Uncritical dependence on the Geologic Column forces secular scientists into contorted positions.
These deposits are 25 million years old. Whoops; they are now 42 million years old. That’s whatPhysOrg is saying about deposits of wind-blown sandstone in China called loess (pronounced “lerse”). The word “upend” comes into play here (meaning, to turn previous ideas upside down):
Earlier studies of the Asian climate’s history used rocks from the Loess Plateau in northwestern China to show dust accumulation began 25 million to 22 million years ago and increased over time, especially over the past 3 million years. It had been believed that these rocksreflected the full history of central Asian deserts, linking them with the rise of the Tibetan Plateau and a planetwide cooling.
But Licht led previous research at the University of Arizona using much older rocks, dating back more than 40 million years, from northeastern Tibet. Dust in those rocks confirmed the region already was already parched during the Eocene epoch. This upended previous beliefs that the region’s climate at that time was more subtropical, with regional wind patterns brought more moisture from the tropics.
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