For uniformitarians, Earth history is drawn directly from their geologic timescale. From this philosophical perspective, sediments are assigned a stratigraphic position consistent with modern depositional environments. Problems arise where geologic materials and the purported paleoenvironment(s) fall outside accepted expectations. Such is the case with Pliocene quartz sand and gravel deposits derived from the Southern Appalachian Mountains and transported southward over 650 miles all the way to the Florida Keys.
A diluvial perspective has already been presented and the interested reader can review Froede (2006) for additional information. This article provides an update documenting a new naturalist interpretation that downplays the physical condition of the sediment and emphasizes the conceptual framework….
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