The Oregon Coast Fossil Expedition

Submitted by Nathanael on Sun, 09/05/2010 - 03:28

In the spring of 2009, my family and I, along with some other families and individuals from Design Science Association, went on a geological expedition on the Oregon coast. There are many fossils and rock formations along the Oregon coast that present good evidence for the Biblical account of Noah’s flood.
The first stop on our Coast Fossil Expedition was Seal Rock. While we stood at the base of the massive rock, our guide explained to us how it was formed. He explained that a lava flow from Idaho was a sill formation, meaning that it flowed between rock layers. But the portion of the flow we were examining, Seal Rock, was a dike formation, meaning that it cut across, or through, other rock layers. So the lava flow started in Idaho sank into the soft ground near the coast, flowed between rock layers the rest of the way to the beach, than “popped” up right here.
He also mentioned that this was great evidence for young earth creation, because evolutionists say that the flow took several million years to reach the coast. However, with the flow traveling at an average of 6 miles per hour, it would have only taken a little less than a week. If it had taken millions of years, the lava obviously would have cooled long before reaching the coast.
At Lost Creek my brother and I witnessed how fast the creek, running across the beach, eroded away its sand banks (about three inches every two minutes). We thought this great proof of how a catastrophe (like Noah’s flood) could carve up the whole earth’s surface so quickly. In other words, it wasn’t a little bit of water, and a lot of time that formed the earth the way it is today. Instead, it was a lot of water, and a little bit of time.
We hiked about a mile and a half down Moolack Beach and found many fossilized “clam burgers”. Often we found stones the size of two fists that had several fossilized clams in each, and many rock faces had hundreds fossilized shells showing on the surface. This was great evidence that there had been a rapid burial of these little guys, perhaps a great catastrophe, such as Noah’s flood.
That night we all gathered to eat at Izzy’s, where afterwards, we had a show ‘n’ tell where families could show off their best find of the day. It was an incredible adventure, where we learned many things. I definitely would do it again if I could.

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...those were fun times.

"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

That sounds really neat, Nathanael. There aren't many rocks in Dubai, but if we drive up to the tip there's some really really neat formations around the water - like rock that looks like it was folded onto itself.
Great evidence for the flood!