Desert Problem For Young Earth Creation Science

Young-earth creationists have a drag consistent with their creation model, all the fossil-bearing rock layers within the world got to be created during the Flood of Noah. Fossils, in ancient rock layers, imply that death occurred before the autumn of man, is contrary to their interpretation of Scripture.

The most visible rock layers within the world are those within the Grand Canyon for several years young-earth creation scientists have invested tons of your time and research into the Grand Canyon . They believe that if they  find a model to elucidate the canyon rocks, then their followers probably  the remainder of the earth’s rocks as young.

Coconino Sandstone

One of the issues that the young earth model encounters within the Grand Canyon is that the Coconino Sandstone. I’ve already discussed this in another article, so let me summarize here. Geologists have stated that this formation of 315-foot thick sandstone was created a desert environment, and may be a deposition of wind-deposited sand dunes.

The problem for the young earth creationist is that this rock layer is topped two other fossil-bearing marine rock layers, the Toroweap Limestone and therefore the Kaibab Limestone. This presents a drag to the young-earth model because if the sandstone originated wind, then obviously it couldn’t are produced by Noah’s Flood. The young-earth scientist would need to explain how the water receded, then the sandstone formed, then the water came back and deposited the opposite layers. However, within the Biblical Flood account, the waters rose, then fell. there have been no cyclic water levels, nor was there a huge amount of your time during the flood for a desert environment to make a 315-foot thick rock layer. The desert formation of this sandstone would disprove its formation during the Flood, and would disprove the young age of the world .
A beautiful shot of desert mountain in arches national park on a sunny day
Several young-earth scientists have attempted to elucidate this away, claiming that this sandstone was created underwater, and thus isn’t a desert sandstone. I dispute this theory because their model doesn’t have the required forces to make the Coconino Sandstone (for more on this, see Coconino Sandstone). However, that’s not the aim of this text .

Other sandstones are desert in origin   disprove the young age of the world . Therefore, the young-earth scientist must discredit every desert sandstone within the world. If one desert sandstone exists with a fossil-bearing ocean-deposited layer on top, it discredits the whole young earth flood model, and proves the adulthood of the world .

Let’s check out other desert-origin sandstones. i will be able to continually increase this text as I read through the research and find out other sandstones.

Navajo Sandstone

I’ll start with the Navajo Sandstone. This sandstone is most evident within the tall cliffs of Zion Canyon park in Utah. The thickness of this formation varies from 1,600 to 2,200 feet. it’s evident from the superb cross-bedding during this formation and other features that this is often created from a desert environment. Below the Navajo there are thousands of feet of rock layers, including the layers of the Grand Canyon . Again, please note…all the layers of the Grand Canyon are below the Navajo.

Looking at the rocks above the Navajo, the matter for the young-earth scientist gets even more complicated.. watching the Navajo at Arches park , there are a minimum of 1,500 feet of rock layers above the Navajo at this location alone. the primary is that the Entrada Sandstone, consists of three units, the Moab and Slick Rock members, ( are themselves desert dune sandstones), and therefore the Dewey Bridge Member, which is about 200 feet of marine deposits. Above this is often the skinny Summerville Formation, siltstone from a lake/lagoon environment. Then comes the foremost significant issue for the young earth model…the Morrison Formation. This formation has yielded thousands of dinosaur fossils, supposedly killed during Noah’s Flood. Above the Morrison are the Dakota Sandstone (beach environment) and therefore the Mancoa Shale (shallow marine).
famous Navajo Trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA
In fact, all the dinosaur fossils are far above the Grand Canyon sediments. The young earth model says the Flood killed most of the dinosaurs1…and consistent with their model, all the layers of the Grand Canyon were deposited during the Flood2. that’s over 1 mile of sediment. the primary dinosaur fossils appear within the Chinle formation, which is 2 formations above the Grand Canyon layers.

How did these dinosaurs survive the deposition phase of the flood, which deposited over 8,000 feet of sediment before we see the primary dinosaur fossil? Young earth explanations (see sources below) fail to supply a legitimate explanation of this problem…they make absolutely no sense out of the solid facts of the rock layers.

Given the young earth model, the flood waters must have created of these layers. However, you can’t have Flood-deposited rocks of the Grand Canyon , topped stratigraphically by a desert sandstone, the Navajo, to the north of the Canyon, then covered by more sea-deposited layers. None of those layers above the Grand Canyon , including the layers above the Navajo, are often accounted for by the young-earth model.

Evidence From Creation Scientists!

Here is that the most amazing evidence for the desert, wind-formed Navajo Sandstone. Creation scientists themselves admit it! i do not know if they’re conscious of this or not. I’ve done a review of the cornerstone book of young-earth proof of Noah’s Flood and therefore the Grand Canyon (located at the Answers In Creation website) . The book is named Grand Canyon: Monument to Catastrophe. it’s published by the Institute for Creation Research. This book was put together by 14 of the pre-eminent young-earth creation scientists within the world.

On page 32 of this book, they’re making a case for the Coconino Sandstone of the Grand Canyon . They claim it had been deposited not during a dry, desert environment, but during a water environment. Figure 3.10 shows a plot of grain sizes for the Coconino, two modern water environments, and a “Desert dune .” Through this plot, it’s shown that the desert dune plots bent line , whereas the Coconino, and therefore the water environment sands, plot out as jagged, irregular lines. this is often used as proof that the Coconino isn’t a desert sandstone.
A group of camels sitting on the sand in the Sahara desert surrounded by grass in Morocco
The amazing thing is that the source of the “Desert Sand Dune” grain size plots. the primary paragraph within the right column, first sentence, gives the source as footnote number 44. If you switch to the present footnote, the source of the desert sand grain size plot is “Stratigraphic Analysis of the Navajo Sandstone,” published within the Journal of Sedimentary Petrology! That’s right! These creation scientists are using the desert-created Navajo Sandstone to argue against the Coconino as being desert in origin.

However, the Navajo is overlaid with many fossil bearing rock layers, including the Morrison Formation, with thousands of dinosaurs killed during the Flood of Noah. This can’t be! We now have proof, from young-earth creation scientists themselves, that the Navajo Sandstone formed as a dry, desert sandstone, right within the middle of Noah’s Flood!!!! Without aiming to they need proved the adulthood of the earth!


The Coconino and Navajo are two desert-created sandstones. little question the desert formations in China and Mongolia would disprove the young age of the world i will be able to post others here, as I even have time to research them. Unfortunately for the young-earth creationist, it takes one example of desert sandstone to disprove the young age of the world . As you’ll see, the world is old, a bit like the geologists have told us, and even as God’s creation testifies.

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