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I agree with Dr. Del Tackett and director Thomas Purifoy Jr. They talk about Grand Canyon and the importance of understanding the rocks. Title “Genesis” means “beginning”, for the book is about beginnings, including the beginning of the earth. To many, it is the starting point of what Christians believe about the doctrine of creation. Geologists believe the earth has a long history and reviews different ways Christians have related Genesis and geology.

Geologists and other earth scientists often refer to the rock record. The rock record is nothing more than the rocks that currently exist. The rock record does not show a tidy, orderly progression of geologic events.  Rock formations are eroded, buried, torn apart, melted, squashed together, even turned upside down. The only parts of the Earth history “recorded” are “leftovers” that haven’t yet been recycled. That is, when an area undergoes change due to a geologic process, the original rocks are often changed or destroyed, making the investigation of the events that created the rock quite difficult. Nevertheless, everything we know about the history of the Earth has been learned from studying the rock formed by geologic processes.

the rock record for most of Earth’s history is composed of rocks that have been changed physically and chemically many times since it was first laid down.  The appearance of fossils in the rock record has made geologic investigation easier because the organisms that the fossils came from giving us markers in the rock record.  Fossils also tell us many things about the environment present when the organisms were alive. All rocks are the products of physical and chemical processes. Biological processes are also important for the formation of many rocks.

the best place to see, test, and put together all these ideas about stacks of fossil-bearing rock is the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is an awesome gash in the earth, running for over 250 miles (400 km) along the Colorado River in the northwest corner of Arizona. The Canyon is about a mile (1.6 km) deep, and averages about 10 miles (16 km) from north to south rims. The walls of the narrow, zig-zag inner gorge expose tilted and faulted Precambrian rock, while the walls of the outer and upper gorge are streaked with thick, colorful, horizontal bands of fossil-bearing rock,I once believed and taught, like so many others, that the rock layers in the Grand Canyon represented stages in evolution laid down over vast eons of time. After leading over 40 week-long backpacking trips through the canyon, studying the rock layers and fossils close-up, I’m ready to stake the place out with Bible verses! What I once assumed was a record of a lot of time, now looks like evidence of a lot of water instead.

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(DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE?) (WHAT DO YOU THINK)  Title “Genesis” means “beginning”, for the book is about beginnings, including the beginning of the earth. To many, it is the starting point of what Christians believe about the doctrine of creation. Geologists believe the earth has a long history, and reviews different ways Christians have related Genesis and geology.

Geologists and other earth scientists often refer to the rock record. The rock record is nothing more than the rocks that currently exist. The rock record does not show a tidy, orderly progression of geologic events.  Rock formations are eroded, buried, torn apart, melted, squashed together, even turned upside down. The only parts of the Earth history “recorded” are “leftovers” that haven’t yet been recycled. That is, when an area undergoes change due to a geologic process, the original rocks are often changed or destroyed, making the investigation of the events that created the rock quite difficult. Nevertheless, everything we know about the history of the Earth has been learned from studying the rock formed by geologic processes.

the rock record for most of Earth’s history is composed of rocks that have been changed physically and chemically many times since it was first laid down.  The appearance of fossils in the rock record has made geologic investigation easier, because the organisms that the fossils came from give us markers in the rock record.  Fossils also tell us many things about the environment present when the organisms were alive. All rocks are the products of physical and chemical processes. Biological processes are also important for the formation of many rocks.

the best place to see, test, and put together all these ideas about stacks of fossil-bearing rock is the Grand Canyon.The Grand Canyon is an awesome gash in the earth, running for over 250 miles (400 km) along the Colorado River in the northwest corner of Arizona. The Canyon is about a mile (1.6 km) deep, and averages about 10 miles (16 km) from north to south rims. The walls of the narrow, zig-zag inner gorge expose tilted and faulted Precambrian rock, while the walls of the outer and upper gorge are streaked with thick, colorful, horizontal bands of fossil-bearing rock,I once believed and taught, like so many others, that the rock layers in the Grand Canyon represented stages in evolution laid down over vast eons of time. After leading over 40 week-long backpacking trips through the canyon, studying the rock layers and fossils close-up, I’m ready to stake the place out with Bible verses! What I once assumed was a record of a lot of time, now looks like evidence of a lot of water instead.

