The Fold Up Beds of Glen Roy

the-fold-up-beds-of-glen-roy

The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy are said to be a curious “geological puzzle” that the awfully clever Gradualist Geologists have solved by stating they are “a series of ice-dammed proglacial lake shorelines”.

However, if these awfully clever Gradualist Geologists are correct then Parallel Roads should be a “widespread” Proglacial Phenomena across the Scottish Highlands [and the entire Northern Hemisphere] rather than a localised “geological puzzle” in Glen Roy.

european-glaciation

Glen Roy in the Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland is a National Nature Reserve and is noted for the geological puzzle of the three roads (“Parallel Roads”).

The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, Scottish Highlands, represent a series of ice-dammed proglacial lake shorelines

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Roy

glen-roy-roads-map

http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?itemID=F1653&viewtype=text&pageseq=1

In geology, a proglacial lake is a lake formed either by the damming action of a moraine or ice dam during the retreat of a melting glacier, or by meltwater trapped against an ice sheet due to isostatic depression of the crust around the ice.

At the end of the last ice age approximately 10,000 years ago, large proglacial lakes were a widespread feature in the northern hemisphere.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proglacial_lake

The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy aren’t only puzzling they’re also curiously coincidental.

1st. The three prominent [and one more discrete] Parallel Roads in Glen Roy in Western Scotland curiously coincide with the three prominent [and one more discrete] Parallel Shorelines at Kincraig in Eastern Scotland.

Kincraig Point is a headland… demonstrating a series of raised shorelinesfour raised rock benches
Kincraig Point – J.E. Gordon – 2007 – Chapter 15: Fife and Lower Tay
Geological Conservation Review – Volume 6: Quaternary of Scotland

http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/gcrdb/GCRsiteaccount909.pdf#page=1&zoom=auto,-109,481

coincidental-levels

The parallel roads, shelves, or lines, as they have been indifferently called, are most plainly developed in Glen Roy… There are only four shelves which are plainly marked for any considerable length…

Observations on the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, and of other parts of Lochaber in Scotland, with an attempt to prove that they are of marine origin
Charles Darwin, Esq., M.A. F.R.S. Sec. G.S.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 129: 39-81 – Read 7th Feb 1839

http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?itemID=F1653&viewtype=text&pageseq=1

terrace-map

2nd. The stratigraphy of Glen Roy coincidentally includes iron rich black horizons that echo the clear black horizons in Southern England.

pitstone-clear-black-horizon

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/dating-the-dark-earth-the-devils-kneading-trough/

glen-roy-iron-pan

Principal Soil Trends

4. Organic matter
Over most of the area the organic surfaces are amorphous and poorly structured and much of the rainfall is shed by surface run-off.

Substantial amounts of water still percolate through the soils however.

Accumulation of organic matter in the profile, or very considerable staining by it occurs above impermeable horizons, usually rock head or indurated horizons but occasionally above iron pans.

Very dark brown or black horizons are characteristic.

Soil Survey of Scotland – Western Scotland
The Macaulay Institute for Soil Research – Aberdeen – 1982

http://www.soils-scotland.gov.uk/documents/19141006_42-WESTERN_SCOTLAND_SHEET_4.PDF

3th. The clear black horizons found in Glen Roy and Southern England are both coincidentally mis-dated by the mainstream to coincide with the Younger Dryas.

The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, Scottish Highlands, represent a series of ice-dammed proglacial lake shorelines produced during the cold climate of the Younger Dryas (GS1).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Roy

Moving forward to 2015 it appears the original “dark grey organic horizon” from 1962 has [somehow] been manoeuvred [over time] into a position where it simultaneously represents:

a) A layer of “marsh soil” that confirmed the expected Mild Allerød Interstadial in 1962.
AND
b) A layer of “charred carbon-rich” soil confirming the Younger Dryas Boundary Event.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/dating-the-dark-earth-the-devils-kneading-trough/

4th. In 1839 Charles Darwin observed evidence indicating the “rising of the land” in Glen Roy and this was coincidentally confirmed in 2015 by the 29° inclination of the annual sedimentary layers of the Glen Turret Fan in upper Glen Roy.

glen-turret-fan

glen-turret-inclined-layers

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273388731_A_comparison_of_micro-CT_and_thin_section_analysis_of_Lateglacial_glaciolacustrine_varves_from_Glen_Roy_Scotland

Many points of detail in the structure of the glens of Lochaber, were shown to be easily explicable on the supposition, that the valleys had been occupied by arms of a sea subject to tides, and which had gradually subsided during the rising of the land.

