Canyon Formations Counterpoint


 The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona has long been a fascination. The Grand Canyon is among the earth’s greatest on-going geological spectacles. Its vastness is stunning, and the evidence it reveals about the earth’s history is invaluable. We use it to explain our existence and occurrences in history that are not explainable. The colorful strata of the canyon walls reveal the rock formations of the earth’s evolution. It has become an obsessive fascination on how it was formed.

For those who would like an interesting explanation of how the Colorado River could form the Grand Canyon, note the following paper “Evolution of the Colorado River and its Tributaries including Formation and Origin of the Grand Canyon Geologic History of the Grand Canyon.

Here’s another smaller canyon that was formed in six days; “Burlingame Canyon near Walla Walla, Washington.” It either takes a little water and a long time, or a lot of water and a short time. Here’s a Burlingame Canyon photo.


If you are like most of us, we can’t make up our minds on how the canyons were formed. Read this article on “Who do you believe”.


Here’s an interesting article concerning the “Flood of 1993 Uncovers Devonian Fossil Gorge”, near Des Moines, Iowa. How long does it take for a canyon to form?


The National Park Service has been put in an odd position concerning the age of the Grand Canyon. Recently there have been several media and Internet reports concerning the National Park Service’s interpretation of the formation of the Grand Canyon. Here is the National Park Service’s reply. “It is not our role to tell people what to believe. We recognize that alternative views exist, but we teach the scientific explanation for the formation of the Grand Canyon.”


To others the formation of the Grand Canyon takes on a religious pilgrimage, an expedition in the search of evidence.


How do you stand on this creation/flood-evolution/erosion debate? How was the Almighty?