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Using this map of the Canadian Shield (which matches several other maps I looked at):

I managed to match small areas of it (one area at a time) with Morris's map to see where Morris thinks there's sandstone on the Canadian Shield.

Obviously the red areas are where Morris's map is wrong. 

It's not a large percentage of Morris's total area, but it does call all the unverified portions of his map into question.

So, Davie-doodles, you need to confirm or modify ALL of Morris's map before you can claim there is such a layer of sandstone.

Here's what looks to be a more data-based map of the Sauk, with areas where the base is sandstone coloured yellow.  I'm assuming it's more data-based because the author is this Clarey chap who has certainly cited actual data sources elsewhere:

But then Clarey doesn't claim it's flat or uniformly thick, and it clearly isn't, as another of his diagrams, showing what he says are actual drill core data, shows:

In fact several of the drill cores don't show any sandstone at the base of the Sauk.
Gonna start seeing IEDs at traffic lights in conservative neighborhoods within the next year or two.
I don't have the slightest problem with Trump supporters being made uncomfortable, their business turned down, etc.  And if a Trump-supporting restauranteur doesn't want me in their establishment, I hope they say so, because I don't want to put money in their pockets when I can go down the street and give my money to someone who doesn't support Trump.
Morris's article came four years later, so presumably he's the plagiarist here. He's also the more brazen in terms of writing blatantly stupid shit. For example, the rest of that sentence...
This can be better comprehended by considering a sheet of paper 0.1 millimeters thick measuring 1 kilometer by 0.6 kilometer draped across a surface flattened with extreme care.
Because if there's one thing floods are known for it's their "extreme care."
From the Hoesch article that uses the exact same paper metaphor using almost the exact same language...
Quote from: Hoesch about 'Tonto Group equivalents'
a sheet of copy paper 0.1 millimeters thick that measures 1 kilometer by 0.6 kilometer
Quote from: Morris about 'the St. Peter Sandstone'
a sheet of paper 0.1 millimeters thick measuring 1 kilometer by 0.6 kilometer
I'm wondering how long till Dave starts expanding the definition of "sandstone". :D

This whole banter back and forth about Dave's failure to define this "basal sandstone layer" is pretty tedious. However I'm quite interested to see where he goes with this argument.

Therefore, Dave, because I'm interested in seeing where your "argument" goes, I'm going to accept your claims that "continent-sized, super flat, super thin sandstone like the one in N. America which contains the Tapeats Sandstone". exists. It doesn't. Certainly not in the way you imagine, or desire it to exist, but lets pretend it does. This would be the part of the Sauk megasequence, yes?

So what's next?

PS. Don't you dare quote-mine me.
I've already told you where my argument goes.  I've stated from the beginning that IF ... IF ... Morris' map is even close to being correct ... that is, if this sandstone layer really is this flat and this thin and this extensive ...

Then that is highly interesting.

Because NO process operating today that we know of has any chance of being able to produce such a layer - with that kind of areal extent and that degree of thinness and flatness - over millions of years.

And you know it.

OK, so it seems like a couple of creationist geologists HAVE looked at lots of data AND they cite their sources:

Our database consisted of selected COSUNA (Correlation of Stratigraphic Units of North America) (Childs 1985; Salvador 1985) stratigraphic columns across the United States, stratigraphic data from the Geological Atlas of Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (Mossop and Shetsen 1994), and numerous well logs and hundreds of other available online sources. Using these data, we constructed 710 stratigraphic columns across North America, 429 across Africa, and 405 across South and Central America from the pre-Pleistocene, meter-by-meter, down to local basement. We recorded detailed lithologic data, megasequence boundaries, and latitude and longitude coordinates into RockWorks 17, a commercial software program for geologic data, available from RockWare, Inc. Golden, CO, USA. Fig. 3 is an example stratigraphic column from the Michigan Basin, showing the 16 types of lithology that were used for classification and the megasequences. Depths shown in all diagrams are in meters.

Actually, to be fair, not even Morris claims that what he calls the Tapeat (and implies is the basal layer of the Sauk, with the rest of the Tonto group above), is uniformly thick nor extraordinarily flat, although he does use the "pancake" metaphor.

I've forgotten where Dave's idea that this layer so thin and flat and uniform in thickness even came from. I think he must have muddled it up with ICR's piece on the St Peter Sandstone.

Good God
Well reasoned and insightful, Dave.  Like a true scientist.
ETA: Clearly, there's quite a bit here you dontd understand, and I'm sure you thirst for knowledge, is there anything you would like explained to you?  Or are you happy with the clearly faulty ICR garbage you came here with?