It was argued that this evidence could not support a young age for the earth. Harold Coffin carried out a detailed investigation of these petrified forests and discovered that they strongly support the catastrophic model.
As many of the trees stand upright in an apparent position of growth, it was accepted that they were the remains of an actual forest. Closer examination reveals that the petrified trees have no bark with side branches and root stocks ripped off.
To give an example of the complexity of this problem, this paper presents a study of the most popular dating method, potassium/argon.
The discussion of some phenomena taking place during rock crystallization reveals huge discrepancies between the model theory and the reality.
Although the volcano seems to have returned to a period of quiet, scientists closely monitor Mount St. As a result of the volcanic eruptions, thick deposits of fine laminate accumulated that were later eroded into large canyons. Helens provided evidence that catastrophic flood geology, such as those ongoing during the Biblical global flood, could instead be responsible. Helens was a series of small earthquakes that began on March 16 1980.
Uniformitarian geologists have long claimed that these features, which are common to earth's geology, were accomplished over great lengths of time. After hundreds of additional earthquakes, a steam explosion on March 27 blasted a crater through the volcano's ice capped summit.
Here is one example of an isochron, based on measurements of basaltic meteorites (in this case the resulting date is 4.4 billion years) [Basaltic1981, pg. Skeptics of old-earth geology make great hay of these examples.This excess argon greatly alters the calculated age and puts into question the validity of the method.In a related article on geologic ages (Ages), we presented a chart with the various geologic eras and their ages.This is a feature common to petrified forests all over the world showing that the flood conditions were universal. " data-location="" The general distribution and vertical layering of the petrified trees in the Yellowstone National Park and other petrified forests of the world are interpreted to indicate a series of up to 40 successive forests whose combined age was estimated as being well in excess of time-restraints imposed by a flood model.It was believed that each forest was destroyed by volcanic activity, to be replaced in the course of time by a new forest.