Mountain building

There is no doubt that the stupendous natural forces connected with mountain-building (orogeny) are closely related to large -scale deformation of the Earth’s crust, and that many of the highest ranges originated in, and even attained their present elevation, during crustal disturbances that signalled the end of the Pleistocene times. This is not to imply that the Alps or Himalayas, for instance, attained their present form at a single catastrophic stroke.”

“We do urge, however, that a high percentage of today’s major ranges rose to their present heights only at the end of, or after, Pleistocene times. By general consensus of opinion, that event occurred about 11,000 years before the present. Before then, as demonstrated by numerous geological facts and observations, mountains were mostly of very modest elevation. Evidence supporting that contention is both widespread and convincing.”

“The geological modernity of folded mountains in many parts of Asia was recognised by Dr Bailey Willis when he wrote how they ‘challenge credibility by their extreme youth’. His conclusions were confirmed by studies of mountain ranges in China, where huge uplifts of the Earth’s crust were found to have occurred since the glacial period. Similar youthfulness characterises the ranges bordering western Gobi desert, including all those from the Russian Altai mountains to the Tien Shan range.

Indeed, it has been said of this region that: The present Gobi basin is relatively young, and was formed coincidently with the uplift of the Transbaikal ranges.”

“Flint linked this Himalayan uprise with the formation of other major Earth features thus: Late Pleistocene uplift occurred in the Himalayan region and in the Alps, and large scale rifting took place in eastern Africa.

Among other ranges affected then were ‘the Cordilleran systems in both North and South America, the Caucasus, and many others.’ “

“Not only were the Himalayas and their satellite ranges affected by this gigantic crustal uplift, but so also were the Pamirs, the Hindu Kush, Karakorum and Kailas ranges, the Kun-lun mountains and the Altai and Tien Shan ranges, all of which rose to their present altitudes very recently. “

“In other words, when portions of the Earth’s crust sink in one place, other portions tend to rise elsewhere in compensation.”

“Dr Walter Bucher of Columbia University has observed: Taken in their entirety, the orogenic belts are the result of world-wide stresses that have acted on the crust as a whole. Certainly the pattern of these belts is not what one would expect from wholly independent – purely local – changes in the crust.”

“Suffice it to observe that something acting on a planetary scale and with staggering power was basically responsible for those titanic crustal disturbances in times geologically very recent, described as ‘A remarkable and stupendous period – a period so startling that it might be accepted with hesitation, were not the conception unavoidable before a series of facts as extraordinary as itself.’ “

These are also extracts from Allan& Delair’s Cataclysm: Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500 BC.

(Comment: It seems logical to link the Universal Flood to these convulsions. What was the cause of these catastrophes? The Pleistocene has been revised by the authors as between 11,500 to 11,400 years ago.)