This is about a long article at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. The title is Why Do Some US Earthquakes Occur in Unexpected Places?
It was written by Andrew Snelling, described as “Geologist, Speaker, Author, Researcher, Editor-in-chief of Answers Research Journal.” They say he’s AIG’s director of research. Very impressive! AIG’s biography page on him on him says his PhD is in Geology from the University of Sydney, in Australia. We’ll give you some excerpts from his article, with bold font added by us for emphasis.
Snelling begins by describing some earthquakes that occurred in unexpected places, like Virginia, Arkansas, and Missouri, after which he asks:
Why would the Southeastern USA experience such a devastating earthquake, a region that sits snugly in the middle of a tectonic plate? The ground shaking usually happens in areas that rest on the edges of tectonic plates, such as in California.
Then he devotes several paragraphs to the explanations given by researchers, and says:
The research team created computer models indicating that former plate boundaries may stay hidden deep beneath the earth’s surface. They claim that these supposedly multi-million-year-old structures, situated at sites away from existing plate boundaries, may trigger changes in the structure and properties at the earth’s surface in the interior regions of continents.
But that’s all nonsense to Snelling. He gives us the answer from creation science:
If this super-computer modeling by the University of Toronto’s research team is technically robust and represents reality, then what they are actually advocating are the lingering after-effects of the biblical global Flood cataclysm that occurred only about 4,300 years ago. Of course, they do not recognize that. Nonetheless, the past geological events that have left their scars, which now affect continuing plate motions and thus generate earthquakes, occurred during the biblical global Flood cataclysm.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It gets even better:
[I]n the biblical framework of earth history it is likely that a supercontinent was formed by God on Day Three of the Creation Week about 6,000 years ago. We are told in Genesis 1:9–10 that God commanded the waters that globally covered the earth on Days One and Two to be gathered into one place in order to let the dry land appear. And it was so. Thus if the waters were in one place which God called seas, then the dry land was also likely in one place, that is, a supercontinent.
Are you following this? The Earth had only one continent until the Flood. Snelling continues:
Then that supercontinent and the pre-Flood ocean floor are believed to have broken apart into tectonic crustal plates at the start of the global Flood cataclysm about 4,300 years ago, when the “fountains of the great deep” were all broken up [scripture reference]. This set those plates into rapid motion (brisk walking pace) across the earth’s surface. … As the Flood ended, the plate motions decelerated rapidly.
Fascinating! Let’s read on:
So the slow motions (rate of fingernail growth) between the plates we still detect today are the residual effects of the global Flood cataclysm. Any strain that builds up within the plates will result in fault movements within these deep scars which generate devastating earthquakes [like the ones described above].
Snelling’s final paragraph is titled The Lesson? This is the lesson you’re supposed to learn:
We are still suffering from the after-effects of God’s global cataclysmic Flood judgment on a wicked mankind and an earth filled with violence. Thus when devastating earthquakes occur today, they are meant to remind us of the consequences of man’s sinful rebellion against our Holy Creator God. This should drive us to cry out to Him in repentance, seeking His grace to save us, just as God saved Noah and his Ark animal cargo when the earth was engulfed in the catastrophic upheaval of the Flood.
Now you know what causes earthquakes. It’s Adam & Eve’s fault — and yours too, wicked Darwinist that you are. Repent!
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