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In other words I'm trying to do science.

And you guys don't seem to like that very much.
"trying"  in your own special way.
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Eventually, seeing the impossibility of a catastrophic global flood alone depositing sediment in the pattern we see today, Dave is going to have accept that the only explanation left to him "Because that's the way God wanted the planet to look after the flood waters subsided".  

He'd never admit that here though.  
actually what I see at the moment is the seeming impossibility of millions of years of calm Placid Seas depositing what we find there. But I remain open-minded.
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It is all part of Nature. We are all part of Nature. Enough said.

The "quantum vacuum" is just the scientific name for a "domain" that philosophers and religious people have concerned themselves with for centuries. It is a scientific confirmation of the existence of this domain.

This domain is not separate from the physical. It interpenetrates the physical.

Opinion of internet loon.

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it's cool that trump can get his base's racist fantasies fulfilled by holding children hostage
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Anyway.  The continental basement Precambrian rocks are mostly granite.  Granite is quartz, mica and feldspar.  Sand in non-tropical regions is mostly crushed and rounded quartz particles.  Why could the weathering of Precambrian rocks, followed by the movement of this material by water, not have created wide beds of sand?
Great question.  Premature.  Let's finish convincing everyone first that there IS a ...

Continent sized, incredibly thin, super duper flat layer of sandstone covering most of N. America

You seem to be finally convinced.  What about everyone else?

(And when I say "continent sized" yes I realize that not every square inch of the continent is covered)
I'm convinced there's nothing of the kind. And I doubt you've convinced entropy or anyone else.

And anyway, the latest story is that there is supposed to be two. Both extraordinarily thin, flat, uniform, and vast.
yes or there maybe 3 I don't know. But I am focusing on the basal layer at the moment so as not to have my vision obscured by Squid Ink.
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Eventually, seeing the impossibility of a catastrophic global flood alone depositing sediment in the pattern we see today, Dave is going to have accept that the only explanation left to him "Because that's the way God wanted the planet to look after the flood waters subsided".  

He'd never admit that here though.  
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In other words I'm trying to do science.

And you guys don't seem to like that very much.
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Anyway.  The continental basement Precambrian rocks are mostly granite.  Granite is quartz, mica and feldspar.  Sand in non-tropical regions is mostly crushed and rounded quartz particles.  Why could the weathering of Precambrian rocks, followed by the movement of this material by water, not have created wide beds of sand?
Great question.  Premature.  Let's finish convincing everyone first that there IS a ...

Continent sized, incredibly thin, super duper flat layer of sandstone covering most of N. America

You seem to be finally convinced.  What about everyone else?

(And when I say "continent sized" yes I realize that not every square inch of the continent is covered)
I'm convinced there's nothing of the kind. And I doubt you've convinced entropy or anyone else.

And anyway, the latest story is that there is supposed to be two. Both extraordinarily thin, flat, uniform, and vast.
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Anyway.  The continental basement Precambrian rocks are mostly granite.  Granite is quartz, mica and feldspar.  Sand in non-tropical regions is mostly crushed and rounded quartz particles.  Why could the weathering of Precambrian rocks, followed by the movement of this material by water, not have created wide beds of sand?
Great question.  Premature.  Let's finish convincing everyone first that there IS a ...

Continent sized, incredibly thin, super duper flat layer of sandstone covering most of N. America

You seem to be finally convinced.  What about everyone else?

(And when I say "continent sized" yes I realize that not every square inch of the continent is covered)
I didn't say it's continuous.
I see. 

So when you posted that map with all that exposed Pre-Cambrian rock ... did you notice the white (non-shaded) portions of the map?  You are not convinced that the lowest layer of THAT portion - basal sandstone - is continuous over the non-shaded area depicted? 

Just trying to make sure I understand exactly what you mean here.

What - in your opinion - is the nature of these discontinuities?  State lines?  Wooden fences?  Armies of gremlins in columns?  Something else?

Dave, did you look at that map and just assume that everything in white had a lower layer of sandstone?
Yes, he did.  No, It doesn't
No I did not.

But there IS a lot of basal sandstone.

And it covers multiple states in the USA according to the Octohatters who study it.

And the thicknesses that I have seen listed range from 100ft to 2000 ft. Which is incredibly thin if we are talking about a layer which might be thousands of miles in areal extent

So what I'm trying to do is piece together all this this disparate information into a coherent map of some sort.