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Enormous Sedimentary Rock Formations

Sandstone Layers

Enormous volumes of sedimentary rock formations (a group of similar layers) hundreds of feet thick and, sometimes, thousands of feet thick, cover the entire earth except areas which have been intruded by igneous rock formations (such as batholiths and mountain ranges). Most geologists and geology textbooks agree that sediment layers were deposited underwater in a loose, unconsolidated form. These layers, which vary from just a couple inches to a few hundred feet or more, were deposited horizontally and consecutively, and are often found like stacked pancakes (turbidites).

If many millions of years separated these various strata, as maintained by uniformity theory, each individual layer would show signs of erosion, bioturbation (physical disturbance by plant and animal life), soil layers, and other features representing vast periods of time between layers—but such evidence is missing (see section, Depositional Features of a Worldwide Flood for further information).

Shortly after deposition, while sediments were soft and pliable, many of these layered turbidites were uplifted, folded and tilted. If geologic evidence is examined objectively without the presumption of evolution and old-age thinking, evidence strongly disagrees with deposition over vast periods of time. Many geologists now recognize that most sediment pancake rock layers are actually turbidites deposited underwater in a sea environment and uplifted during a catastrophic worldwide tectonic event!

Tapeats Sandstone, Little Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona
Photos by Roger Gallop