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G332:  The Mississippi Delta Indicates a Young Earth


Edited by Greg Neyman




The sediments of the Mississippi delta, when calculated based on the sediment accumulation rate, indicate an age of 30,000 years.

Source:  Pathlights, n.d. The age of the earth - 2.




  1. The Mississippi delta has changed locations many times.  In the Cenozoic, it reached as far north as Illinois.  The sediments from Illinois towards the south are not included in the calculations

  2. The delta is seven miles thick in the Gulf of Mexico.  This could not have been deposited rapidly from a single flood event

  3. The 30,000 figure is a minimum age for the current delta


To learn more on this topic, read the rebuttal.

Mississippi Delta (Wikipedia)

Mississippi River (Wikipedia)



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