"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."
Colossians 2:8
Lies of Evolution: Grand Canyon
Author:
Christopher J. E. Johnson
Published: Nov 1, 2012
[creationliberty.com]

-Prentice Hall, General Science, 1992, p. 174

-Prentice Hall, General Science, 1998, p.279

"[T]he Colorado has dramatically changed the role the river plays in a task begun millions of years ago: dredging the Grand Canyon."
-Nature Series, "Grand Canyon: The Colorado River," PBS, retrieved Oct 31, 2012, [http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/grand-canyon/the-colorado-river/2283/]


The Colorado River travels through the Rocky Mountains. The river's elevation, when it enters Grand Canyon, is 2800 ft. It flows downhill and exits the canyon at 1800 ft. The highest points of the Rocky Mountains (Kiabab Uplift) are 6900-8500 ft elevation.

Considering these altitudes, we should notice the following points:
1. The top of Grand Canyon is higher than the bottom.
2. The river only runs through the bottom.
3. The Rocky Mountains are higher than where the river enters the canyon by over 4000 ft.
4. Rivers do not flow uphill.


Unless rivers in nature can be shown to flow uphill against gravity, there is no way that river made that canyon. In all respects, Grand Canyon is quite obviously a breached damn on much larger proportions than we are used to seeing.

While keeping maintenance on the Teton Dam in Idaho,
engineers noticed a small leak at approximately 7:30am, Sat, June 6th, 1976.

About 4-5 hours later, the water could not be stopped.

All it takes it one tiny crack in the dam, and the whole thing comes crashing down very quickly.

Evolutionists are teaching that canyons form with a little bit of water, and a lot of time. However, here we can see an example of an enormous canyon forming very rapidly with a lot of water and little bit of time. We cannot observe the evolutionists' explanation because it would take far too long, and therefore becomes part of what they believe, not scientific observation. However, a rapid formation explanation from a breached dam can be observed naturally, and is scientific observation.

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
-Genesis 7:19

And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
-Genesis 8:3

From a Biblical worldview perspective, the Grand Canyon was mostly likely not made during the Global Flood of Noah, it was made sometime afterwards. Dr. Walter Brown, engineer from MIT, has analyzed current maps of the region and discovered old beach lines where two giant lakes used to be, and drained out to form the Grand Canyon.
(See Dr. Walt Brown, In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood, 8th Edition, 2008, p. 182-220, IBSN 1-878026-09-7; More details can be found at Dr. Brown's website [www.creationscience.com])

As the flood waters subsided, large pockets of water (lakes) would form on the newly formed continents. Most of the mud from the canyon probably washed out in the first few hours, and continued to drain for the next few days or weeks, until it resembled the slow-moving river we see today. The river forming the canyon slowly over millions of years not only defies logic, but is also a complete assumption that is based on first assuming evolution is true in order to claim there is evidence for evolution.

Scientists can look at Mars and see giant canyons, far greater in size than Grand Canyon, and conclude there must have been an enormous amount of water in a short amount of time to create that canyon. Yet, evolutionists will deny that same conclusion when they can stand face-to-face with Grand Canyon because an interpretation of a lot of water and little time matches too closely with the Biblical explanation.
(See Steven W. Squyres, "Mars." World Book Online Reference Center, www.nasa.gov, 2004, World Book, Inc)

Another problem with the evolutionary explanation is the lack of mud at the mouth of the Colorado River. (The mouth is where the river exits into a larger body of water.) As rivers flow, they carry sediments downhill to the mouth and deposit them there, leaving behind what are called 'deltas'.
-AGS General Science, 2004, Chapter 11, p. 260, ISBN 0-7854-3647-2

If the Colorado River formed Grand Canyon, trillions upon trillions of tons of mud should have been deposited at the river delta. There should be a larger delta than any other river in the world. For example, the Mississippi River has a delta about 150,000 square kilometers.

Yet, the Colorado River delta is only about the size of the state of Rhode Island (about 3,000 square kilometers).

The Mississippi River is minor in comparison to the amount of mud that should have washed out of the Colorado River, and likewise there is nowhere close to a fraction of the amount of mud that should be in the Colorado River delta. One can make up as many stories as they want to try and explain this away, but the fact is that we do not find the expected patterns for the evolutionary model.

The average evolutionist does not consider that there are NO EROSION MARKS between the layers of rock in Grand Canyon. Don't you think it would have rained once in a million years? The compression of layers, with no erosion marks between, indicates that these layers all formed at the same time, and we have no indication whatsoever that they built up over hundreds of millions of years.

If someone wants to BELIEVE that the Colorado River formed the Grand Canyon over millions of years, despite that river don't flow uphill, despite that there is hardly any mud at all washed out of the river, and despite no erosion marks expect for long time periods, he/she is welcome to believe it, but it is not science; it's religion. The existance of these religious ideas about evolution being taught as fact in our public school text books is a lie, and we need to keep that religion out of our schools.

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