Re: YEC/Geology

From: bivalve (
Date: Mon Jul 22 2002 - 13:55:59 EDT

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    >If I may play devil's advocate (or if I may agree, just for the
    >moment :-), with what you've been saying Glenn), a totally detached
    >swamp, or a floating mat, would solve some of the objections I've
    >had to the observations. In this scenario though, I can't see how a
    >razor-sharp contact of organics with the substrate could be
    >maintained. I would think bioturbation would obliterate the contact
    >or make it gradational.<
    >Would water under a massive floating swamp become stagnant to the
    >point that life on the bottom couldn't survive?<

    The accumulation of organic material in the bottom of a swamp or
    under a stationary floating mass (the existence of which is
    incompatible with the global flood models that posit violent activity
    such as rapid plate tectonics) can easily lead to anoxia in the pore
    waters, inimical to most bioturbators. Also, diagenetic compression
    of the sediments will make contacts sharper than they were during

    Distinctive freshwater bivalves are associated with some Paleozoic
    and later coal deposits, which is problematic for a floating mat in a
    global flood.

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