And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.(Matthew 7:25) KJV
Descriptions of geological periods usually start with a statement on climate. It’s a subtle way to pay homage to the fact that a vast amount of water moved a vast amount of sediment.
There’s a chain of causality involved in the deposition of fossils. Large deposits of sediment are deposited in large bodies of water. The sediment has to come from somewhere, it has to be transported, and it takes a major erosion event to move the sediment around to account for the amount of rock that’s involved.
Erosion happens as the result of precipitation and flooding. The terms “climate warm and equable” “warm, mild climates” and “mild climates” are ways of implying that warm temperatures caused increased evaporation from the oceans. Increased evaporation led to increased precipitation. Increased precipitation was necessary for sediment to be eroded, transported and deposited.
“Mild climates” is a microcosm of circular reasoning that tells us that increased precipitation was necessary to deposit Silurian sediment. Increased precipitation is science jargon for heavy rain. Like, 40 days and nights of heavy rain.
The passage we selected for today expresses the plight of the popular science paradigm (SciPop). Truth is absolute, never changing. SciPop is in continual flux, it can never be settled or else all supposed “scientific progress” would have to stop. Once you start looking at the primary sources of evidence it’s very clear that it hasn’t been built on a solid foundation.
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