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Sea floor map result stuns experts - VIDEO

Sea floor map result stuns experts - VIDEO | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"New 3D mapping has revealed remarkable features of a sprawling submerged ridge east of Auckland - a feat one scientist says is the undersea equivalent of Captain Cook mapping the coastline of New Zealand. ... The new data revealed the ridge was far from entirely volcanic in origin, which had surprised some scientists.

 

"We set out to map what we thought was an ancient volcanic arc. We were surprised to find it wasn't dominated by volcanic rocks, but more a mixture of them with large tracts of sedimentary rocks."


Via Catherine Russell
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What I find interesting here is that this ridge was supposed to be part of an intra-oceanic volcanic arc, marking the subduction zone between converging lithospheric plates  (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X01005349?np=y ).

 

If large parts of this system are sedimentary, what are the implications for the subduction theory?

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Raison d'etre

Raison d'etre | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

In geological terms, a contact is the place where two different types of rocks come together. This ezine is a place to find content from my favorite web sources on the the creation-evolution issue, with a focus on the subject of geology.  Just as the layers of a rock can be composed of many different materials, so my sources often differ in their assumptions and in their views on the issue, but their common intersection is the belief that this is an important subject.

 

(Image source:  Glyn Baker, http://www.geograph.org.uk/reuse.php?id=167895)

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While my interests are wide-ranging, as even a cursory glance at this site will show,  a subject of great personal interest to me is the preservation of biological material in fossils presumed tens to hundreds of millions of years old.  In my view, the increasing pace of discovery of such material is one of the strongest evidences in support of a young age for the earth.

 

Below is a continuously updated archive of articles I've found on the subject:

 

2016:

1.88 billion year old microbial protein preservation: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160617/ncomms11977/full/ncomms11977.html

445 million year old echinoderm organic molecules: http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/44/5/379.abstract

8-11 million year old snake proteins: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930120-8

247 million year old preserved dinosaur soft tissue:  http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0151143, http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/04/04/fossilised-blood-vessels-oldest-in-world?videoId=367980360&videoChannel=6&channelName=Technology

520 million year old preserved arthropod neural tissue: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44765/title/To-Retain-a-Brain/, http://sco.lt/7fLsw5

 

2015 :

Presence of blood confirmed in 80-million-year-old hadrosaur fossil: https://news.ncsu.edu/2015/12/schweitzer-vessels/

Unperminalized hadrosaur bones: http://sco.lt/7Yyqa9

50-million year old melanosomes in bats: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150928155852.htm

150-million year old melanosomes in bird fossil: http://sco.lt/5VoWyf

Radiocarbon in dinosaur bone: http://crev.info/2015/06/c14-dinosaur-bone/

Preserved coloration in dinosaur eggshell: http://sco.lt/7SdFej

Collagen and blood cells in Cretaceous dinosaur museum specimens: http://sco.lt/9D1Zy5, http://sco.lt/7IbqFt

8-18-million year old proteins in seashells: http://sco.lt/7f9ELB, http://sco.lt/5E9l8T

 

2014:

550 million year old tube worms: http://sco.lt/8xwAJl, http://sco.lt/4xoX6v

 

2013:

23 million year old lizard:  http://sco.lt/5qDwpt

46 million year old mosquito blood: http://sco.lt/8AQAuf

46 million year old beetle scales: http://sco.lt/68OHA1

70 million year old hadrosaur skin: http://sco.lt/8SaVEn, http://sco.lt/9L5UDB

160 year old mollusk melanin:  http://sco.lt/6QYbU9

Brian Thomas’ overviews:  http://sco.lt/92v9t3, http://sco.lt/5H0JSj

Archaeopteryx feather:  http://sco.lt/70tG8P

190-197 million year old sauropod egg proteins: http://sco.lt/7J3aSX

250 million year old coloration on trilobites: http://sco.lt/4xixrV

Cretaceous triceratops horn: http://sco.lt/6a9nlZ, http://sco.lt/5FtIBd

350 million year old crinoids & 417 million year old eurypterid chitin: http://sco.lt/5Y3cVl

Soft tissue overview from Answers in Genesis: http://sco.lt/666kpl

 

2012:

Jurassic squid ink: http://sco.lt/7nbAVV

Bachelor’s thesis on fossil pigments: http://sco.lt/5mbfv7

C-14 in dinosaur bones, a presentation at an AGU-AOGS conference that was later stricken from the conference records:  http://sco.lt/5OIu25

Dr. Mary Schweitzer’s dinosaur tissue research: http://sco.lt/5VIvnl

Preserved coloration in 70 million year old mammal teeth: http://sco.lt/5H0JSj

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Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes

Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
"Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nearly died were caused by sand-covered trees that left cavities behind as they decayed over the years, researchers have found."
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What are the implications for the stratigraphic record?
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The women who clean dinosaur bones in the Australian outback

