The Pacific Northwest is a geologist’s playground, with numerous geological features to study, from Ice Age floods to glacial striations to extensive basaltic lava flows and ginko petrified forests. But our claim to fame is thanks to our very active volcano, Mount St. Helens, and how she shook geological long-age assumptions with a dramatic and cataclysmic explosion 35 years ago.
The largest landslide in recorded history created the “Little Grand Canyon” in a matter of hours, laid miles of finely stratified sedimentary rock hundreds of feet thick in seconds to minutes, produced what may become “polystrate” trees in Spirit Lake and thick bark layers at the bottom of the lake from the devastated forests in the blast zone, and blasted out newly formed rock samples that challenged “traditional” secular radiometric dating methods.
Mount St. Helens is a testimony to the effect of “catastrophism” and how rapidly the earth can be altered via catastrophic events, such as the Noahic flood, and what that evidence looks like. This recent evidence shows striking parallels to what we observe on a global scale.
To learn more about this dynamic branch of Creation Science we call “Vulcanology” and catastrophism, visit the Mount St. Helens Creation Center in Silverlake, WA and see the evidence of rapid destruction up close. Internationally known speaker, author and MSH Creation Center director, Paul Taylor, is available for guided tours & hikes as well as presenting the evidence at your church, school or organization.