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In still other places it forms a gigantic "U" shape; in still others, an upside down "U." Geologists call the upward, dome-like crests of the folds anticlines, and the downward trough-like ones synclines. Rocks are at times bent into right angles by such buckling!

"It is cause for some wonder that strong brittle rocks can be bent into sharp folds."—*C.R. Longwell, *A. Kropf, and *R.F. Flint, Outlines of Physical Geology (1950), 2nd ed., p. 246.

The general name for all of this is geosynclines. In an anticline, the bent, outside layers of rock are in tension but are generally unfractured and in many places not even cracked. Two facts are obvious: (1) Immense forces caused this buckling! (2) The buckling occurred while the rock was still fairly soft.

(What actually happened was that still-soft layers, laid down by the Flood, were then bent by convulsive movements of the earth. Afterward, in their twisted shape, they dried into hard rock.)

"The rocks were bent in the early stages when the sediments were pliable and before metamorphosis took place. This would easily satisfy all the facts, but would require the process to have taken place over a short period of time, say a few months; but, of course, it would be difficult to escape the conclusion that a major catastrophe was involved."—Ian Taylor, in the Minds of Men (1987), p. 105.

MEGABRECCIAS—These are gigantic boulders, which were moved into place by the waters of an immense flood. On all sides will be found rock strata, with some of these boulders impacted into its midst.

A rock equivalent to one cubic meter may weigh three metric tons [6,614 lb], and most megabreccia clasts are larger than this. Yet such gigantic boulders were obviously transported to their present site in the rock strata.

In Peru, blocks weighing up to 5,000 metric tons [11 million lbs] occur in Eocene strata far from the place where they originated. Each boulder is 10-15 meters [32.8-49.2 ft] across. In Texas, rock slabs 30 meters [98.4 ft] in diameter are found in Paleozoic mudstones. No rocks of similar composition are to be found nearby. Other examples could be given.

The strata are caving in on evolutionary theory.

But, as they say in the vernacular: "You haven 't seen anything yet!"—Now look at overthrusts!

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