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  • in reply to: Ocean sediment deposits #31452
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Colin, Colin, if you want to know what the UM says about Loess, read the book! I’m not going to try to carry on a conversation to explain what takes pages in the book to describe. Its all there, very plainly laid out. Please take the time to read it and then we can discuss here what it means if you want. Obviously the UM disagrees with what modern science says about loess formulation or there wouldn’t be pages upon pages in the book about it. I must tell you though, in order to totally understand the processes discussed for loess formulation you will need to start at the beginning of chapter 5 in the UM. Just keep reading until you get there and all will be understandable. There are significant difficulties with modern science’s version of loess formulation which are quoted from the original sources in the book. So, some of that may be familiar to you. Let’s carry on this discussion when you get done if you want.

    in reply to: Help me understand your rationale, UM #31438
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Okay, Preston, I can’t let your silliness about religion and science continue without a response. You describe the history of the two competing philosophies of flood geology versus the new science of the day (which was magma) pretty well. But you stop short in your history lesson when you don’t give the reason for why flood geology lost out. But its so simple, and I’m guessing you know that. In a nutshell, as stated in the Universal Model which you haven’t read yet, the neptunists (flood) proponents couldn’t come up with a way to counter the vulcanists (magma) when they claimed the observable lava coming from volcanoes was their cherished magma, simply coming through the crust. It has taken 150+ years for the Universal Model to recognize the difference between the magma pseudotheory and the observable substance of lava which would have ended the debate back then had it been known. Again, Preston, if you had read the book you would know this.

    As for your great concern for the spiritual welfare of the readers of the UM, because they may be fooled by the UM into believing something that isn’t real. How real are the many psuedotheories that you as a geologist teach to those same people, and what effect has those teachings had on them. You suggest that the marginalization of flood geology has not led to the death of religion, and yet your magma paradigm has led to the death of the historicity of the Universal Flood, by claiming that it is a myth and that “there will never be any evidence” for it in science, as one of your “peers” has already claimed. Well, the UM begs to differ and we don’t expect your peers to give the evidence a fair review, just as you haven’t, seeing as how you haven’t even read it. That is why the UM did not concern itself with peer review before publishing. Contrary to what your peer reviewers claim there is a tremendously significant amount of observable, verifiable evidence for a Universal Flood that can be found in the pages of the UM. You should read it, you may learn something. I promise it won’t harm your spirituality.

    in reply to: Ocean sediment deposits #31436
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Colin, are you suggesting that the picture gif you present was laying down hundreds of feet of loess from a “dust” storm in a single, pure deposit without contaminates as the UM describes of the many pure loess deposits found around the world? Where is the study that shows where all of these huge loess deposits come from, other than in the UM?

    in reply to: seafloor spreading and subduction #31435
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Preston, as a geologist you of course formulate your theory of the building of the Hawaiian islands upon another theory, that of uniformitarianism, which says that all current global mechanisms for change continue at the same rate as when the earth originally formed, which deny’s the observable evidence for catastrophism in the mechanisms of the earth’s development, of which there are hundreds in the Universal Model. Maybe you might want to present observable evidence, not theory, to support geology’s theory of uniformitarianism before you attempt to use that theory to support your theory of the age of the Hawaiian islands. You see, you are falling into modern science’s trap – building theory upon theory upon theory, and then calling the result fact because everyone “agrees” with it now.

    in reply to: The Earth's Magnetic Field #31216
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Barry, I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I don’t think you are the UM’s number one priority. There are still two volumes to finish writing and to produce.

    in reply to: Should the UM be taught to kids? #31075
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Casey, your concern about the UM is noted and we understand it because it is the same concern that we and many others have had about modern science’s theories. Hundred year old theories continue to be taught to children that have never been proven, yet they continue to be taught as fact. To suggest that the UM has nothing of value to present for instruction is both dishonest, prejudiced and sloppy review. Any current student of academic science today in high school or college has the same dilemma of deciding what portions they can agree with and which they believe to be wrong. Why should their study of the UM be different. Professional scientists are welcome to review our discoveries, evidence and conclusions. We recognize that they will often come to a different conclusion on certain issues than the UM because their paradigm is so different and so well entrenched.

