Thoughts & Ideas

earth layers and erosion

17 June, 2005 (08:59) | Thoughts & Ideas

Here’s something I am confused on, maybe someone can shed some light on the subject. Erosion occurs from wind and water slowly wearing off the surface of rocks. Since there is obviously more wind/water resistance on some formations, they would see a faster rate of erosion, which would, over time, end up leveling out the formation into the surrounding terrain. Are we to assume that eventually, after thousands of years, that the world will end up being pretty much flat and even? And rock formations are not being formed currently, right? I mean, you don’t drive down a dessert road and say, “hey, there’s a new plateau!” So, given the proposed earth age by the evolutionists, how extreme face of the earth must have been to have eroded to the still diverse landscapes we see today.

with erosion, layers of the earth’s crust are being revealed. How are these layers created? Scientists associate each layer older and older as the layers go deeper. does that mean that the earth was smaller before, and with the addtion of these layers, it’s gotten thicker? I would think, with erosion, we’d actually see the layers going away.

Take the Grand Canyon. I guess at one time, it was just a river even with the land. and it just eroded the earth away, carrying the rock and soil out to the mouth. So does that mean the grand canyon is getting worse and worse? will the sides cave in eventually?

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  • Nephthie

    The layers are deposits from other places that have been eroded. The river eats away at its banks, and the particles travel downstream and are deposited elsewhere causing a layer that can be identififed. The earth was never “smaller” the stuff just gets moved around over time, eventually getting subducted turned into lava and shot out elsewhere. I dont know if the Grand Canyon will cave in, probably not, over time it will smooth back out into a valley or some shit. Lets hear it for Earth Science 101.

  • Nephthie

    The layers are deposits from other places that have been eroded. The river eats away at its banks, and the particles travel downstream and are deposited elsewhere causing a layer that can be identififed. The earth was never “smaller” the stuff just gets moved around over time, eventually getting subducted turned into lava and shot out elsewhere. I dont know if the Grand Canyon will cave in, probably not, over time it will smooth back out into a valley or some shit. Lets hear it for Earth Science 101.

  • Runering

    surely its pretty obvious, even to you six, that the crap just gets dumped somewhere else, besides, with plate shiftage and what not, earth stuff is constantly being churned up and made anew.

  • Runering

    surely its pretty obvious, even to you six, that the crap just gets dumped somewhere else, besides, with plate shiftage and what not, earth stuff is constantly being churned up and made anew.

  • MooCow

    Yeah, those earth plate techtonics colliding will always create mountains, if the plates were to stop moving for some reason then it might be plausable.

  • MooCow

    Yeah, those earth plate techtonics colliding will always create mountains, if the plates were to stop moving for some reason then it might be plausable.

  • Runering

    there are volcanos and stuff like that to be considered as well. just remember, atoms cannot be created nor destroyed only changed from one form to another. thats the first thing you should have learnt in chemistry.

  • Runering

    there are volcanos and stuff like that to be considered as well. just remember, atoms cannot be created nor destroyed only changed from one form to another. thats the first thing you should have learnt in chemistry.