Enormous Sedimentary Rock Formations
According to most geology textbooks, lime mud (bottom sediment) in shallow seas accumulates at about one foot per 1,000 years. Because evolutionists believe that “the present is the key to the past”—that is, physical processes have remained constant throughout earth’s history—they believe it is impossible to explain massive limestone formations by a worldwide flood. However, there is substantial visual and empirical evidence, including geochemical mechanisms, for rapid and massive accumulation of lime muds.
Massive limestone formations found worldwide were derived from two primary causes (geochemical mechanisms): 1) warming of the oceanic waters during the worldwide flood, and 2) precipitation of dissolved calcium carbonate due to the depletion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a result of the flood. Additional information about rapid limestone formation is presented in the book, evolution – The Greatest Deception in Modern History.
Although these geochemical mechanisms are well-recognized and satisfactorily explain the formation of massive limestone formations, such explanations have been largely ignored by secular geologists in favor of the presumption of evolution and an old earth because it implies a worldwide flood and a young earth.
Kaibab and Toroweap Limestone, South Rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona
Photos by Roger Gallop