“Unrecognized until just a few years ago sea-bed pockmarks are remarkable geological features.
They occur worldwide on the floors of all of the oceans and even some lakes. They are found in shallow waters and at depths of thousands of meters. In diameter, these roughly conical depressions may span 350 meters or more and be up to 35 meters deep.”
“These pockmarks are thought to have formed (1) catastrophically during an earthquake, tsunami, or storm, or (2) slowly over thousands of years.”
“The quantity of buried organic matter required to create all the offshore methane is staggering. Where did it all come from and how did it come to be buried at such great depths?”…ScienceFrontiers Online
Oh. Are you asking us…? Vast quantities of buried organic matter? Hmmmm
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Responding to letters published in Physics Today that insisted (some, very emotionally) that no evidence exists for a very young earth, Robert V. Gentry summarized three kinds of evidence that certainly seem to undermine current dating schemes.
Halos produced by the alpha particles emitted by Po218 are found in granite rocks in many areas. Yet, the half-life of Po218 is only 3 minutes. Since the Po218 has no identifiable pre-cursors in the rock,
“…how did the surrounding rocks crystalize rapidly enough so that there were crystals available ready to be imprinted with radiohalos by alpha-particles from Po218 ? This would imply almost instantaneous cooling and crystallization of these granitic minerals — and we know of no mechanism that will remove heat so rapidly; the rocks are supposed to have cooled over millennia, if not tens of millennia.”
In coalified wood dated as older than 200 million years, the ratio between U238 and Pb206 should be low. It is actually very high.
“Thus ages of the entire stratigraphic column may contain epochs less than 0.001% the duration of those now accepted and found in the literature.”
Diffusion calculations insist that Pb in zircon crystals found in deep granite cores at 313Ã‚Â°C should diffuse out of the crystals at the rate of 1% in 300,000 years. No loss of Pb can be detected at all. Therefore, the granite must be younger than 300,000 years.
Comment. Scientists admit that Gentry’s work raises questions but apparently would rather live with the anomalies than with the thought of a young earth! …..Science Frontiers Online
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