Take a trip to the Petrified Forest!
In the northeastern high desert of Arizona sits a most peculiar site- thousands of petrified logs sitting on the desert floor, hanging out of cliffs, and peeking out of the soil. Where did they come from? Why are they here? How did they petrify? How do they fit in with the biblical view of Earth’s history?
Just farther west is a huge crater etched into the desert limestone and sandstone. With evidence for volcanism around the area, many early scientists thought it was an ancient volcano. But evidence later revealed that this crater was caused by a large meteorite hitting the earth at an estimated 40,000 miles per hour, just a few thousand years ago. Scientists have used this crater to identify other meteorite craters around the world. But did something like this cause the demise of the dinosaurs like so many secular scientists believe today?
In this episode, Noah travels to Arizona to explore two very odd geologic sites, a petrified forest laid down beneath thin rock layers on the desert floor, and a large gouge on the sedimentary layers near the Grand Canyon.
- Millions of acres of petrified forests were created during the Flood
- The the amazing Teepees were created by underwater volcanic action
- Meteor Crater was the key to recognizing other craters around the world
- A large meteor was NOT responsible for killing off the dinosaurs
Meteor Crater, the Petrified Forest … all this and more, on Awesome Science!