- Nov 11, 2019
No... they are not. Take a trip down the Grand Canyon, going back through time. There are no vertebrates, no dinosaurs. The fossils become more and more primitive. When you get to the bottom there are only microbes. That's evolution over geological time...observable and testable...and repeatable.Oh, the assumptions! Are we still using the circular reasoning of dating rocks by the fossils and the fossils by the rocks? To state this as science (observable, testable, repeatable) is really a leap in the dark.
You are not paying attention? The age of the Grand Canyon is not the point. The rocks are deposited is horizontal layers. The oldest at the bottom, the youngest at the top. The most primitive fossil organisms are at the bottom, the most advanced (evolved!) at the top. This is repeatable in other parts of the world in similar layered rocks. Obviously impossible if it all was a flood. The same thing happens today in local garbage dumps. The oldest newpapers, radios, TVs, telephones are toward the bottom, Yesterday's newspapers and garbage at the top. Repeatable from dump to dump.Not really a good example, I think. Latest science on the Grand Canyon is rapid deposition of strata with formation being as little as 40,000 years ago, others see 6-7 mya. Lessons from Mt St Helens indicate catastrophic layering in very short order - not to mention the great unconformity stretching thought the canyon and much of the world, or the planation so obvious in the region. Fact is, the age of the canyon has been debated for years on end. Scientists of every bias have interpreted the actual evidence with incredible diverse conclusions, but it still seems that the issue is not a little water over vast eons of time, but a whole lot of water in a much shorter period of time. The so-called geologic column then would not be "a trip though time" but the burial order of billions of dead things buried in rock laid down by water all over the earth. Still, since no one was there, I have to question "observation" and "testable" - certainly not repeatable except in the sense of other catastrophic phenomena, like Mt. St Helens.