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Title “Genesis” means “beginning”, for the book is about beginnings, including the beginning of the earth. To many, it is the starting point of what Christians believe about the doctrine of creation. Geologists believe the earth has a long history, and reviews different ways Christians have related Genesis and geology.

Geologists and other earth scientists often refer to the rock record. The rock record is nothing more than the rocks that currently exist. The rock record does not show a tidy, orderly progression of geologic events.  Rock formations are eroded, buried, torn apart, melted, squashed together, even turned upside down. The only parts of the Earth history “recorded” are “leftovers” that haven’t yet been recycled. That is, when an area undergoes change due to a geologic process, the original rocks are often changed or destroyed, making the investigation of the events that created the rock quite difficult. Nevertheless, everything we know about the history of the Earth has been learned from studying the rock formed by geologic processes.

the rock record for most of Earth’s history is composed of rocks that have been changed physically and chemically many times since it was first laid down.  The appearance of fossils in the rock record has made geologic investigation easier, because the organisms that the fossils came from give us markers in the rock record.  Fossils also tell us many things about the environment present when the organisms were alive. All rocks are the products of physical and chemical processes. Biological processes are also important for the formation of many rocks.

the best place to see, test, and put together all these ideas about stacks of fossil-bearing rock is the Grand Canyon.The Grand Canyon is an awesome gash in the earth, running for over 250 miles (400 km) along the Colorado River in the northwest corner of Arizona. The Canyon is about a mile (1.6 km) deep, and averages about 10 miles (16 km) from north to south rims. The walls of the narrow, zig-zag inner gorge expose tilted and faulted Precambrian rock, while the walls of the outer and upper gorge are streaked with thick, colorful, horizontal bands of fossil-bearing rock,I once believed and taught, like so many others, that the rock layers in the Grand Canyon represented stages in evolution laid down over vast eons of time. After leading over 40 week-long backpacking trips through the canyon, studying the rock layers and fossils close-up, I’m ready to stake the place out with Bible verses! What I once assumed was a record of a lot of time, now looks like evidence of a lot of water instead.

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Geologists and other earth scientists often refer to the rock record. The rock record is nothing more than the rocks that currently exist. The rock record does not show a tidy, orderly progression of geologic events.  Rock formations are eroded, buried, torn apart, melted, squashed together, even turned upside down. The only parts of the Earth history “recorded” are “leftovers” that haven’t yet been recycled. That is, when an area undergoes change due to a geologic process, the original rocks are often changed or destroyed, making the investigation of the events that created the rock quite difficult. Nevertheless, everything we know about the history of the Earth has been learned from studying the rock formed by geologic processes.

the rock record for most of Earth’s history is composed of rocks that have been changed physically and chemically many times since it was first laid down.  The appearance of fossils in the rock record has made geologic investigation easier, because the organisms that the fossils came from give us markers in the rock record.  Fossils also tell us many things about the environment present when the organisms were alive. All rocks are the products of physical and chemical processes.

the best place to see, test, and put together all these ideas about stacks of fossil-bearing rock is the Grand Canyon.The Grand Canyon is an awesome gash in the earth, running for over 250 miles (400 km) along the Colorado River in the northwest corner of Arizona. The Canyon is about a mile (1.6 km) deep, and averages about 10 miles (16 km) from north to south rims. The walls of the narrow, zig-zag inner gorge expose tilted and faulted Precambrian rock, while the walls of the outer and upper gorge are streaked with thick, colorful, horizontal bands of fossil-bearing rock,I once believed and taught, like so many others, that the rock layers in the Grand Canyon represented stages in evolution laid down over vast eons of time. After leading over 40 week-long backpacking trips through the canyon, studying the rock layers and fossils close-up, I’m ready to stake the place out with Bible verses! What I once assumed was a record of a lot of time, now looks like evidence of a lot of water instead.