The Guiana Highlands and the Creation Model
The Guiana Highlands of South America located in the countries of Venezuela, Guiana, and northern Brazil contain features that give evidence for the Genesis Flood and the young earth model. In particular, the large, flat-topped mountains and plateaus (called tepuis by the locals) found here demonstrate the work of a catastrophic flood that the mainstream academics refuse to acknowledge. These plateaus tower above the clouds and are surrounded by large canyons and valleys that illustrate the work of the raging floodwaters on a catastrophic, Biblical scale. Some of the world's tallest and most stunning waterfalls are found here that were formed as streams flowed off these flat-topped mountains, including Angel Falls. Mount Roraima is the most well known tepuis and stands at 9,220 feet (2,810) meters tall at the tripoint of Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil. All sides of Mount Roraima contain vertical cliffs rising 1,300 feet (400 meters). The receding floodwaters of the Genesis Flood flattened the top of Mount Roraima and the other table-top mountains in the Guiana Highlands while carving large gorges and valleys in the surrounding areas. The evolutionists and mainstream scientists have difficulty explaining the formation of these table-top mountains with their slow and gradual uniformitarian processes over millions of years. What other force could have produced these flat-topped mountains with vertical walls other than the receding floodwaters of a catastrophic flood? Tranquil and gradual rise and fall of sea level over millions of years would simply not produce these landforms. However, the evolutionists refuse to consider the idea of catastrophic erosion because it conflicts with their uniformitarian assumptions. Another point that creationists make is that today's weathering processes from climate and precipitation cause an extremely high rate of erosion on these high-elevation, rocky landforms. At the current rate of erosion, it is difficult to explain how these features have been standing for millions of years without completely and totally being eroded away from today's weathering processes. The fact that these landforms are still standing is a testament to their youth in the thousands of years, not millions of years, within the creationist time frame of 6,000 years and less than 5,000 years since the Genesis Flood.