“Biblical-Type Floods Are Real, and They’re Absolutely Enormous”


The story of another scientist who was laughed at but whose truth eventually won.

Long before the discovery of the scablands, geologists dismissed the role of catastrophic floods in interpreting European geology. . . .

[J. Harlen] Bretz was a classic field geologist and a controversial figure throughout his career. In 1925 he presented the story of the region’s giant floods, seeing what others at first could not–and then would not–see. He spent his lifetime piecing together the story of how a raging wall of water hundreds of feet high roared across eastern Washington, carving deep channels before cascading down the Columbia River Gorge as a wall of water high enough to turn Oregon’s Willamette Valley into a vast backwater lake. . . .

Bretz was ridiculed until 1940 . . .

Craig Newmark

Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.

Related Articles

1

Kit Carson Becomes an Unperson

As George Orwell observed, “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.”

1

Setback for Fundamental Transformation of America in Westchester County, New York

Hope and Change no longer have the wind at their back. Tax & Charade and healthcare nationalization look dead, the

0

Shades of Fascism: Obama White House Starts Calling Young Followers the ‘White House Youth’ Corps

Showing once again how tone deaf this President is, his White House began a series of Tweets this month labeling

comments

Share This

Share this post with your friends!