put that up to demonstrate that there must have been a variety of depositional environments with all that moving around the globe, and I suppose if we're to take that animation seriously that must be true.
Right, that's why the layers are different. Different environments.
But I got more interested in how there's a lot of tectonic bashing going on there.
Bashing is totally the wrong word. Its a slow gentle unyielding gnudging.
Seems to me that gnudging should have had more effects on the strata of the Silurian/Devonian/Carboniferous level than seems to be the case in the GC area at least, and I don't know why that area should be an exception when you've got continents gnudging each other.
As the layers above them build up, they get more and more pressure on them, which smushes them down and flattens and hardens them.
which was built on the idea of a vertical stack of horizontal layers that are found here and there in various proportions
No, not just here and there. Its everywhere. Every single point on the surface of the Earth has layers below it. Those layers below it are called the "geological column" for that particular section of the surface.
Each section will have its own column. Some sections are bigger than others.
I'll have to look it up but the layers aren't everywhere on the earth.
Yes, they are. Everywhere.
There is no place on the surface of the Earth that does not have underlying layers. That's impossible. What would the surface be sitting on?
A Column is a VERTICAL Structure
The Geological Column isn't like a real actual "thing". Its an abstract.
It is a cross-section of what layers are underneath the ground at some particular place. Different places are going to have different columns.
If you took a giant metal tube, forced it into the ground, and then pulled out a big stack of the layers underneath, then you would have a column of the underlying geology. You could then study each layer to determine the properties of the past. Here's an example: