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Also remember that modern disasters (on a smaller scale) like Mount St.
Helens and Southwest Pacific tsunamis produced large deposits of multi-layered strata in a matter of hours or days… Yes, we all have been inundated with teaching that rocks are dated in the millions and billions of years, but are they really? Do they really NEED to be millions or billions of years old?
That concept began with eighteenth-century French naturalist Georges Cuvier, picked up steam with Charles Lyell, and it has been in vogue ever since.
This is despite the fact that it causes more problems for interpreting rock strata than it solves.
How do we know that there wasn’t lead in the rock when it was first formed?
What is the real initial percentages of the U parent and Pb (lead) daughter elements?
This is a real and common problem with radiometric dating techniques.
Consider also: ALL of the samples taken from volcanic eruptions of known times and dates are carefully collected and sent to the labs. It is the prime reason many scientists have had doubts about radiometric dating all along.
However, research by geologist John Woodmorappe (a pen name) revealed that the radiometric methods used today were actually hand-picked to coincide with the dates previously assumed for the geologic column diagrams.
And today we know through lab experiments and natural disasters (such as the eruption of Mt. Helens) that major layering of rock strata can happen catastrophically in a short period of time.
Young-earth creation geologists have long held that most sedimentary strata resulted from waterborne deposits during Noah’s Flood.
All the canyon layers are ocean bottom sediments, filled with fossils of ocean-dwelling creatures and plants almost a mile high from top to bottom.
The Cardenas Basalt bottom layer (below the Cambrian explosion) is usually dated with Rhobidium -Strontium and calculated to be about 1 billion years old.