Sunday, June 17, 2018

Psalm1Tree, no Geologic Column??? Blakey & Ranney

 Have you met Blakey or Ranney?

This post is my 3rd and final 'footnote' for an upcoming essay inspired by Psalm1Tree on YouTube, who possesses a fervent rejection of evolution and who preaches that the "Geologic Column" doesn't exist.  Previously we looked at the legacy of geology pioneers James Hutton and William Smith.
Psalm1Tree: "Fossils are jumbled, in no pattern whatsoever!"
Colorado's Grand Staircase's Geologic Column - Wayne Ranney
(click on image for a better view)

Using Ron Blakey’s amazing geological maps over time, Wayne Ranney explains life on the Colorado Plateau over the last 500 million years and how those environments lead to today’s formations.  He also explains (23:20) how the data gathered by thousands of field surveys are distilled into this new breed of useful geologic maps of the surface of our planet.  

Which brings us to the Geologic Column, in essence it’s a vertical geologic map, a cross-section of Earth’s crust.  Wayne’s talk is filled with insightful information that brings alive our planet’s deep history while underscoring the makeup and validity of Geologic Column.

College of Humanities - Published on Oct 1, 2015

Geologist Wayne Ranney describes the history of the Colorado Plateau. 
With illustrations and excerpts from the book he Co-authored with Ron Blakey,

Presented by Grand Canyon Trust, and the University of Utah Environmental Humanities Graduate Program, supported by The Nature Conservancy, SUWA, and the Pax Natura Foundation.
Earthly Musings - Wayne Ranney's Geology Blog

Dr. Ron Blakey, Professor Emeritus NAU Geology
Reaching beyond the plateau:

I shared these past three posts with Wayne Ranney, who in turn shared the following video about Siccar Point, of James Hutton fame.  As I told him, talk about increasing my resolution of the story.  Seems to me a nice way to close out this collection.

Published by British Geological Survey,  on Feb 18, 2016

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