Observations on the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, and of other parts of Lochaber in Scotland, with an attempt to prove that they are of marine origin
Charles Darwin, Esq., M.A. F.R.S. Sec. G.S.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 129: 39-81 – Read 7th Feb 1839

http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?itemID=F1653&viewtype=text&pageseq=1

Consideration of the ice-dammed lake shoreline data also points to the former occurrence of two separate episodes of tectonic activity during the Younger Dryas (Greenland Stadial 1 – GS1).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Roy

5th. The Glen Turret Fan in upper Glen Roy contains 276 annual sedimentary layers that are coincidentally close to the 277 years between the Arabian Horizon of 637 CE and the Heinsohn Horizon of 914 CE i.e. the Heinsohn Sandwich.

glen-turret-fan-varve-thicknes-count

glen-roy-timeline-sync

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230323105_Annually_resolved_events_of_Younger_Dryas_glaciation_in_Lochaber_Glen_Roy_and_Glen_Spean_Western_Scottish_Highlands

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/?s=The+Arabian+Horizon%3A

6th. The unexplained arrival of the Sand Bed in the Glen Turret Fan [upper Glen Roy] in 759 CE coincidentally echoes:
a) the unexplained Smothering of Samarra in sand
b) the unexplained Covering of Cologne in sand
c) the unexplained Clear Black Horizons in sand across Southern England and Scotland
d) the unexplained Sandy Sludge Layers in the Greenland Ice Cores…

samarra-under-sand

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/the-roman-time-line-and-the-heinsohn-horizon/

roman-aqueduct-under-sand-reported-by-horn

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/friends-romans-countrymen/

pitstone-clear-black-horizon

greenland-sludge-layers

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/chronology-ice-cores/
See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/chronology-2-greenland-and-oxygen-isotopes/

7th. The large outlier spike in surface water in Northern Britain beginning around 1,150 BP [800 CE] coincidentally coincides with the main spike in deposition in the Glen Turret Fan of Glen Roy and the coincidental cutting of the Kent Coombes.

peatland-in-northern-britain

http://www.wetlands.or.id/PDF/chapter_4-6.pdf

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/peat-bogs-and-the-heinsohn-horizon/

cutting-the-coombes

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/dating-the-dark-earth-the-devils-kneading-trough/

8th. The Parallel Roads in Glen Roy curiously coincide with the Great Glen Fault were two geological terranes are sutured together.

Aligned northeast to southwest, the Great Glen Fault extends further southwest in a straight line through Loch Linnhe and the Firth of Lorne, and then on into northwestern Ireland, directly through Lough Foyle, Donegal Bay and Clew Bay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Glen_Fault

In structural geology, a suture is a joining together along a major fault zone, of separate terranes, tectonic units that have different plate tectonic, metamorphic and paleogeographic histories.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suture_%28geology%29

9th. Ptolemy’s map of the British Isles coincidentally configures Glen Roy to East of the Dogger Bank which suggests the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy represent the rising of the Doggerland lake level during the years sandwiched between the Arabian Horizon and the Heinsohn Horizon.

Therefore, it should really come as no surprise that the strange and quirky map of Scotland [drafted by Nicolaus Germanus in 1467] fits snugly with the modern bathymetry of the North Sea.

striped-scotland-and-the-north-sea

After some trial and error it becomes apparent the only way this ancient form of Scotland can morph into its current shape is by splitting Scotland into two independent pieces which can move independently.

This insight reveals the disintegration of Doggerland was a two step operation and that Eastern Scotland was initially separated from the British mainland by the Doggerland outflow channel.

The first step nudged Western Scotland [along with English & Wales] Northwards.

This Northward nudge appears to have damned Doggerland’s natural Northern drainage channel [in the gap between the ancient two piece Scotland] and created a [roughly] circular depression that rapidly began to fill with water.

The expansion of the freshly damned Doggerland lake [aka the North Sea] ultimately created a Southerly overflow channel which is now known as the English Channel.

The 1467 Germanus map of Scotland captures the configuration after this first step.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/shaping-scotland-in-two-shakes/

main-orogenic-phase-formation-of-foothills

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/crinkle-cut-chips/

moine-thrust-belt

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/avalon/

10th. Working backwards through time [both] the Historical Narrative and its supporting Settled Science coincidentally fall unceremoniously into the Academic Abyss in 914 CE where they demonstrably degenerate into fiction, fantasy and fabrication.

academic-abyss

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/the-heinsohn-horizon-the-academic-abyss/

carbon-14-sandwich

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/a-carbon-14-chronology/

dating-vitrified-material

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/vitrified-forts-science-and-superstition/

camp-century-d18o

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/greenland-guide-to-the-first-millennium/

mayewski-sandwich

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/lawler-events-and-the-heinsohn-horizon/

At this juncture the independent observer is confronted with the Darwin Dilemma:

Do you believe the Observational Evidence or do you concede to the Peer Pressure exerted by the Glacial Gradualists with their quasi-religious belief system and manipulated Virtual Reality models [aka mantras]?

The decision is yours.

Either way:

Take care and enjoy the luxury of viewing the Heinsohn Sandwich from a safe temporal distance.

the-glen-turret-sandwich

Take a look down your highway
Tell me what d’you see

Highway Blues – Roy Harper – 1973

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