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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Where Did That Deep Gulf of Mexico Sand Come From?

There's a lot of sand in the Gulf of Mexico.

"Cowboy Bob is Captain Obvious!"

No, not the sand out where Susie finds seashells to sell by the seashore. I'm talking about way out yonder, where it's not expected to be. I reckon oil company geologists recon according to their presuppositions, and that can lead to problems. Uniformitarian assumptions of "the present is the key to the past", and that things happened very, very slowly have failed many times. (Sort of like the carbon-14 dating of dinosaur bones, diamonds, and so on. Why look for it when you "know" it's not there? Some people bucked the system, checked it out, and guess what? It is there!) You'd think scientists would realize that they need to upgrade their worldviews.

Uniformitarian geologists are at a loss explaining "Whopper Sand". Biblical creationist geologists have a far better explanation.
Gulf of Mexico oil rig /
Sand is important for finding oil. There is an area called "Whopper Sand" in the Gulf of Mexico, and when it was finally found (which should have happened before, but didn't because of erroneous assumptions), sand-wiched in the Whopper Sand are various layers of materials that are inexplicable to uniformitarian geologists. They've offered up implausible and unsupportable conjectures to explain why it's out there, but the best explanations are from biblical creationist Genesis Flood geological models.
There’s a huge deposit of sand in the deep Gulf of Mexico, and no one seems to know how it got there—except maybe Flood geologists.

Early in my career as a geologist for an oil company, we were told not to prospect in water deeper than 2,000 feet. Most offshore oil is found in sand layers sandwiched between thick layers of mud and clay, and our management believed no sand could get that far offshore, and drilling costs were too high.

However, in 2001 the BAHA 2 well was drilled through almost 7,800 feet of water and into the Wilcox Sand at the base of the Tejas Megasequence. The drillers found 1,100 feet of nearly continuous sand. This discovery shocked geologists, who termed it the “Whopper Sand,” and paved the way for numerous nearby discoveries of billions of barrels of oil.
You can read the rest of the article by clicking on "The Whopper Sand". Me, I already read it, but have a craving to go get a burger.