Review by Greg Neyman
In an article on the Creation, Dinosaurs
and the Flood website, young earth creation science advocate Charlie Liebert
argues that the eruption for Mount Saint Helens provides evidence for a
Liebert (not a geologist) mentions in this article that hundreds of feet of sediment were deposited in a matter of days, which shows that you don't need long ages of geologic time. I agree, that a volcanic eruption can cause the deposition of this sediment in a lahar flow. However, well over 99 percent of the earth's sedimentary rocks are not volcanic in origin. While it is entirely possible to deposit rock layers quickly in a volcanic event, this does not prove anything concerning the remaining 99+ percent that are non-volcanic related.
Liebert also mentions the canyon that was eroded in less than two days. What canyon is he talking about? If its the canyon that was eroded some by the lahar, it already existed! It just underwent additional erosion. He also mentions the fossil forests that are being formed in Spirit Lake, and refers to Specimen Ridge in Yellowstone. However, the trees in Yellowstone provide no comfort for young earth creation science. Click here for more.
Liebert appears to have thrown together these claims in a quick manner. Some of his monthly items are lengthy articles...others he just cobbles together to meet his own deadline. This appears to be one of those quick jobs.
1 Mt. St. Helens Evidence for Creation, published on the web at http://www.sixdaycreation.com/facts/flood/august.html
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