The women who clean dinosaur bones in the Australian outback | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
"For these women, cleaning prehistoric bones provides a sense of purpose in a devastating drought"
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Scientists weren't interested in the productive fossil find, so the landowners built their own museum.
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You Drank Contraceptives Today and Didn't Even Know It

You Drank Contraceptives Today and Didn't Even Know It | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
You are likely consuming contraceptives whether you know it or not through your drinking water, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Not sure why the USGS is doing this, but a sobering study, nonetheless.
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Chalk It Up to a Global Flood

Chalk It Up to a Global Flood | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Large creatures, such as this extinct swordfish (Protosphyraena nitida) are buried in chalk layers. The ooze on the ocean floor accumulates too slowly today to bury fish and other large animals before they get eaten or decay. So they must have been buried quickly before decay was possible.
YEC Geo's insight:
List of evidences against the uniformitarian theory of chalk formation.
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New type of meteorite linked to ancient asteroid collision

New type of meteorite linked to ancient asteroid collision | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"An ancient space rock discovered in a Swedish quarry is a type of meteorite never before found on Earth, scientists reported June 14 in the journal Nature Communications."

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I find the depositional context to be the most interesting aspect of the find.  What kind of limestone?  What are the stratigraphic relationships?
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The awesome wonder of Wilpena Pound

The awesome wonder of Wilpena Pound | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"Wilpena Pound is a spectacular saucer-shaped plateau perched above the surrounding countryside (figure 1), some 430 km (270 miles) north of Adelaide, South Australia. Ringed by a mountain ridge in the Flinders Ranges, it’s like an enormous amphitheatre."

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Another in geologist Tas Walker's interpretations of Australian geology from a YEC viewpoint.
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How Do We Know the Age of the Universe?

How Do We Know the Age of the Universe? | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"A recent Forbes article, written by the astrophysicist Ethan Siegel, had the provocative title, “How Do We Know the Age of the Universe?” Though there is nothing new in this article, it is a good lay-level discussion of the current understanding of the age of the universe within the big bang model.


Since Forbes is a well-read source, many people who regularly visit the Answers in Genesis website may wonder what the biblical response is; this is a good opportunity to offer some thoughts."

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Astronomer Danny Faulkner gives a good overview of a highly technical subject.
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Geologists on TV

Geologists on TV | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
A trucker stops along his route to gather rocks that he brings back to his daughter when he gets home. He's working for more than just himself; he's working together with Wells Fargo to save for her future geology degree.
YEC Geo's insight:
Geologists--at least, future ones--are cool enough to make it to TV commercials.  And then there's Tim Allen's geologist wife in the series, "Last Man Standing":  http://abc.go.com/shows/last-man-standing/cast/vanessa-baxter
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Rocks From Above: What Was That? {A Thumbnail Guide}

Rocks From Above: What Was That? {A Thumbnail Guide} | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
So, you saw some interesting landform while flying in a plane, or maybe zooming over Google Earth with your mouse. Now you want to know what it is and how it got there. This should help.
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Great time-eater.
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Cartography Comparison: Google Maps & Apple Maps

Cartography Comparison: Google Maps & Apple Maps | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
So both Google Maps and Apple Maps have really large user bases, and they’re not only two of the world’s most used apps—they’re also inside of many other widely-used apps.

Yet given how important they’ve become, we know relatively little about them. (One of them might become our Universal Map, after all!)
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An interesting comparison.
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Iguazú Falls

Iguazú Falls | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
A crew member aboard the International Space Station pushed the camera system to the limit to focus on the famous Iguazú Falls.
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Amazing how similar the structure of the falls is to Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, here:  http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=3813&eocn=image&eoci=related_image
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Fossil forest surprisingly complex

Fossil forest surprisingly complex | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Whereas the Gilboa environment was thought to be a simple ancient swamp, a better analysis with more data reveals the inadequacy of this interpretation.
YEC Geo's insight:
I've seen this fossil locale invoked by Christian evolutionists as an example of a forest buried in situ.  As with the case of the Yellowstone "fossil forests" (http://sco.lt/5FRFLd), the reality is much more complex.
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Gateways to nature: 7 Canadian towns on the edge of spectacular wilderness

Gateways to nature: 7 Canadian towns on the edge of spectacular wilderness | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
"Every province and territory — all 13 of them — features some of the most gorgeous natural scenery in the world, as well as bustling cities and towns full of culture and action… sometimes right next to each other.

Whether you love to ski, sail, check out the latest bar, or catch a film festival, there are many opportunities to explore Canada’s enormous outdoors while still having access to incredible restaurants, locally-owned stores, and buzzing music and arts venues"
YEC Geo's insight:
We've been to Banff (pictured above) and North Rustico in Prince Edward Island--they are one-of-a-kind, and I'd love to get to some of the other places mentioned here.
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'clock is ticking' on megaquake in Missouri

'clock is ticking' on megaquake in Missouri | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
"While San Andreas and Cascadia are well known for their potential to cause a megaquakes, researchers have warned a little known fault in the midwest is also long overdue a tremor."
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Precambrian Protein Identified

Precambrian Protein Identified | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
They say it’s almost two billion (with a B) years old, yet it resembles modern counterparts.
YEC Geo's insight:
The age range of preserved organic material grows ever longer.

