Uniformitarianism and Its Problems
Uniformitarianism is the prevailing doctrine in mainstream science today that proposes that the present is the key to the past and that geology can only be explained by present or current geologic processes. Uniformitarianism cannot explain a process such as a global flood and other catastrophic processes because these are not happening today. However, creationists believe that if a global flood or similar process is not occurring today, that doesn’t mean that a global flood couldn’t have happened in the past or that these catastrophic events do not occur. The textbooks need to be rewritten to include and explain catastrophism. The problem with uniformitarianism is that at some point, there must have been a starting point that originated with processes that are not occurring today, or supernatural processes. Even if the origin of the universe is traced back to a "Big Bang" event, there still needs to be an explanation of how the event was initiated and what caused the event to occur. Even if life is traced back to the simplest cellular organism, there needs to be an explanation of how non-life became life. Everything seems to have an origin and the explanation of the origin seems to involve supernatural forces that are not occurring today or are not observed today. In other words, the origin of all things point toward a special creation by a supernatural force that cannot be explained by naturalistic processes occurring today.