Soil and its Absence Between Rock Strata is Strong Evidence for Catastrophic Deposition
Evolutionists claim that sedimentary strata are deposited very slowly over hundreds of thousands of years or millions of years as part of the uniformitarian "the present is the key to the past" doctrine. Creationists, however, have explained that the strata layers themselves were clearly deposited quickly and almost simultaneously by a catastrophic event, namely the global Flood of the Book of Genesis that occurred around 4,500 years ago. A quick look at exposed sedimentary strata layers around the world reveals perfect or near perfect boundaries between layers and no soil layers in between layers. Soil layers are extremely important for life as many living organisms including plants and animals could not survive without soil and depend on the nutrients found in soil. If rock layers were deposited with such immense periods of time between layers, there would not be perfect or near perfect boundaries between layers but instead would have erosional unconformities between layers and a non-uniform boundary between each layer. In addition, there would be thick sections of soil between each layer if there were hundreds of thousands of years or millions of years between each layer as the evolutionists claim. Creationists also have noted the lack of soil erosion and accumulation in the ocean basins produced by streams and rivers to account for millions of years of time, therefore giving evidence for the young earth model. The fact that many exposed sections of strata layers show perfect boundaries with no erosion, no soil accumulation, and many preserved fossils gives strong evidence that these sedimentary rock layers of limestone, sandstone, and shale were deposited quickly, catastrophically, and almost simultaneously by receding floodwaters. Creationists believe that the receding floodwaters of the global Flood of the Book of Genesis deposited most of the sedimentary rock strata found on Earth quickly during the one year period of the Flood.