November 29, 2018 7 pm, map
Geology, Mountains and the Flood
We will look at the rise of massive granite mountains like the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Most everyone has a mental picture of the huge granite mountains surrounding the famously beautiful Yosemite National Park. These mountains are made by huge blobs of molten granite rock called plutons that rose though the rock layers below the mountains. The plutons come from the subducting ocean plates scraping on the underside of continental rocks.
For many years the conventional view was that it took vast ages for these plutons to rise through the continental rocks and cool to form the mountains we see today. That view has often been pushed as a sure disproof of the Genesis Flood. However, in recent decades secular scientists have recognized several mechanisms that allow the plutons to rise much faster than they previously thought. But considering these mechanisms in the context of catastrophic plate tectonics, with the plates scraping past one another at speeds around one meter per second, throws a new light on these processes. The alternating stick and slip motion of the scraping plates proposed at the recent International Conference on Creationism could provide a pumping action for the production and raising of these plutons. We will also discuss the physical evidence and effects of the accelerated radioactive decay that we have recently discussed.
This will be a really interesting study showing how many things can work together to accomplish amazing things.