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Professional banishment? For fronting facts? No, this isn’t the usual story …

From “Mystery of the Super Flood” (CBC, March 7, 2012), we learn,

One of the Earth’s strangest geological riddles is the evidence for a huge catastrophe that struck eastern Washington State thousands of years ago. It took scientists decades to figure out that a colossal flood had carved out bizarre landscape features strewn across thousands of square miles. Mystery of the Super Flood, gets to the bottom of what created this compelling detective story.

Mystery of the Super Flood features a dogged geologist sticking to his bold theory for decades despite virtual professional banishment. Eventually, other geologists joined his cause and filled in the intricate details, which is recreated in stunning computer animation to show what may be one of the most spectacular series of events ever to occur on our planet.

The key word here is “eventually.” Eventually, facts matter.

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6 Responses to Professional banishment? For fronting facts? No, this isn’t the usual story …

  1. 1

    “Bold theory”

    “Super Flood”

    “professional banishment”

    The only thing that’s missing here is an explicit reference to Genesis.

  2. 2

    LOL.

    There’s even a reference to catastrophism. Nice how the end of the article tries to turn catastrophism back into uniformitarianism again. The spin never stops. This mechanism, btw, a massive dam bursting after the Flood covered everything, is the same exact mechanism creationists have been proposing for the Grand Canyon since forever.

  3. ‘Serendipitously’ I found this article two days ago which shows that the ‘mystery of superfloods’ is on a global scale:

    Humanpast.net
    Excerpt: Worldwide, we know that the period of 14,000 to 13,000 years ago, which coincides with the peak of abundant monsoonal rains over India, was marked by violent oceanic flooding – in fact, the first of the three great episodes of global superfloods that dominated the meltdown of the Ice Age. The flooding was fed not merely by rain but by the cataclysmic synchronous collapse of large ice-masses on several different continents and by gigantic inundations of meltwater pouring down river systems into the oceans. (124)
    What happened, at around 13,000 years ago, was that the long period of uninterrupted warming that the world had just passed through (and that had greatly intensified, according to some studies, between 15,000 years ago and 13,000 years ago) was instantly brought to a halt – all at once, everywhere – by a global cold event known to palaeo climatologists as the ‘Younger Dryas’ or ‘Dryas III’. In many ways mysterious and unexplained, this was an almost unbelievably fast climatic reversion – from conditions that are calculated to have been warmer and wetter than today’s 13,000 years ago, to conditions that were colder and drier than those at the Last Glacial Maximum, not much more than a thousand years later. From that moment, around 12,800 years ago, it was as though an enchantment of ice had gripped the earth. In many areas that had been approaching terminal meltdown full glacial conditions were restored with breathtaking rapidity and all the gains that had been made since the LGM were simply stripped away…(124)
    A great, sudden extinction took place on the planet, perhaps as recently as 11,500 years ago (usually attributed to the end of that last ice age), in which hundreds of mammal and plant species disappeared from the face of the earth, driven into deep caverns and charred muck piles the world over. Modern science, with all its powers and prejudices, has been unable to adequately explain this event. (83)
    http://humanpast.net/environme.....ent11k.htm

    In fact one of the many ‘superfloods’ that occurred around that time occurred in a area of Argentine that Darwin himself had predicted to have been formed ‘gradually’;

    Where Darwin Went Wrong – geology video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3darzVqzV2o

  4. Wonder if this flood evidence was from year of the Global flood by Noach (The Mabul 4116 years ago) or from an ice age ‘aftershock’ during the following 340 years? as ice dams broke and reset.
    Or perhaps a combination?
    Pearlman CTA
    author
    the recent complex creation
    torah and science reconciliation framework.

  5. Don’t be a spoil-sport, bornagain. Let them have their own facts. It means everything to them.

    All right, kiddies. Carry on.

  6. This is a favorite story of mine as this YEC is very interested in geomorphology.
    A fantastic correction of wrong and unfounded ideas by a few researchers.
    They destroyed old Hutton and his long geology perios presumptions.
    These presumptions being the foundation of evolutionary biology by the way.

    Despite Bretz they still try to say its just a special case of how sudden powerful water can change the landscape.
    In fact however slow geological actions are no longer needed and even impossible.
    Bretzs flood demonstrated its not just the attrition of water but forces or vortices and plucking forces that actually created nthe landscape.

    There is no need to see Niagara falls as the result of thousands of year of backing up but rather instantly backed up and then minor backing up that did very little word.
    The grand canyon also can be seen as a quickly created ditch.

    The GC may be from the flood but the others I mentioned were from later events after the flood.
    NOVA did a great story on it but misses many important conclusions.

    For creationism however it shows how error ruled and then was overthrown to the embarrassment of the the majority of geologists.
    This will be repeated in biology.

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