It’s no longer a “trade secret” that the lack of “transitional” fossils is a weakness of Darwinism, but many fossils also point to other weaknesses of the theory.
Three recent news stories fail to support Darwinism as much as they do support the Genesis Account. Earlier in the week we talked about the â95 million year oldâ fossil octopi that had been recently discovered, which allegedly had lived and died in the Cretaceous period.
The âsurprisingâ thing about these octopi (to science) was the fact that they were so similar to the octopi of today. Identical to them in all actuality.
Among the various bits of curious information provided in the EurekAlert article was this quote: âThese are among the rarest and unlikeliest of fossils. The chances of an octopus corpse surviving long enough to be fossilized are so small that prior to this discovery only a single fossil species was knownâŚâ
Fossil octopi are rare but so are fossils in general. It might be instructive to review a few facts about how fossils came to be deposited in the earthâs crust.
According to Stein and Rowe, award-winning teachers and authors; “Effective fossilization usually depends on having hard parts, such as bones or shells, and being buried immediately after death. The work of predators and scavengers and the weathering effects of rain, heat, cold, and wind often serve to destroy most or all of an organism before burial takes place.”
Fossilization usually requires at least one other element; water.
As you can imagine, all these factors coming together to create a fossil are fairly rare. So, how do we account for the estimated 800 billion vertebrate fossils contained in the Karoo deposits of South Africa? Where did this astronomical number of mainly swamp dwelling reptiles come from? What about; âthe Morrison beds in North America, the dinosaur beds in Montana, in the Rocky Mountains, in Alberta, the Dakotas, China, Colorado, Utah, Africa, etc., etc., containing literally millions of dinosaur fossils piled together in tremendous heaps?
Ten thousand Hadrosaurs were found on Egg Mountain alone, jumbled together in what appears to have been a mass death. âŚ.â
âŚâthe Sicilian hippopotamus beds, the fossils of which are so extensive that they are mined as a source of charcoal; the great mammal beds of the Rockies; the dinosaur beds of the Black Hills and the Rockies, as well as in the Gobi Desert; the fish beds of the Scottish Devonian stratum, the Baltic amber beds, Agate Spring Quarry in Nebraska, and hundreds more.â……The Boneyards
Strangely, this fossil making is not going on today. There is one explanation that fits all the data; the Genesis Flood.
But lets talk some more about; Darwinism; This weak in fossils.
Mammoth, Giant Sloth and the Whale Fossils found âTogetherâ at Thomas Jefferson Law School Construction Site
Okay, stop me if youâve heard this; a whale, a mammoth and a giant sloth walk onto a sand bar; no wait, they walk into a Weight Watcherâs.
Blah, blah, blah and blah.
….And then the whale gets all indignant and goes; fresh water!? Fresh water!? Over my dead body! I wouldnât drink that stuff if it rained 40 days and 40 nights!
Marc P. sent me several interesting articles about this discovery, this week. âFirst they found the bones of a Mammoth. Then ten feet below they found the bones of a whale (one article says California Gray Whale, other says Baleen ). In another part of the excavation and at the same level as the whale, they found a giant sloth (though not in good condition).
What is a good evolutionist to do!?! They will really have to bend and twist to fit this into their paradigm (not that they can’t) but it will be interesting to watch!â
From the article: âIt is rare to find such large fossils of land and sea in such close proximity,â demurred DemĂŠrĂŠ, curator of paleontology at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Article 2: âDOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO â More prehistoric bones â this time, those of a giant sloth â have been found at the East Village construction site of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, the school said yesterday. But the bones are in poor shape and may not be salvageable.
The bones â part of a vertebra, as well as tooth and skull fragments â were unearthed Friday in a different part of the site from where whale and mammoth bones were found last month.
The sloth bones were found at about the same depth as the whale bones, indicating the sloth lived about 600,000 years ago.
Paleontologist Pat Sena of the San Diego Natural History Museum, who found the sloth bones, said the bones are poorly preservedââ âŚSignonSanDiego.com March 10, 2009
According to a prior article from the same source; SignonSanDiego.com. Feb. 27, 2009, fossil bones of a horse had also been found at the site.
Given the rarity of fossilization events it is unlikely in the extreme that all four creatures became fossilized there in one small location due to four separate occurrences at four separate times.
Gang of Juvenile Dinosaurs Discovered
Yahoo News, March 24
Stephen H. sent us this âInteresting Articleâ. He wrote: âLoved the quote about the three juvenile dinos dying in a flood!!!â
From the Article:
âThree juvenile Triceratops, a species thought to be solitary, died together in a flood and now have been found in a 66 million-year-old bone bed in Montana, lending more evidence to the idea that teen dinosaurs were gregarious gangsters.
Triceratops were ceratopsids, herbivorous dinosaurs that lived until the the very end of the Cretaceous Period. They have been found in enormous bone beds of multiple individuals, but all known Triceratops fossils up to now have been solitary individuals.â
We already mentioned the vast bone beds of dinosaurs and other creatures which are scattered worldwide. These creatures are from as the article reports âan enormous bone bedâ. This is the same enormous bone bed from which other, solitary triceratops have been found.
Can we now safely assume that the cause of death of all of the animals in this enormous bone bed was also, drowning?
Earlier in the year we reported on a story suggesting that many dinosaurs died agonizing deaths; as if from drowningâŚ.
The answer to all this fossil news can be found in Genesis Chapter 7:
âEvery living thing that moved on the earth perishedâbirds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankindâ.
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