8 days ago 353How to Cover Mt. Everest with Water How could Mt. Everest, 29,000 feet above sea level, have been covered by the flood waters of Noah? There is a trap that many people, including many scientists, fall into – they assume that the way things are now is the way they have always been. This is especially true in geology – where the very foundation of geologic interpretation is “uniformitarianism”, i.e. the belief that the rate of current processes is the key to understanding the past. The continents of the Earth are currently moving away from each other at an excruciatingly slow rate of one inch per year. It is assumed that the Himalayan Mountains are the result of the India continental plate shoving into the Asian continental plate and buckling up the rock layers. At current rates this would have taken millions of years to have occurred and would have happened tens of millions of years ago. But does this make sense? Observation #1 – The rock layers at the top of Mt. Everest are made from sediments containing the shells of sea creatures. So obviously, these rock layers formed under water…but when? Observation #2 – Imagine two enormous freight trains coming together at a neck break speed of 0.000000002 miles per hour (1 inch per year). Would an enormous pileup of the freight cars occur? No. They would barely bump, and one or the other would be shoved backwards. Now imagine the same enormous trains colliding 10 billion times faster (at miles per hour). The momentum would cause an enormous pileup of the cars as the wreckage was forced to heap upward around the tracks.