Are any assumptions involved in deciding how to interpret the geological record? This video is part of a series of short films featuring Dr. Brand explaining some of the key points made in the book Faith Reason and Earth History (downloadable for free at: grisda.org/faith-reason-and-earth-history). The videos are designed to be used as a teaching aid, to enrich presentations in a class on the subject.
Are any assumptions involved in deciding how to interpret the geological record? This video is part of a series of short films featuring Dr. Brand explaining some of the key points made in the book Faith…
Is there geological evidence that supports a short-age theory of geology? This video is part of a series of short films featuring Dr. Brand explaining some of the key points made in the book Faith Reason…
Two approaches in geology
Learn more about the ups and downs of the concepts of catastrophism and uniformitarianism in geology from this article: https://www.grisda.org/the-role-of-catastrophes-in-scientific-thinking-1
What is unusual about widespread sedimentary deposits and other features of the sedimentary record? Learn more on the subject from this short article: https://www.grisda.org/was-there-a-great-genesis-flood-1
Does the geologic record preserve evidence for the occurrence and extent of former ice ages? What kind of information is used to make these inferences? Learn more on glaciations and the geologic record…
What are Archean rocks? Is it true that they contain evidence for life existing at the time of their formation? Learn more on the subject in this short article: https://www.grisda.org/traces-of-life-from-archean-rocks-evidence-and-challenges-1
Plate tectonics is an example of scientific revolution, where a new way of understanding data from nature was established over a short interval of time. Learn more about how plate tectonics relates to…
Catastrophic Earth Science
Do you want to learn more about the history and significance of catastrophism in geology? Here is a short article on the topic: https://www.grisda.org/catastrophic-earth-science-a-realistic-science-1
Catastrophism is a very important concept in geology. Learn more about its role in formulating scientific hypotheses in this article https://www.grisda.org/catastrophism-discussion-of-its-current-status-in-geology-and-a-prediction-1
Ever heard of megabreccias? Learn more about them at http://bit.ly/Megabreccia
Have you ever heard of "paraconformities"? Learn more about them at http://bit.ly/Flat_Gaps
Clash of Ideas, Episode 1
This episode unfolds at the foothills of the Italian Alps, between Venice and Padova. It was here that Galileo Galilei broke the Aristotelian distinction between perfect heavenly bodies and imperfect Earth.…
Clash of Ideas, Episode 2
This episode, centered around the town of Predazzo in the Dolomites of Italy, addresses the early modern geology controversy on the origin of granites. At stake in this debate was much more than the origin…
Clash of Ideas, Episode 3
This episode, filmed in the spectacular Swiss Alps of canton Glarus, presents an account of the development of ideas on the origin of mountains. It is both humbling and exciting to realize how much geological…
Clash of Ideas, Episode 4
This episode explains how an enigmatic suite of dark rocks in the Swiss Alps bears witness to the enormous tectonic forces which have been unleashed in the past history of our planet. If you are a teacher,…
Three different kinds of lava are found in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy this brief description of each kind and the conditions under which it is formed.
Black Sand Beach
Black sand beaches are iconic of Hawaii, but where do they come from and how long do they take to form?
Seeking Understanding: Ariel Roth
Ariel Roth has dedicated his life to understanding Earth history. This documentary - with spectacular videography of the Grand Canyon and also featuring material from his time under water in the Hydrolab…
Seeking Understanding: Elaine Graham Kennedy
Dr. Elaine Graham Kennedy was born into a dedicated Christian family and grew up in an active church where the Bible was central. She participated in the youth groups, did well in school and then she allowed…
Ronny Nalin - Geology, Hominids, and Biblical Record
Ronny Nalin is Professor of Geology at Loma Linda University and Deputy Director of the Geoscience Research Institute. He has a PhD from the University of Padova and regularly publishes articles on sedimentology and stratigraphy in specialized magazines.