Jonathan Clarke wrote:
>Two years ago there was one lady in tears because of the way in
>which her world view had been challenged by the discovery of the
>reality deep. Her faith survived, whether by denying geology or
>by changing her world picture, I do not know.
When I took my first carbonate field trip in 1983 (I was a physicist by
training not a geologist), I was absolutely depressed by what I saw. Tiny
little burrows in which the animal munched on limestone taking 6 micron
bites in this Cretaceous rock. And then to see those same 6 micron bites in
modern limestones, knowing that it takes lots of time for those modern ones
to dig, left me in quite a bad state for a while regarding geological
evidence and YEC. I almost left YEC in 1983, but my 'faith' in the YEC way
prevented me for another 10 years. What I found was that my faith was in
others, like Baumgardner, etc, rather than in the Bible.
Those who have not taken a carbonate field trip with a non-ICR scientist,
should really take the time to see what it is that they are missing! The
oolites which take time to form imply long ages. So does the chalk beds
that are 90% constituted of coccoliths which traveled through the digestive
tracks of critters, meaning that cities like Dallas, built on chalk, are
built on the excrement of marine animals! Or the 2500 feet of chalk poop in
the middle of the NOrth Sea which we have to drill through!
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