Furthermore, the actual geological evidence shows that the entire philosophical approach of uniformitarian-ism is untenable.
Neergaard, Lauran (2008), It Took Eons to Make Grand Canyon Grand, [On-line], URL.
And it brings to light several glaring, irreparable problems inherent in the uniformitarian philosophy.
First, it should be noted that if the new research is right, uniformitarian texts that have used the six-million-year figure have been glaringly incorrect for the past several decades.
This is despite the fact that it causes more problems for interpreting rock strata than it solves.
And today we know through lab experiments and natural disasters (such as the eruption of Mt. Helens) that major layering of rock strata can happen catastrophically in a short period of time.
For many years, awe-stricken tourists to the Grand Canyon have been fed a steady stream of uniformitarian propaganda designed to teach that the amazing chasm took six million years to form.