Science Confirms the Bible Again in Ground-Breaking Grand Canyon Research

by Ken Ham on July 31, 2021
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Science always confirms the Bible because the Bible’s history is true. And a four-year, in-depth research project by a world-class PhD geologist, Dr. Andrew Snelling, once again confirms what we’d expect starting with God’s Word—and confounds evolutionary expectations.

Throughout Grand Canyon, thick rock layers appear which are smoothly bent. Dr. Snelling observes,

Normally, solid rock cannot bend without breaking, so this leaves only two options for bending: either the rock layer was bent while still soft, shortly after being deposited by water, or after the layer had fully hardened, it was bent by pressures which made the rock plastic, like playdough. Geologists who believe the layers were laid down over millions of years accept the latter option.
Carbon Canyon fold

The massive Carbon Canyon fold, with the rock unit bent 90 degrees (Note the person in the photo for scale.)

Now, this is testable. For hardened rock to bend without breaking, it must undergo metamorphic changes in its mineral content and structure, including at the microscopic level. So, Dr. Snelling compared samples from two prominent folds in Grand Canyon, with other samples of the same layers (the Tapeats Sandstone) far from the fold. Here’s what his in-depth, four-year study concluded:

By comparing the Tapeats Sandstone samples from the folds with other Tapeats Sandstone samples located far from the folds, no metamorphism has occurred. Therefore, our four-year research project confirms that these rock layers were bent while they were still soft, after rapid deposition

This is tremendous evidence that the Canyon’s rock layers were laid down during a massive flood and subsequently bent before any of the layers had hardened.

Dr. Snelling, who has a PhD in geology from one of the world’s leading universities (the University of Sydney), recently discussed this exciting research with me during an AiG staff meeting—it’s exciting and fascinating and I encourage you to watch it:

You can read more about this research in this press release.

Don’t miss out on learning more about Dr. Snelling’s cutting-edge geological research that devastates the evolutionists’ belief in millions of years for the formation of the Grand Canyon and confirms the catastrophism of Noah’s Flood just a few thousand years ago. Read more at AnswersResearchJournal.org.

Big News: Answers Research Journal Now Has Its Own Website!

Since 2008, Answers Research Journal (ARJ) has been showcasing relevant research from the perspective of the recent Creation and the global Flood within a biblical framework. PhD scientists from AiG and around the world have contributed to this professional, peer-reviewed technical journal.

Now, we have a dedicated website that is beautiful and easily searchable, with papers that can be located by topic, or by year and volume so this vital information is accessible for scientists and laypeople alike. Researchers can also view the instructions for submitting a paper right from the home page. We invite you to take a look at what’s new at AnswersResearchJournal.org.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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