Even uniformitarian geologists have acknowledged that stratification can occur quickly.
Almost ten years later, the results of similar experiments were published in Nature (Makse et al.
Their article claims that the very large number of Lake Suigetsu varve counts is strong evidence for an old earth.
Creation scientists would argue that most of the lamination couplets are not true annual events.
However, there is actually no empirical evidence to back the claim that varves form as annual deposits over extended periods of time.
Furthermore, they seem to misunderstand the recent results of the RATE research project that showed strong evidence of ubiquitous in situ radiocarbon within fossil specimens that should be radiocarbon “dead” by uniformitarian reckoning.
Such results pose a serious challenge to uniformitarian assumptions underlying conventional radiocarbon age-dating methods.
In fact, a plausible explanation for the couplets was presented in the young-earth creationist literature one year prior to Davidson and Wolgemuth’s article.
Davidson and Wolgemuth, however, present a new “spin” on the argument: they claim that the correlation between these “varve” counts and radiocarbon dates (as well as tree-ring counts), proves that the Lake Suigetsu varves are true annual events, thus presenting an unanswerable argument for an old earth.