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Limestone on mountains

Following the latest edit, part of the article reads:
All mountains, at every elevation, have limestone deposits reflecting that they were once under seawater. The Great Flood accounts well for the presence of this limestone and the smooth, eroded surfaces found on some mountains. However, some people might contend that this is due to rock from far off being pushed up the mountain in time with the movement of tectonic plates. Such a process would take many, many years to accomplish.

This is incorrect in a couple of respects at least. Flood geology doesn't propose that the flood waters covered the highest existing mountains, but rather that the mountains were raised up at the end of the flood. One proposed mechanism for this is rapid plate tectonics. So it is incorrect to indicate that being pushed up by tectonic forces is a different method, and it's also incorrect to assert as fact that it would take "many, many" years to accomplish. In fact, the researcher with the leading plate tectonics computer model (John Baumgardner) says that rapid plate tectonics works better than slow plate tectonics.

Philip J. Rayment 10:27, 15 December 2007 (EST)

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