In an earlier place we mention how Catastrophism contributes to the Gradualism championed by modern geologists. As an example multiple theories as to Grand Canyon formation are presented. In the article referenced herein, 70,000 gallons of water over three days created a canyon in Texas 1.5 miles long and 80 feet deep. Although much smaller than the 6,000 feet deep granddaddy, it illustrates the idea.
In, “The How and the Why Revisited: The Grand Canyon, Glacial Melt, and History Repeating Itself,” we refer to the concept of rapid “de-glaciation” assiting the venerable Colorado river in it implacable march across history. Now life provides us with a living example. Michelle Roberts of the Associated Press tells us in “Recently Formed Canyon Opens to the Public,” that canyons can and do form rapidly sometimes.
Ask and Ye Shall Receive, eh?
Karadi, Gouthum (2007) Perfect Paradox, Inc., August 29, 2007. “The How and the Why Revisited: The Grand Canyon, Glacial Melt, and History Repeating Itself.” Retrieved October 7, 2007, from http://perfectparadox.wordpress.com/2007/08/29/the-how-and-the-why-revisited-the-grand-canyon-glacial-melt-and-history-repeating-itself/
Roberts, Michelle (2007) Associated Press, October 6, 2007. “Recently Formed Canyon Opens to Public.” Retrieved October 7, 2007, from http://news.aol.com/story/ar/_a/recently-formed-canyon-opens-to-public/20071006124409990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001