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on February 3, 2007
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BBC NEWS: “Antarctic hill surprises experts

Support for creation geology is coming from an out-of-the-way location: Antarctica. To be more specific, support is coming from a “drumlin” (a small hill molded by glacial activity) that has formed below Antarctic ice in what secular geologists consider the blink of an eye. Professor Tavi Murray of Swansea University, who is on the team that made the discovery, explained:

We went from this feature not being there, to suddenly, bam, this big mound had risen from the sea-bed. This was a really big surprise … [p]eople think of glaciated landscapes as representing thousands or tens of thousands of years of time; then suddenly here we have this thing that is the size of a large warehouse popping up in this very short period.

Things are happening more quickly than many glaciologists thought.

The entire article, in fact, is devoted to this notion that things are happening more quickly than many glaciologists thought:

The drumlin … is growing 10 times faster than had been expected.

The speed of its growth has altered the scientists' perceptions of past drumlin formation.

But instead of representing what the ice was doing over a really long time-scale formation, [other drumlins] are really brief snap-shots of what has happened in the past.

The bed underneath these ice streams must be changing really rapidly, much more rapidly than we thought before.

And, in case you didn’t get it the first time:

[T]he beds of these ice stream[s] can be changed much faster than we have previously thought possible.

Perhaps most intriguing is that all this geologic activity is happening currently; imagine the rapid speed of geologic change if, say, the earth were to experience the massive upheaval of a global flood, followed by an ice age. Put these together, and you end up with geology that both explains what we observe and supports the Genesis account of history.


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