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G323:  Shale Layers are too Extensive for Normal Deposition.


Edited by Greg Neyman




The geologic record contains many large shale formations.  These formations cannot be explained by uniformitarianism, as large depositional systems for shale are not evident today.  The uniformitarian, slow-deposition model, cannot explain them.

Source:  Morris, Henry M., 1974. Scientific Creationism, Green Forest, AR: Master Books, pp. 102-103.




  1. The ocean floors where shale is deposited covers vast areas

  2. A shale from a single flood event, such as Noah's Flood, would give the same age, from top to bottom.  Ancient shale formations vary greatly in age, showing that they were deposited over a long period of time

  3. A single flood event, such as Noah's Flood, would deposit a single shale layer.  The geologic record contains shale interbedded with sandstone many times, indicating a constantly advancing and retreating shoreline.  This is inconsistent with a single Flood theory


To learn more on this topic, read the rebuttal.

Wikipedia - Shale



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