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Dr. John Whitmore, Cedarville University Associate Professor of Geology, collects a rock sample of Coconino Sandstone. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

October 11, 2007

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University Associate Professor of Geology Dr. John Whitmore has joined a group of scientists researching evidence of a global flood.

The Flood Activated Sedimentation and Tectonics (FAST) project will create, model and test theories for rapid subaqueous deposition by a global flood and interpret the stratigraphic, structural, and intrusive histories of mountains. In layman’s terms, FAST examines geological evidence of the great flood documented in Genesis 5:28-9:29.

Whitmore was selected for FAST based on his previous research and credentials. In 2005 Whitmore presented his research findings on the Coconino Sandstone of the Grand Canyon at the 117th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. Utilizing rock samples collected from Grand Canyon National Park, Whitmore presented evidence that the sand-filled cracks found at the base of the Coconino Sandstone are intrusions of liquefied sand. These features formed when sand was forcibly injected during an ancient earthquake. Whitmore’s presentation places in question the current geological theory that the sand-filled cracks found in the Coconino Sandstone were simply mud cracks formed over millions of years and is a part of a growing body of evidence that the Coconino was deposited under water.