A Young Grand Canyon?

© 2009-2010, Glen J. Kuban

Part of Kuban's Paluxy Website

Young-earth creationists (YECs) often assert that the Grand Canyon and rocks within it were all formed quickly during Noah's Flood or shortly afterward, only a few thousand years ago. However, many lines of geologic evidence, as well as radiometric dating results, thoroughly refute such claims. Among the most striking evidence for slow deposition and aerial exposure are the many beds within the Canyon's strata that animal tracks. Many occur in long, striding sequences and indicate animals walking about normally (not swimming, running, or laboring under harsh conditions). Moreover, many such trails were clearly made on dry deposits (many show sand-dune deposition, mud-cracks, and other clear evidence of aeirial exposure), entirely incompatible with a violent Flood scenario.

Useful Links:

Review of ICR's book Grand Canyon: Monument to Catastropheby Greg Neyman

A Young Grand Canyon? by Timothy H. Heaton

Steve Austin's Grand Canyon Erosion Argument: A Mathematical Sleight of Hand by Glenn Morton

The Misguided Erosion Argument by Glenn Morton

Index to Creationist Claims: Claim CC365 (Coconino Sandstone):by Mark Isaac

Index to Creationist Claims: Claim CC365.1 (Coconino Sandstone, Formed Under Water?) by Mark Isaac

A Criticism of the ICR's Grand Canyon Dating Project by Chris Stassen

Coconino Sandstone by Greg Neyman