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Geologic Column
Robert E. Gentet
© 2011

Well-known creationist geologist Snelling (1995, p. 162) speaks of:

the creationist 'myth' that the geologic column is the product of an evolutionary/uniformitarian 'conspiracy' and so essentially doesn't exist/isn't real.... However, the physical reality of the strata of the geologic column cannot be ignored, as they do exist. The early geologists in Europe, for example, were able to physically trace the stacking of the continuous sequences of strata from country to country, and then later similar (and often identical) stacking of sequences was found on other continents. It is time for creationists to bury their 'myth', face up to the reality of the geologic record (not the time scale imposed on it, of course), and tackle the exciting task of building the Flood Model of earth history based on that record.

Wise echoes these same conclusions about the consistency of the order of fossils in the stratigraphic column:

Some creationists for a long time have been arguing that 'there ain't no such thing as the geological column.' But all the creation geologists I know disagree with that... the creation geologists are pretty uniform in their belief that the stratigraphic column is a valid order. But we can't convince the lay creationists community of that.... It's an historical problem. It was George McCready Price's argument, and it's been repeated since then. But if you run up and down hills, looking at strata and beating on rocks, you'd be stunned by the consistency of the order (Bible-Science News, 1995, p. 18).
Snelling, Andrew A.(reviewed by). 1995. Studies in flood geology by John Woodmorappe. Creation ex nihilo Technical journal. 9(2): 161163.
Wise, Kurt P. 1992. Were there really no seasons?: tree rings and climate. Creation ex nihilo Technical Journal: 6(2):168-172.
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