How does Water erode solid rock in 40 Days and 40 Nights?

I dont know if you've heard, but Kent Hovind thinks Noah's Flood created the Grand Canyon....can anyone explain to me, exactly, (never mind all the OTHER fallacies in his theory) how water can erode solid rock in the time in took for the world to drain?

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Mark - If the water was acid none of the sea life could have survived. The Rock wasn't Sandstone, Its pretty easy to go to the Grand Canyon and see that it isn't. It feels like Christian Scientists are trying to fit a square peg into a round hole here. Especially since your two examples are the only ones you offered.....So it couldn't have been anything else? At All? Like Natural erosion?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The thing is: Hovind is sailing on the HMS Makeshitup. He invokes a magical being with infinite power, so whatever reasonable and scientific objection to his claims you can come up with, he will pull an answer (completely unfounded, of course) out of his hat. If you say that it's not possible in 40 days, he'll claim that "things were different in the pre-flood era".

    If someone does not honor the very basic principles of intellectual honesty, there is not much you can say to him. What evidence do you show to somehow who doesn't care for evidence?

    Source(s): Check out the youtube channel of Thunderf00t, especially his famous series "Why do people laugh at creationists". In the first videos of this series he specifically addresses many of Hovind's claims.
  • Carl
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Do a little research to the geological changes that occurred when Mt St Helens blew.

    You misrepresent the action of the water on the earth, the Grand Canyon was eroded by the water draining off the earth.

    The rock exposed in the cliff sides is actually sedimentary rock (deposited in water) these layers would be wet and soft when the water drained away enabling such a formation to form easily.

    The main layers are, sandstone, limestone, conglomerate and shale (all laid down due to water)

    Please at least do a little research.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Well, either said water lasted thousands of times longer than 40 24-hour periods, or there was a very strong acid in it and the rocks were sandstone...

    Edit: I agree totally. The answers I gave are the only ones that make sense, and since the Christians on here think the Bible shoul dbe taken literally, it makes NO sense whatsoever. (I suppose an even more ridiculous answer would be "God eroded those rocks to trick people into believing that the Earth is quite a bit older than 10000-6000 years." Apparently God LOVES tricking people.)

  • 9 years ago

    Kent Hovind is not the most credible source for Biblical answers. Keep in mind however that the earth was Pangaea during Noah's time and the water rapidly collected into the divides forming our oceans. The continents fit perfectly together so you can actually see at one time earth was a giant land mass. A better question is how a puddle of goo and lightning bolt sparked everything you see around you.

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  • 9 years ago

    you obviously spent too much time with a ninentendo and not plying outside

    when kids used to play outside they used to build mud pies and dams

    any metamorphic topography is suseptable to hyper erosion compaired to lets say igneious formations (granite)

    incase you have never been to the grand canyon (I have) it is a sedimentary bed for over a thousand feet and a meta-morphic bed under that

    a deluge (flood for those who were in public education) eroded that geographical area draining from the wasatch basin (salt lake basin) to the westren mojave basin. , ejecting over 6000x4000 square miles to a height that surpassed rosevelt utah on the estren end of the wasatch down the rockies

    lets be conservitive 24,000.000 square miles to the height of a thousand feet above floor, 1000 feet times 24 million square miles and a fault happened

    wala a mud dam eroded and caused grand canyon

    unless you believe in evolution and time caused the grand canyon

    and you athiest jump on christians for believing fairytales

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It *does* erode rock in 40 days -- but only a few microns.

    And less than 1mm in a year.

    Hovind (and other young-earth creationists) are dishonest morons. And they don't have any theories, they have made-up nonsense.


  • 9 years ago

    Does anybody actually care what Kent Hoving thinks?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Better ask a scientist, but make sure he's a Christian this time.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    LOL. The only thing water does in 40 days is evaporate.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    If you want zero science ask a paleontoligist about transitional fossils.

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