- Lesson 1
- Planet Earth
- Lesson 2
- The Ground We Stand Upon
- Lesson 3
- The Earth’s Surface
- Lesson 4
- Lesson 5
- Lesson 6
Deformation of rocks
- Lesson 7
- Lesson 8
- Ways to date the Earth
- Lesson 9
- Great geologic events of the past
- Lesson 10
- Questions people ask
The Geology Book
by Dr John D Morris
The Geology Book
- Principle of uniformity
- Principle of catastrophe
- Basaltic rock
- Sedimentary rock
- What is the difference between “origins” and “operational” science? See Q&A: Science.
- There are two ways of thinking about the unobserved past. What are they?
- Where is the true history of the earth found?
- In what order did God create the heaven and earth? (E.g., describe what He created on Day 1, Day 2, etc.)
- What are some “not so good” things that were not part of the original creation?
- Write a short paragraph answering the question “What is sin?”
- There are nine planets circling the sun. Name them in order starting with the one closest to the sun.
- List 5 things that confirm that the earth was designed for life by a wise and powerful God.
- What are the main “zones” into which the Earth is divided?
- What is the earth’s crust composed of? What are the two categories into which it is divided?
- What is the purpose of the earth’s atmosphere?
Throughout the text, two views of Earth history will be compared. Keep a chart of the comparisons. (See page 4.)
- Operational science is the science that deals with repeatable, observable experiments in the present. Origins science deals with reconstructing events that have happened in the past.
- Uniformity (the present is the key to the past) and catastrophe (rapid, highly energetic events operated over short periods of time and did much geologic work rapidly)
- In the Bible
- Day 1: Earth, space, time, light; Day 2: Atmosphere; Day 3: dry land, plants; Day 4: sun, moon, stars, planets; Day 5: sea and flying creatures; Day 6: land animals, people
- Death, disease, suffering, catastrophes, earthquakes, hurricanes
- Sin can be defined as rebellion against God
- Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
- Magnetic field shields the earth from harmful radiation from the sun; earth is perfect distance from the sun; atmosphere provides air for breathing; earth has liquid water, which is necessary for life; moon’s gravity causes tides, which helps prevent the ocean water from becoming stagnant (accept other reasonable answers)
- Crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
- Continental crust (composed of granitic rock covered by sedimentary rock); oceanic crust (composed primarily of basaltic rock)
- Provides the air we breath and protects us from harmful cosmic radiation