An enormous undersea volcanic eruption took place as a column of ash, cinders, and pumice were blown up to 1,000 feet in the air eventually after four months of erupting the ash reached 30,000 feet for a period time. Then on November 1963, off the south coast of Iceland, among the Westman Islands, an island named; Surtsey was born. It was thought by many scientists to be an ideal place to study evolution but it turned up some interesting surprises which is still surprising to this day for evolutionists.
Surtsey in a short period of time looked mature crushing the evolutionary slow process framework as one wrote in 1967. “On Surtsey, only a few months sufficed for a landscape to be created which was so varied and mature that it was almost beyond belief.”
The island has all sorts of complexity which was supposed to be beyond it’s youth, like sandy beaches, channels, ‘boulders worn by the surf which were nearly round, gravel banks, cliffs, faultscarps, and gullies.
This proves, the birth of an island does not take millions of years to form like stated in the uniformitarian theory which was gaining acceptance before Darwin formulated his version of evolution.
January 2006 article in New Scientist, “The island has excited geographers, who marvel that canyons, gullies and other land features that typically take tens of thousands or millions of years to form were created in less than a decade.”
It was also a surprise the flowering plants were the first to take root on the island not lichens and mosses. Lichens came a few years later in 1967, and then mosses in 1970. One wonders why lichens and mosses were assumed to be the first invaders of a newly born island.
As we can see, the evolutionary paradigm didn’t have any predictive value whatsoever to describe such an awesome phenomena. One couldn’t find any complex adaptation to the newly created surroundings, nor even a replication of ecosystems on neighbouring islands.
Insects were the first to come, spiders followed, birds came after the lava stop flowing around 1970. This is a great lesson to be learn, as evolutionists like to argue all the time, that the phenomena we seen at Surtsey (and other islands we haven’t observe being created) are suppose to take between tens of thousands of years, to millions to accomplish through naturalism. But in fact, islands do not take nearly that time at all, again what we observed with Surtsey has proven an island becomes mature quite quickly which is within the framework of the creationist model. So Surtsey is not a great study for evolution after all, but instead it’s a great study for creationism.