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#1    seeder

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:04 AM

Grand Canyon 'formed recently'

The world famous Grand Canyon, which snakes through the American state of Arizona, only took its present form relatively recently.

New research suggests that most of it was put in place just five to six million years ago. Earlier studies had claimed the canyon was perhaps 70 million years old.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:49 PM

regardless of its age, I would love to one day go and see the canyon, its quite impressive! Wouldn't mind having a camp out somewhere along it


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:56 PM

I saw the Grand Canyon with my family at the age of four and still remember the absolutely magnificent colors of the rock, the depth, the grandeur of the place.  It was an experience that will remain with me forever.  Five to six million years is pretty old, though not as old as the so-called experts once thought.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

5 to 6 million years ago may be recent in Geological terms, but when i saw the headline I thought someone had found out that it had been constructed in like the 1950s or something as a tourist attraction.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

No no no.. If you're asking how old it is , I want to know the exact age so I can celebrate its birthday. What day month and year please.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:21 PM

View Postseeder, on 27 January 2014 - 02:49 PM, said:

regardless of its age, I would love to one day go and see the canyon, its quite impressive! Wouldn't mind having a camp out somewhere along it
I saw a bit of it when I drove over the Hoover Dam.  Very impressive.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:55 PM

For a second I thought they were going to tell me that these guys were right!

http://www.probe.org...f_the_Earth.htm


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:13 PM

View PostCalibeliever, on 27 January 2014 - 08:55 PM, said:

For a second I thought they were going to tell me that these guys were right!

http://www.probe.org...f_the_Earth.htm
i wish they had a 'nervous twitch' emoticon.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:22 PM

i saw the grand canyon as a kid (about five or six). i thought wow that's big. that was about the depth of my impression at the time. i wish i could go see it now that i can appreciate it properly!


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:31 PM

View PostRhino666, on 27 January 2014 - 06:16 PM, said:

No no no.. If you're asking how old it is , I want to know the exact age so I can celebrate its birthday. What day month and year please.
They do not even know more resent events precisely, look at Jesus! So how about compromise, lets go for 01/04/68,000,000 BC?

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:01 AM

Oh no, and here I thought the Creationists were gonna be leaping for joy at their 6,000 year old theory.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:36 PM

View Postseeder, on 27 January 2014 - 02:49 PM, said:

regardless of its age, I would love to one day go and see the canyon, its quite impressive! Wouldn't mind having a camp out somewhere along it

Went to the Canyon on a trip to the USA over 15 years ago (was it really that long ago!), and it is magnificent place.

If you do go, try to get on a tour that will take you on a walk down the canyon and back out again. Physically it's a strain, but the sights you'll see make it worthwhile - not least the colours on the canyon walls as the sun rises (you have to start out before sunrise because there is no shade on the way down.)

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

I am no degreed scientist, but I've always assumed it was formed by at least one ice age, and that it possibly took several different ice ages to erode it to the point at which it is today... -That's just common sense speaking through me though...

Edited by LimeGelatin, 28 January 2014 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:17 PM

View PostLimeGelatin, on 28 January 2014 - 05:11 PM, said:

I am no degreed scientist, but I've always assumed it was formed by at least one ice age, and that it possibly took several different ice ages to erode it to the point at which it is today... -That's just common sense speaking through me though...
This is just from memory but didn't I hear a theory years ago that at least part of the Grand Canyon might have been formed very rapidly when a glacial dam broke and sent a ton of water down through it in a short amount of time?


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:20 PM

View PostRhino666, on 27 January 2014 - 06:16 PM, said:

No no no.. If you're asking how old it is , I want to know the exact age so I can celebrate its birthday. What day month and year please.

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