The Grand Canyon and its meaning... Page One
... There are at least two major ways to make 'sense' of the landmark we call the Grand Canyon, located on the Colorado river in the state of Arizona; one of the natural wonders of the present Earth topography.
... First, let us put the case advanced by evolutionists: The Colorado river has erroded this canyon system by the action of the moving Colorado river cutting away down through the mile deep sedimentary rock layers until it is now flowing through the 'bed rock' (non flood water or sedimentary) layers which underly. This has occured over countless centuries of time in a measured way with no unusual events having had an influence on forming this landmark.
... The river is known as the 'muddy Colorado' because of all the erosion muds it carries downstream. This is clear evidence of normal stream errosion, where by water running off the land toward the sea picks up particals of soil and carries them along, as well as gradually eroding the stream bed as well.
... However, if we go just upstream of the beginning of the Grand Canyon; say to the point where the main north south highway crosses on the east side of the national park, we discover an equally interesting fact. This is the same water running through the same sedimentary rocks and yet here the errosion over the same period of time is a cut channel straight down just 467 feet deep!
... We might surmise that some other explaination is necessary to explain the obvious differences.
..Here is a photo of the 1929 Navajo Bridge (and it's 1995 sister bridge) over the Colorado River about 35 miles east of the "Grand Canyon" spanning US Route 89.:
... According to one geologist, this second explaination is actually the majority opinion of geologists who study the grand canyon today.
..This is the recorded geological record of how much erosion is attributed to the flow of the Grand Canyon river over it complete history in time. This is 35 miles east of the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Monument with its amazing erosional features. Notice this amount of water erosion (467 feet) verses the mile deep and very wide features that short distance away. Same amount of Colorado river flow; same time passing... Why the difference? ...............
..Notice the sedimentary (flood water) deposits shown in the wall of the Vermilion Cliffs in the Background.
..I want to suggest that the top of these cliffs represent the top of the flood deposits laid down in major world wide flood event and sorted hydraulically by density into distinct layers. (deposits about 5,000' deep over the granite bedrock layers, originally) and also the shore line of a large inland sea, trapped when the plates of the Earth shifted. The dammed up water eventually found an outlet, which widened until the whole inland sea rushed out and eroded the still soft sedimentary muds; thus forming the "Grand Canyon".
..The rim of the current Grand Canyon represent the out falls, similar to "Dry Falls" Eastern Washington State. [ See this section on the Dry Falls on the next page}