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The Rocks Don't Lie by David R. Montgomery
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Sep 17, 2012

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a rather elementary look at geology and christianty and how both things have interacted to shape the other. there ARE good and clear histories and examples of geological discoveries and thought like the ice dams of tsapango river, glacial lake missoula and glacial lake aggazi (sp? patently wrong) that "disproved" uniformitarianism and brought back the idea of cataclysm also being a factor in earth history. but the majority of the book is about the history of christianty struggling with geology and science and frankly i could care less. but still, interesting and good writing. more of a highschool/beginning uni type book. good maps, notes, bibliography and index. oh, and fascinating account the the "discovery" that changed geology into a modern science, siccar point scotland. where it is more than obvious that two distinct sedimentary formations met, clashed, buckled, and now one layer is horizontal, the other vertical, just east of Edinburgh, and was reported in not sure, 1820's? low stars because of all the chrisian, jewish, chaldean, babylonian, etc hist.

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October18th could or couldn't care less?
the the?

Attention to detail..

Picking up a book with the words 'Noah's Flood' and giving low stars because it refers to the people or followers involved is rather unmerited if not ironic.

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