Thursday, 2 August 2012

Decades not millions ....................

Millions of years ???????????????????????????????? Uniformitarianism , "the present is the key to the past," NOT .
Rapid carving out of landscapes has been witnessed since 1963 on the newly formed volcanic island of Surtsey , off the coast of Iceland :
Despite the somewhat haphazard arrival of species , we now have a fully functioning ecosystem... . The plants support insects that attract birds that bring more plants . The Island Surtsey , a volcanoe formed in 1963 has excited geographers , who marvel that canyons , gullies and other land features that typically take tens of thousands or millions of years to form where created in less than a decade .
New Scientist 28th January 2006 page 48 .

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