A swimming race illustrates the simple principles involved in measuring time. This swimmer is competing in a 1,500 metre race and we have an accurate, calibrated wristwatch. We note that at the instant the swimmer touches the edge of the pool our wristwatch reads 7:41 and 53 seconds. How long has the [...]
These beautiful fossils on sale at Arrowtown, New Zealand, were buried in Madagascar during the Zenithic phase of Noah’s Flood about 4,500 years ago. (Click image to enlarge.)
Well, that is not what the sign says (there are a few problems with that sign). Not many people would make the connection with Noah’s Flood because of [...]
A dramatic contrast between blocks of black basalt overlying an outcrop of light-brown sandstone at Greenmount Beach, Gold Coast, Australia. (Click image to enlarge.)
The sandstone was deposited rapidly in the first part of Noah’s Flood, about 4,500 years ago as the waters were rising. Shortly afterward, the sediments were uplifted and folded, and [...]
I was fascinated by the material provided for school teachers by the US Geological Society about dating rocks.
For a classroom activity they suggest:
Have your students look for evidence of date stamps and cornerstones on their walk home. Depending upon your area, there may be quite a few.
Duh! Building stones may have date stamps but rocks [...]