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Lyell’s Slow-and-Gradual Geology Is No Longer Tenable

Darwin relied heavily on Charles Lyell's uniformitarian views of geology, but Lyell is a has-been to modern geologists.

Archive Classic: The Mystery of the Ultra-Pure Sandstones

Reprinted from June 27, 2003, this mystery is worth considering still. What caused these global deposits that are not being formed today? R. H. Dott, Jr (Univ. of Wisconsin) has a problem. He’s been trying to explain a geological puzzle for 50 years, and it is still unresolved.

Evolution for the Birds

Birds have not evolved as much as evolutionary theories about them have.

Chicxulub Crater Reports Begin

Scientists who drilled into the large crater in southern Mexico have started interpreting the cores.

Lyell Loses in a Landslide

Politics is on the minds of Americans today. Landslides are turning geological votes away from Lyell's uniformitarianism toward catastrophism.

Anti-Biblical Bias Shaped Geological Opinion

Geologists resisted evidence for catastrophic flooding because they wanted to distance themselves from Genesis.

Ice Age Flood Affected Climate

A catastrophic dam breach flood affected Pacific Ocean circulation and climate, geologists say.

Experts Misled Public About Yellowstone Fossil Forests

The old story of successive forests buried over long ages silently disappeared from Yellowstone park signs without remorse or apology.

Geologists Have Underestimated Catastrophes

One Colorado storm in 2013 caused hundreds or thousands of years' worth of mountain erosion. This is causing a rethink on the power of catastrophic events.

Crinoid Pigment: 240 Million Years and No Evolution

Pigments from crinoids fossilized in early Mesozoic strata are identical to modern counterparts.

A Niagara-Class Waterfall in Days

Europe's biggest waterfall likely formed catastrophically instead of gradually, a new analysis reveals.

Heart Mountain Slide Levitated on Gas

The world's largest landslide moved a mountain range 31 miles on a cushion of carbon dioxide, geologists say.

Storm Surge Carries Huge Boulders

A typhoon carried 180-ton rocks 150 feet up a beach—the largest transport recorded in recent times.

Geology Sale

We need to clear the deck of geology news. Here's a garage sale of interesting headlines, provided "as is" for researchers to pursue further.

Canyons on Earth, Mars Reinterpreted as Flood-Caused

Catastrophic floods formed canyons long thought to have been formed by slow, gradual processes.
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