“And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.”
I have not yet had the privilege of visiting Australia – that vast continental nation, covering a similar land area to the lower 48 states. If I ever manage to get there, I would love to see the famous landmark which used to be known as Ayer’s Rock but is now more usually known by its name in the tongue of the native Ananga people – Uluru. This impressive piece of sandstone rises from the desert of the south of Australia’s Northern Territory, situated 208 miles southwest of Alice Springs. Like an iceberg, even more of this unusual monument lies below ground.
Uluru is made of a coarse type of sandstone known as arkose, comprised of angular grains of pink feldspar. The rock layers are arranged steeply, at about 80° to the horizontal. Evolutionists assume that this stone was formed in a shallow sea over a period of about 350 million years. Then, about 550 million years ago, it was uplifted and folded.
This view is problematic, as the angular feldspar grains are characteristic, even on an evolutionary timescale, of much younger rock. Over time, the feldspar grains should decompose and form clay. As we are used to, the formation of Uluru is better explained by one catastrophic event – the biblical Flood. Deposition under massive flood conditions, followed quickly by uplift and folding later in the Flood, is a better explanation of how the angular feldspar grains have survived. Uluru is another witness of the truth of God’s word.
Prayer: We look at Your wonderful world, Lord, and in every corner, we see evidence consistent with Your word being true – and we praise You. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: (2008) Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia, < https://answersingenesis.org/geology/natural-features/uluru-ayers-rock-in-australia/ >, accessed 3/26/2020. Image: Public Domain image.
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