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G3621:  Varves Can Form in Less than a Year


Edited by Greg Neyman



A varve is a fine layer of silt that shows seasonal differences.  These individual varves can form in less than one year, and can represent a single storm event.

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




  1. Non-annual fine grained layers are recognizably different from varves.

  2. Even if it represents single storm events, there is one formation that contains twenty million varves.  Even at a rate of one per day, that is still more than 50,000 years worth of varves, which is much too long for the 6,000 to 10,000 year old young earth theory

  3. The Lake Suigetsu varve record is 45,000 years, and it is consistent with other dating techniques, such as carbon dating and the tree ring record

  4. For more, see the Truth in Geology Series: Varves


To learn more on this topic, read the rebuttal.

Varves: Layered Sediments as Evidence for an Old Earth



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