Creation 101: Geology Part 1

Geology is the study of the physical processes of Earth from plate tectonics and volcanos to minerals and rock layers. The field involves a combination of operational science and origins science. The operational aspects involve measuring the types of rocks and minerals and where they occur, and current observable processes. These things are all testable and repeatable in the present.

Creation 101: Geology Part 2

In part one, we examined the basics of geology, and found that scientists generally agree on the observational aspects of geology regardless of their respective positions on origins. But when it comes to interpreting geological events of the past, we form different conclusions on the basis of different starting presuppositions and views of Earth history.

Overview of Geologic Evidence of the Flood

If the Genesis Flood really occurred, what evidence would we look for? We read in Genesis 7 and 8 that “the fountains of the great deep” were broken up and poured out water from inside the earth for 150 days (5 months). Plus, it rained torrentially and globally for 40 days and nights. (“The floodgates [or windows] of heaven were opened.”) No wonder all the high hills and the mountains were covered, meaning the earth was covered by a global ocean. (“The world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished,” 2 Peter 3:6.) All air-breathing life on the land was swept away and perished.

Refuting the Critics: Geology and the Flood

The critics for this week have posted on the Biblical Science Institute Facebook page in response to the geology articles here and here.  I will use only their first name in the response.  Note that the second critic (Dan) often quotes sections of the original article before offering his comments.  The critic’s comments are in violet text, with my response in black.

All Geology Articles

Click here for a list of all BSI articles on the topic of geology.