You’ve probably heard that most fossils were formed from living things that died before mankind evolved, and were buried slowly over millions of years. That storyline continues in school textbooks today because it is consistent with evolution, yet scientists know that it is not true.
“When an animal or plant dies its remains usually rot away to nothing. Sometimes though, when the conditions are just right and its remains can be buried quickly, it may be fossilised.”
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
“For a plant or animal to become a fossil… the remains have to be buried before they completely decompose or are eaten.”
“Fossilisation… frequently includes rapid and permanent burial. Fossil evidence is typically preserved within sediments deposited beneath water. Even fossils derived from land, including dinosaur bones and organisms preserved within amber (fossilised tree resin) were ultimately preserved in sediments deposited beneath water i.e. in wetlands, lakes, rivers, estuaries or swept out to sea.”
Most fossils were actually formed about 4300 years ago during the catastrophic global flood, when billions of living things were quickly buried in sedimentary rock layers, laid down by water, producing large fossil graveyards (Genesis 7:19-21).
There is a fossil graveyard in Africa, the cradle of civilization, that contains 800 billion vertebrates. One in Florissant Colorado has many fish and birds together, but fish and birds don’t typically live and die in the same environment. A fossil graveyard in Agate Springs Nebraska contains rhinoceroses, giant boars and camels, which are not indigenous to that area. Fossil graveyards like these are clearly indicative of a catastrophic global flood, as opposed to a gradual process over millions of years. [Read more…]