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Today’s feedback comes from Dan B. of the UK, who asked for help about the geological rock cycle in his daughter’s school curriculum.To read the rest, click on "The rock cycle — How do we handle it?"
We’ve just received the science curriculum my daughter will be following as she moves into Year 8 (i.e. when students turn 13 in the UK school system). It includes the topic of the “rock cycle” to which a few CMI articles make passing references but none appear to give explicit treatment. It seems to be a key concept in long-age historical geology. How should Christians think biblically about it, and how might parents best handle it with their children as they are taught it at school? Is it one to which we can give qualified limited assent, except that it involves excessive extrapolation into the past? I was never taught any geology in school science, including A-level physics and chemistry. Yet here is this concept introduced at an earlier stage, before any curricular discussion of biological evolution.CMI geologist Tasman Walker responds:
Like other things in nature that have a cycle, there is supposedly a "rock cycle" as well. While creationists and uniformitarian geologists have some amount of agreement on this, the processes that cause rock changes are best explained by the catastrophic Genesis Flood.