    We also recognize that a large portion of the general public do not agree with many of modern science’s general theories or resultant paradigm. The UM is written for this portion of the public because they continue to search for real explanations for how our world works and are uncomfortable with modern science’s rendition. They are the peer group that the UM is concerned with. Professional scientists will likely be the last group within human society that will recognize the discoveries of the UM and we accept that. The UM does not claim to be the final word, but rather will always be open to new possibilities and ideas if they are accompanied by verifiable evidence, not just theory. One should not “review” the UM without actually reading the evidences presented. One last thing, the complete evidence of the UM’s position on the earth’s mass and gravitation has not yet been completed or made available to the public. Therefore, your “review” of it is incomplete. That information will come in volume three. Stay tuned!

    in reply to: Should the UM be taught to kids? #31051
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Casey,

    Seeing as you haven’t read the Universal Model, it is hard to understand how you can come to any scientific conclusion regarding the book or the evidences it contains. If you are a proponent of the scientific ideology of research and experimentation, why have you not applied it here? As you stated in your post, “Science, however, is not a belief system. Science is reaching conclusions from empirical evidence and observation.” We whole heartedly agree with that statement, which is partly why the UM was started and launched. Modern Science has been asking us to simply believe in pseudotheories like magma and so many others as if they are fact, while failing to provide empirical evidence or observation of such.

    You can find our answer to questions similar to the ones you listed in another forum discussion by clicking here. Feel free to read more of the Universal Model for free by visiting the Free Sample page here. We again encourage you to read the entire Volume I Universal Model book and study the evidences it gives rather than blindly making assumptions regarding the discoveries.

    Also, with regard to your concern for children being taught something other than long standing theories, the UM has had significant experience teaching these new discoveries to children. They have easily learned the new ideas because they are simple and make sense when they can see for themselves how nature actually works. We look forward to releasing curriculums, videos and many other UM materials in the future to better aid in that progress.

    Lastly, we would ask that you keep in mind that, per the forum rules, if it becomes evident that the goal of your inquiries are intended to personally attack or marginalize the authors and/or UM discoveries without taking the time to read and understand them, then your comments will be deleted.

    Thank you

    in reply to: Quartz CAN Form in a Melt! #30919
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Barry, you make claims in your first paragraph that are not supported in the text of your argument. This is especially true in regard to the author of the UM. Additionally, the evidence that you do provide, which you claimed that the UM withheld, only serves to support the UM model.

    Your premise is that modern science also claims that granite and other forms of quartz based rock can and has been created in the lab. Upon that we agree. But your suggestion is that they are made from a magmatic type (or heat only) melt as they would be found naturally in modern science’s paradigm. However, the source that you provide as proof for this idea is from a neighboring paragraph to one that the UM quotes as well, “experiments show that feldspars of the size and shape typical of plutonic rocks can be grown in a matter of days or weeks in the laboratory…. Peak growth rates of feldspar and quartz in hydrous granitic melts are in the range of 10^-6 to 10^-8 cm/sec, and growth rates of plagioclase, pyroxene, and olivine are even greater in more depolymerized melts.” You fail to point out that these laboratory tests are performed in hydrous (water) environments rather than magmatic (magma) environments which would be reflective of the natural environment championed by modern science.

    So, you are using a Universal Model style experiment which includes water, pressure and heat to try to disprove the Universal Model and then claim that crystals really do come from melted magma. The UM would call that the Mingle – mingling truth with error.

    in reply to: UM vs. Electric Universe theory #21880
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    As one might expect, we believe the best place to find the Universal Model research on craters is in the Universal Model. As with many other subjects found written within its pages, the information available in the UM on craters is the result of years of research pulled from numerous written, experimental and physical sources by UM scientists and others. In many cases, it truly is the only place where all of the research necessary to complete the puzzle can be found. There is a significant process involved in crater creation that requires an understanding of many different areas of geoscience and cosmology. We encourage all interested parties to read and study this and other subjects in the UM. We believe time spent in this study will be greatly rewarded.

