The imminent death of 'Catastrophic Plate Tectonics'?

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The imminent death of 'Catastrophic Plate Tectonics'?

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:11 pm

Will this pseudo-scientific nonsense soon be abandoned by the YEC community? There's a competing 'hypothesis'. The southern continents were never joined at all and their similar vegetation is all down to 'pumice rafts' during Noah's Flood. Maybe. But WHAT about Genesis 1:9-10 (NIV)?
"And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good." If the water was in one place, was the land in one place too (most literalistic YECs think this is what the verse is saying)?

http://biblicalgeology.net/blog/pumice- ... egetation/
Will we be hearing more about the pumice rafts idea from YECs?

I would not bet on it.
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Re: The imminent death of 'Catastrophic Plate Tectonics'?

Postby Brian Jordan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:22 pm

Don't give them ideas! He seems to have been postulating rafts of vegetation, like the pumice rafts, rather than made of pumice. It requires that the vegetation was "torn up" rather than flooded, and floated for a year while remaining viable. I'm sure we've heard it all before to explain life-after-flood, never mind replacing plate tectonics.
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Re: The imminent death of 'Catastrophic Plate Tectonics'?

Postby a_haworthroberts » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:24 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:Don't give them ideas! He seems to have been postulating rafts of vegetation, like the pumice rafts, rather than made of pumice. It requires that the vegetation was "torn up" rather than flooded, and floated for a year while remaining viable. I'm sure we've heard it all before to explain life-after-flood, never mind replacing plate tectonics.


Yes, you are right. I thought he was suggesting vegetation floating on pumice rafts but on re-reading apparently it's simply vegetation rafts.
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Re: The imminent death of 'Catastrophic Plate Tectonics'?

Postby Michael » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:12 pm

A road wreck at 30 mph , shattering all plates on impact.
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Re: The imminent death of 'Catastrophic Plate Tectonics'?

Postby Brian Jordan » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:46 pm

Michael wrote:A road wreck at 30 mph , shattering all plates on impact.
Not much slower than a tsunami when it hits land. Imagine a tsunami made of stone and kilometres deep!
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Re: The imminent death of 'Catastrophic Plate Tectonics'?

Postby Michael » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:46 am

Brian Jordan wrote:
Michael wrote:A road wreck at 30 mph , shattering all plates on impact.
Not much slower than a tsunami when it hits land. Imagine a tsunami made of stone and kilometres deep!



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Re: The imminent death of 'Catastrophic Plate Tectonics'?

Postby jon_12091 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:07 am

Now all you need to do is come up with an excuse as to why such features aren't preserved in the rock record!
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