These now-tilted layers, collectively termed the Grand Canyon Supergroup, have a total thickness up to 12,000 ft.These rocks are relatively hard, and the lower part of the Grand Canyon which cuts into them (the “Inner Gorge”) is typically steep and narrow.This is relatively soft, so it crumbles back, leaving slopes of rocks trailing onto the Tapeats.Next up are the Muav, Temple Butte, and the cliff-forming Redwall limestones.The Colorado River runs at the bottom of the inner gorge.The flats on either side are mainly the Tapeats Sandstone layer, with a gray slope of soft Bright Angel Shale showing at upper right.
The sections that follow are: Here is a photo [from fireflyforest.net] of the innermost part of the Grand Canyon, taken from a commercial jet.
High school and college educators, especially in certain regions of the U.
S., are likely to encounter students with strongly held YE beliefs. They have significant reasons behind their beliefs.
As a window into current YE creationist thinking on the subject, we use a recent (September 11, 2010) article in WORLD magazine.
WORLD is a biweekly news magazine with a Christian perspective.