jwu wrote:otseng wrote:
The rapid burial of the plants and animals caused the formation of most all the oil, coal, and fossils we find today.
I think there wasn’t nearly enough bio mass at one time to create the amounth of fossils that we find today. After all, some coal layers are like a hundred metres thick (one of these is near Cologne).
Yes, we see massive deposits of coal and oil. Some layers of coal are quite thick.
Coal formation is the result of plant material rapidly buried and compressed. Plants simply dying is not going to just form coal. It would also have to be rapid buried. It takes a lot of plant matter to form one foot of coal, perhaps 20 feet or so. Now we see coal deposits that are hundreds of feet thick. How did that form? Did plant material simply die in a peat bog and form coal? How did it get buried? With what did it get buried? More dying plant material? How can peat bogs be so big as to form coal deposits that are hundreds of feet thick? What was so special about the Carboniferous period that caused coal to form?
The FM explains coal formation better than the EM. There was an abundance of plant material because of favorable climate conditions prior to the flood. The flood water caused plants to collect and be buried at certain places. So huge amounts of vegetation were concentrated in certain areas by the flood. It was also all rapidly buried and compressed.