Bruce Barton to speak on Death Valley Yosemite Tour, Sun. July 7, 3 pm
On Sunday July 8, the Creation Assn of Puget Sound
(CAPS) will meet at Bellevue Church of Christ
At 3:00 pm - Refreshments & book table or video
At 3:30 - Bruce Barton will lecture for on:
DEATH VALLEY YOSEMITE TOUR: EVIDENCES FOR PAST
CATACLYSM IN THE EASTERN SIERRA
Since the time of Darwin, most geologists have
subscribed to the assumption of uniformitarianismthe
belief that all geologic processes occur over vast
stretches of time. According to this line of thought
the rates at which geologic processes are happening at
present is the rate at which theyve always happened,
e.g., mountains have always uplifted and continents
drifted a few centimeters a year. Therefore it must
have taken hundreds of millions of years to form the
features we see in the southwestern United
Statesmountain ranges, valleys, lakes, volcanic
peaks, and continental boundaries.
The alternate view, from a creationist perspective, is
that these features formed relatively quickly either
during or as a direct result of the Genesis Flood.
This time span would include events occurring over a
time span of as little as a year or so, up to several
This presentation will explore some of the evidences
that the Sierra Nevada and Death Valley were formed
during the worldwide upheaval that accompanied Noahs
Flood. Evidences that suggest rapid formation include
the remnants of super volcanoes, massive granitic
intrusions, and extensive sedimentation.
Other indicators of worldwide destruction just several
thousand years ago are the worlds most ancient living
things: the bristlecone pine, which date from the
period immediately following the Flood.
The presentation will also briefly address the
formation of Yosemite Valley by glacial action during
the Ice Age that followed the Flood.
John N. Johnson