“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 . . .

Trending on the Web
Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.

Related Articles

31

Obama’s Attny Gen. Says Americans More Dangerous Than Al Qaeda

Eric Holder told ABC News that he has “sleepless nights” over his worry about domestic terrorists. He thinks that Americans,

3

Obama Links Communist Tyrant Ho Chi Minh to Thomas Jefferson

You will search the annals of history in vain for a villain more irredeemably evil than communist revolutionary Ho Chi

31

Hip Hop Curriculum Teaches Kids to Hate Great American Presidents

Children are now taught not to admire the heroes who built this country, but to hate them. This is what