In metals those charges are shared by atoms; electrons can move from one atom to the next.But in a plasma the material Even small and relatively cool fires, like candle flames, respond strongly to electric fields and are even pretty conductive.That is, the gas is so hot, and the atoms are slamming around so hard, that some of the electrons are given enough energy to (temporarily) escape their host atoms.The most important effect of this is that a plasma gains some electrical properties that a non-ionized gas doesn’t have; it becomes conductive and it responds to electrical and magnetic fields.We also see the conductance of plasma in “toys” like a Jacob’s Ladder.Spark gaps have the weird property that the higher the current, the more ionized the air in the gap, and the lower the resistance (more plasma = more conductive).
If so, then the rock layers must have formed over vast ages.
The ‘deep time’ indoctrination comes with the statement ‘often reaching great thicknesses over long periods of time.’ However, this goes beyond the evidence.
Great thicknesses could conceivably be produced either by a little water over long periods, or a lot of water over short periods.
Many organisms would have been buried very quickly and fossilized.
Also, recent catastrophes show that violent events like the flood described in Genesis could form many rock layers very quickly. Helens eruption in Washington state produced 25 feet (7.6 meters) of finely layered sediment in a And a rapidly pumped sand slurry was observed to deposit 3 to 4 feet (about 1 meter) of fine layers on a beach over an area the size of a football field.