    in reply to: UM vs. Electric Universe theory #21814
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    As mentioned earlier, the Universal Model is not in a position to make comparisons with the Electrical Universe. Through independent research, discovery, experimentation and observation has come many answers to Fundamental Questions, including the establishment of many new natural laws. Specifically, our research in the area of crater creation methodology is more extensive, well documented and explained than any other treatise on the subject (including EU) that we have found anywhere in almost 30 years of research. One of many key pieces of evidence for the formation of the Arizona “Meteor” Crater is the discovery of the diatreme that sits beneath it and is presented and discussed in Sub-chapter 7.11, The Arizona Hydrocrater. Along with the other hydrothermal and geophysical evidences and mechanisms of crater formation that are finely detailed in Volume I, but most specifically in Chapter 7 titled, The Hydroplanet Model, any reader will likely conclude that the vast majority of craters on earth and throughout our solar system were and are made in accordance with the new natural laws pertaining to Crater Formation discovered and presented within the Universal Model.

    It is expected that there may be some areas of common ground between the Electric Universe and the Universal Model, just as there are between Modern Science and the UM. We encourage all adherents to the tenants of both the Electric Universe and Modern Science to read and become acquainted with the knowledge and wisdom that the UM presents. Add what you learn to what you already know or believe and discover if you are not then further along the path to a greater knowledge of the beauty and structure of our earth and universe.

    in reply to: UM vs. Electric Universe theory #21319
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    The UM’s history is completely separate from any other science based philosophy. The UM started from an interest in finding answers to simple Fundamental Questions that had not been satisfactorily answered by Modern Science. The founders set out to find answers to these Fundamental questions through independent research, discovery, experimentation and observation. The process has been ongoing for well over 25 years and has included the discovery of many new natural laws. The UM has not made a study of the Electric Universe and is not in a position to make specific comparisons with the Universal Model. If you have an interest in the Electric Universe we encourage you to become acquainted with the Universal Model as well by taking the time to read the book and then make your own comparisons. We would be interested to hear about your findings.

    As to scientists cited in the UM, we’ve never actually made a count of all of the science people that are quoted in the pages of the UM. But you will see as you read it that there are hundreds. Whether any of them are also prominent in the Electric Universe material or not, we couldn’t say. Many of the scientists quoted in the UM are presenting information that the UM contradicts. However, there are also many that present details from their research that fit well with the UM discoveries and perspective, although they are likely unaware of the significance of what they have found because they come from a different paradigm. Generally, those details don’t fit within their puzzle, but they do fit within the UM’s puzzle, and that is why they are quoted.

    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    We do not yet know what the complete specific structure is throughout the entire center of the Earth. Science has confirmed that there are liquids and solids within and we know approximately where they reside in relation to each other. We also know that the crust is floating on that liquid. As for the forces that allow that to happen, among other things like surface tension, the displacement of the floating crust overcomes the gravitational pull of gravity on it. If it had a lower displacement value, as in our rock example, it may very well sink and your suggestion of an Earth that had only oceans on its outer side might then be reality. However, we also don’t know if there is additional solid structure under-girding parts of the crust in a supporting role as well. There is obviously much for Millennial Science to discover about the interior of the Earth. We envision that the UM will give you and others the basic information to further the research through experimentation, observation and other scientific study methods described and used in the UM, as well as those methods yet to be found, to be able to find answers to more unanswered scientific inquiry.

    As to your question relating to a mathematical formula on gravity that would “allow someone to see or plot” the massive global wide event of the universal flood, there were far too many different activities going on during that time, including significant widespread hyprethermal activity, to attempt to explain even parts of the activity in mathematical terms. Even if that were possible, the UM wouldn’t then be a book that could target junior high through the first two years of college level work.

    We encourage you to continue your reading of the Universal Model and expect that you will find the answers to many as yet unanswered questions in your mind, as so many others have.

    in reply to: Teaching the UM to Kids #20720
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    @Elizabeth Anderson, you are a brave pioneer! Many will follow on your shoulders as you explore and share your experience in learning and teaching from the Universal Model!

    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    This is a great question that the book does not entirely explain. This one subject of the mechanism that caused the crust to sink, like so many other individual subjects discussed in the book, could easily employ the space of an entire chapter if one were to add detail to the process. An attempt will be made here to shorten that explanation, but still present the necessary components.

    There are multiple forces involved in the process including gravity and centrifugal force. Gravity pulls things toward the center of an object and the centrifugal force from the spinning object pulls things away from the center of the object. The component that adds to the ability of continents to float on the surface of the underground oceans is displacement. Much like a very large ship made of steel can float on the ocean.

