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Volume 42, Number 1
June, 2005

Deposits Remaining from the Genesis Flood:
Rim Gravels in Arizona

Michael J. Oard and Peter Klevberg

Well-rounded coarse gravel provides clues to the depositional process. The coarse gravel of the Mogollon Rim in central and northern Arizona, called Rim Gravel, was examined at two widely separated and representative locations. Further characteristics of the coarse gravel was obtained from the literature. The coarse gravel occupies the highest terrain in the region and is very coarse in east-central Arizona. It is deduced that this coarse gravel was deposited as a sheet and eroded into remnants during the Recessional Stage of the Genesis Flood. We conclude that the Rim Gravel provides evidence that the Flood/post-Flood (D/P) boundary corresponds to the stratigraphic location of rocks termed “late Cenozoic” in the uniformitarian geological column in this part of the western United States. This interpretation is relevant to theories for the formation of many notable geomorphic features, including the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.

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The Evolution of Teeth: A Major Problem for NeoDarwinism

Jerry Bergman

Teeth are one of the most common vertebrate fossils found, partly because they preserve far better than any other body part. If any evidence exists for NeoDarwinism, it would most likely be found in fossil teeth. The results of a literature research on the origin of teeth show no empirical support for their evolution. A review of the fossil record shows no evidence of transitional forms that bridge teeth to their theorized precursors, such as bone. Nor has any clear evidence been found to support the evolutionary origin of various types of teeth, such as molars or tusks. The complexity of teeth, and the complex inter-connections between teeth and bone, also conflict with a NeoDarwinian origin of teeth.

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The Geology of the Timbered Hills Group in Oklahoma

John K. Reed

The Timbered Hills Group unconformably overlies the igneous basement in Oklahoma and consists of two formations, the lower Reagan, and the upper Honey Creek. With the exception of the highest “hills,” the Reagan Sandstone covers the eroded Carlton Rhyolite in southwestern Oklahoma and various other igneous rocks throughout the rest of the state. It grades up from nonmarine sands to marine sands, capped by a widespread glauconitic “greensand.” The Honey Creek conformably overlies the Reagan and unconformably overlies all but the highest remaining hills of the igneous substrate. It is composed of interbedded pelmatozoan grainstones and quartz sands, which grade up into the pure carbonates of the overlying Arbuckle Group. Evaluation of published field data indicates that the physical features of the two formations can be explained readily within the framework of the Genesis Flood. The Reagan contains the boundary between the freshwater and marine phases of the early Flood. The Honey Creek marks the transition from clastic deposition to the continent-scale North American carbonate platform that apparently formed early in the Flood.

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