Skip to comments.Surtsey still surprises (land features thought to take millions of years form in less than a decade)
Posted on 02/16/2009 9:40:48 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
Surtsey still surprises
by David Catchpoole
After the island of Surtsey was born of a huge undersea volcanic eruption off Iceland in 1963,1 geologists were astonished at what they found.
As one wrote: On Surtsey, only a few months sufficed for a landscape to be created which was so varied and mature that it was almost beyond belief.2
There were wide sandy beaches, gravel banks, impressive cliffs, soft undulating land, faultscarps, gullies and channels and boulders worn by the surf (see picture left), some of which were almost round, on an abrasion platform cut into the cliff.2 And all of this despite the extreme youth3 of the island!
The geologists surprise is understandable, given the modern thinking that young Surtseys varied and mature features ought to have needed long periods of timemillions of yearsto form....
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C’mon GGG, don’t confuse the evos with the facts.
Uniformitarian buster ping!
We have grown tired of sitting on the floor, so we’re off to look for furniture for our new house.
All the best—GGG
But but but according to the holy principle of uniformitarianism, this couldn’t have happened anywhere else on the earth, not ever, not at all!
Almost forgot to ping you ping :o)
Fortunately, you are anything but typical TQC. Wish me luck on my hunt for inexpensive, high quality furniture! (Do the two go together?...we shall soon find out!).
Same thing happened with Mt St Helens 1980 eruption. A pyroclastic flow carved out a huge canyon (referred to by many as a mini grand canyon) in hours and hydrological sorting occurred and formed the typical strata layering we see in other places claimed to be millions of years old, in a day or two.
The difference is that we were around to see it created and KNOW it took an extremely short period of time to come about. If we hadn’t the geologists would be pointing to it as being millions of years old.
It’s only a surprise to those who think that they know everything already.
It's a shame, though. Too bad there aren't about 10,000,000 more of me.... (j/k)
Wish me luck on my hunt for inexpensive, high quality furniture! (Do the two go together?...we shall soon find out!).
Depends on where you buy it from. You can find good second-hand furniture at thrift shops and garage sales, which are usually old enough to not be the cheap, particle-board junk that you'll find at Wal-Mart. They may have a few nicks, but if you're not concerned about that so much, then it's all good. I'm actually rebuilding a bookcase that was more or less knocked apart in a car wreck I has three weeks ago (the shelf was in the back and was thrown all around). The studs and whatnot were ripped out, so the finish won't look great, but I don't care, it's just going into my office study to hold books - something badly needed. I currently have 835 books in my personal library, about ~100 of which are sitting on their sides, piled on top of the ones that are standing properly. Need outweighs aesthetics.
Of course this disproves nothing that has been postulated up till now... just like the rock that came to life this could only have happened this one time. sarc/
Yep—all you’re missing are the sedimentary layers that take millions/billions of years to form.
Cool things to think about later ping.
Yes, they were so astonished that they all changed their studies to reflect a 6,000 year old Earth.
Oh wait, no they didn't.
Oh yeah, I’m all into that. Take the Grand Canyon. Product of millions of years of erosion”, except, I guess, for those areas that look like they were cut with a rock saw and are barely eroded at all.
Don't neglect used furniture stores. I have found great bargains there. I have bought used tables, chairs, bookcases and a buffet.
How long do you suppose it took these sedimentary layers to form???
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, my wife thinks used furniture is “gross.” I just want something to sit on that leaves enough money left over to put dinner on the table :o)
I don’t know what you’ve posted, so a scientist would be unable to offer an opinion. That doesn’t stop others, though.
I have a similar book problem. I have already given away several hundred books to used book stores, and I still have box after box of books sitting in the garage (not to mention all the full bookshelves in the house)! I am literally trying to convince my wife to consider used furniture as we speak. She said she will consider it, but only after we look at IKEA and Living Spaces first. What’s a guy to do?
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