    All of these components, and others, were in perfect balance before the comet flyby and are now again today. A fourth component came into play as the unbalancing process began which is the answer to your question and it is a simple matter of density. The crust is more dense than water. When the crust sunk, it displaced the less dense water. We use the analogy of a bucket of water swinging in a circle over our head; the water stays in the bottom of the bucket. Drop a rock in the bucket of water and it sinks to the bottom, under the water because it is denser than the water. The bucket analogy demonstrates centrifugal force well, but the force of gravity is a little harder to see, although it is absolutely there and exerts a greater force on a higher density object when the equilibrium changes.

    To put it another way, the water, crust, and everything else all basically slowed at the same rate. The reason the crust sunk was its density in relation to the water beneath it. Centrifugal and gravitational forces affect objects differently based on their density.

    in reply to: Technology Applications #20715
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    I remember reading a science fiction book when I was young of people on another planet that got the power for their personal transportation and all other needs by broadcast power similar to our receiving radio, tv or wifi. I thought it was a great idea then and wondered if it would ever be possible. It would seem that at some point as we continue to learn about the piezoelectric properties and power generation of our daily earthtide, capable of generating lightning and heat around the world, that we might eventually discover a way to tap and control that energy. It would certainly wreak havoc in the battery industry. Seems like I may have heard recently about Elon Musk doing some research into something similar.

    in reply to: old chief mountain montana hydro blow evidence #20018
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Terry, this looks like a great mountain to go look at and take some closer surveys. From the picture it certainly looks like the original event was hyprethermal. Maybe even more than one diatreme involved. I’m guessing maybe some later seismic events as well due to the boulders from the upper mountain that are down by the green line. Also, where the brown top and green lower parts merge there is a very interesting white spot that is probably not snow due to the time of the year. Would love to see what that is made of. Isn’t it fun to view the unexplained crustal features of the Earth through the lens of the Universal Model?

    in reply to: Alluvial Fans #20000
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    Modern Science’s chief mechanism for significant crustal events is uniformitarianism which says that all creative forces that are happening today have been happening only gradually throughout the history of the earth, as opposed to catastrophism which says that significant crustal events happen over a short period of time in one or more separate catastrophic events. The reason the Universal Model asks the Fundamental Question, “Are there Alluvial Fans being formed anywhere today?” with the follow-on answer of “no” is that alluvial fans are caused only by catastrophic events, not uniformitarian events which require all forces to be in constant effect over very long periods of time. Therefore, the question, “Are there Alluvial Fans Being Formed anywhere today?” refers to the theoretical Alluvial Fans that modern science claims are being formed through uniformitarian forces (wind, rain, etc.). Your example, Roger of a catastrophic Alluvial Fan is an example of many such catastrophic fan events that can be found throughout the earth, many of them more recent in modern times that have been documented through observation as was your example.

    in reply to: Cataclysm from Space? #19945
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    David, you have posed great Fundamental Questions that you will find answers to in the Universal Model. However, answers to your questions on the Universal Flood water height and pre-universal flood mountain height will be provided more specifically in the next Volume of the UM which will be published next year. The key to the water height is in the fossilization process and the amount of pressure necessary to achieve it. The key to knowing whether the Earth’s tallest mountains existed before the Universal Flood lies in the discussion of microbes which is also in the second Volume of the UM. Stay tuned and know that all of the different disciplines of science are interconnected.

    in reply to: Cosmic Dust #19942
    Courtney SnellCourtney Snell
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    There appears to be a lot of imagination in this article and little in the way of observable, verifiable evidence. The UM focuses on what are called Fundamental Questions or FQ’s. Some of which for this article come to mind.

    Why do they define cosmic dust particles as having minerals that make them magnetic?

    How can those magnetic dust particles survive a 12km per second entry into the Earth’s atmosphere and the resultant heat that they acknowledge would accompany it, and maintain their magnetic properties when its been shown that magnetism is destroyed at temperatures that would melt rock or dust particles?

    How do they know the makeup of the cosmic dust that fell on the Earth during medievel times?

    I could continue, but these are a few to ponder.

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