From the article abstract: "Remarkably, amide groups derived from protein compounds can still be detected."

Original article here: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160617/ncomms11977/full/ncomms11977.html
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Geomorphology provides multiple evidences for the global flood

Geomorphology provides multiple evidences for the global flood | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"Secular scientists once thought it would be easy to understand the origin of landforms after they rejected the Genesis Flood. In 1909, William Morris Davis, who developed a popular idea for shaping landforms, confidently said:

“an essentially explanatory treatment must in the next century [20th century] be generally adopted in all branches of geographical study …”

But, time did not help them."

YEC Geo's insight:
Best summary ever.  See here for Mike Oard's ebook on flood-based geomorphology:  http://michael.oards.net/GenesisFloodRunoff.htm

Unlike some other flood models that deal with other aspects of geology, I have seen no good refutations of Oard's work.  The problems he addresses were essentially given up on several decades ago.  For example, see how research on peneplains practically disappeared, in the article "Peneplains and plate tectonics," on page 43 of this downloadable pdf:  http://www.esta-uk.net/index_htm_files/TES%20Issue%2035%201.pdf#page=45

The author quotes a 2002 article that says, "‘despite more than a century of effort, no convincing example of a contemporary peneplain has been identified, and the identification of relict peneplains is uncertain and controversial’."
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Yellowstone National Park in 1871 and today

Yellowstone National Park in 1871 and today | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Since it was photographed in 1871, Yellowstone National Park has changed in various ways. A new photo exhibit highlights the changes 140 years later.
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The surprise is not how much, but how little it's changed.
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Historic fossils find new life telling the story of ancient proteins

Historic fossils find new life telling the story of ancient proteins | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Ancient proteins can be used to place animals on the evolutionary tree, and could offer insights into how life and Earth’s environment have evolved over time. Typically, paleoproteomics relies on fossils collected for the purpose. But in a paper published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) used a fossil collected more than 170 years ago in central New York, and housed at the New York State Museum.
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Huge ancient river basin explains location of the world’s fastest flowing glacier

Huge ancient river basin explains location of the world’s fastest flowing glacier | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
An ancient basin hidden beneath the Greenland ice sheet, discovered by researchers at the University of Bristol, may help explain the location, size and velocity of Jakobshavn Isbræ, Greenland’s fastest flowing outlet glacier.
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What's interesting is that the incised channel predates the glaciation.
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Experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone'

Experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone' | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions - just turn them to stone
YEC Geo's insight:
The scientists were amazed at the speed with which the CO2 was converted to limestone--another example of the Principle of Creeping Catastrophism, which states that geological rates tend to increase with increased investigation.
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President Jimmy Carter Tours Ark Encounter

President Jimmy Carter Tours Ark Encounter | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
With skills and experiences that go well beyond Habitat for Humanity projects, former President Jimmy Carter visited the Ark Encounter construction site today.
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Colorado Has Enough Natural Gas to Heat Hundreds of Millions of Homes, Says U.S. Government

Colorado Has Enough Natural Gas to Heat Hundreds of Millions of Homes, Says U.S. Government | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
The U.S. Geological Survey said the Mancos Shale formation in Colorado’s Piceance (PEE’-yahns) Basin holds about 66.3 trillion cubic feet of gas, up from 1.6 trillion estimated in 2003.
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That's a pretty significant uptick--why?  Improved technology, or upgraded reservoir estimates?
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Australia's Red Centre

Australia's Red Centre | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
The landscapes of Central Australia are astounding in their colour and appearance. They provide a dramatic picture of the reality of Noah’s Flood. Once we can envisage how that global catastrophe unfolded on the earth, and understand something of its enormous magnitude, and what to look for, we can see the evidence everywhere.

The big issue that throws people off the trail is the million-year dates that are quoted for the different geological features people visit.
YEC Geo's insight:
Tas Walker gives a comprehensive overview of Australian geology from a creationist perspective.  To me, flood runoff is a much more convincing explanation for features like the water gap above than are conventional secular explanations.
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Why did Tutankhamun have a dagger made from a meteorite?

Why did Tutankhamun have a dagger made from a meteorite? | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Now an analysis of a dagger found in Tutankhamun’s tomb has given us strong evidence that this was the case – and that the Egyptians knew the iron had come from the sky.

But why did they use such an unusual source for the metal when there’s plenty of iron here on Earth?
YEC Geo's insight:
Did you know that the oldest known Egyptian artifact is this bead, made from a meteorite?
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Image that shows global warming is turning the Arctic tundra green

Image that shows global warming is turning the Arctic tundra green | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
What was once Arctic tundra in the cold plains of North America is now blooming, new Nasa images have revealed.
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Pretty amazing.
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