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Is Evolution Logical? Part 2 “The Fossils”

There seems to be a lot of confusion today regarding fossils.

Fossils are formed when a plant or animal is covered over quickly with mud and then when it dries out later it leaves an imprint in the resulting sedimentary rock. The plant or animal decays and only the impression is left. Sediments are carried by water and laid down covering over a life form.

Fossils are only found in sedimentary rock. Never in rock such a granite. Evolutionists would have us believe that the fossils are millions of years old and formed very slowly. They date fossils by the strata (layers in the earth) in which they are found. If a certain animal is found in a particular layer it is deemed to be the same age as the layer. Well, how do they date the layers? They date the layers by the fossils which are found in them. This is circular reasoning. The dates are only assumed. Neither the fossils or the layers are found with little date stickers on them.

Various dating methods such as uranium thorium lead, rubidium strontium and radiocarbon yield such wildly different results and are so full of assumptions and politics that they are basically useless in their accuracy. Assumptions on top of assumptions are made in such tests and when the results are in the evolutionist, who must believe in very old dates, simply discards the dates he doesn’t want. Evolutionists proceed with the assumption that evolution is true and that all rocks must be old therefore any young ages he gets are discarded. In addition, they assume that great ages are required to form the earth’s strata so the fossils must be very old as well.

However, things other than plants and animals are also fossilized. Raindrops, a mans hat, a pair of cowboy boots, a set of car keys, a woman’s shoe, a gold braided necklace, human footprints, a hand axe are a few examples of things that have been found fossilized inside sedimentary rock and could not have been fossilized over eons of time. In addition, jellyfish are commonly found fossilized. A jellyfish will melt away in just a few days time after it dies. A fish has been found fossilized in the process of eating a smaller fish. An ichthyosaur (an extinct marine reptile) was fossilized in the process of giving birth. Such examples prove a rapid burial. Such as would occur in a large flood.

Common sense dictates that neither animals, plants or humans would die and lay on the ground for millions of years while they were being fossilized. Dead things decay very rapidly. Fossils are also found in coal seams which evolutionists claim took millions of years to form. Trees are commonly found running vertical through what should be millions of years of strata. How could a tree stand in one place for millions of years without rotting away? In addition some trees are found upside down. It is evident that the fossils are not as old as some would have us believe. It follows then that neither are the animals that have been fossilized. Creationists believe that there was a world wide flood at some time in the past and that the strata was laid down by running water. The animals, plants etc. which were fossilized were trapped by mud flows. This would explain why there are literally billions of fossils and why they are found in all parts of the world at different depths. It would also explain why there is sedimentary rock and marine fossils in high elevations and on mountain tops. As I said earlier, evolutionists date the fossils by the supposed age of the strata in which they are found.

The textbook strata drawings which you find in school textbooks does not exist in the real world. There are not six or eight nice neat layers each representing a time period. In some places there are no layers at all in other places there are many thousands of layers. Some layers are thick and some are micro fine. Furthermore, any given fossil is not always found in the same layer. In other words, some extinct animal might be found three feet deep in one area and fifty or a hundred feet deep nearby.

These are called misplaced fossils and are not at all uncommon. From an evolutionary standpoint one would think that the specimen nearest the surface would be millions of years more evolved than the other but they are always virtually identical. Evolutionists claim that all species of animals change gradually over millions of years. They also boldly claim (and necessarily so) that there are numerous transitional links which have been found in the fossil record. When creationists have ask for proof of these claims they are either ignored or shown drawings and skulls made from plaster or perhaps a tiny fragment of bone.

The fact is that the fossils which are found are fully formed and functional. We never find a half bird and reptile fossil for example. The one from china which was in the news a few months ago was proven to be two different animals glued together. It was a total fraud but fooled many people.

If evolution was indeed true there would be many many transitional fossil forms in various stages of evolution rather than just fully formed ones. Yet all we find is fully formed fossils. No matter if it is an animal, plant or human fossil they are always fully formed.

Charles Darwin himself in his book “Origin of Species” states “…why if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine graduations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms?” And”…the number of intermediate and transitional links, between all living and extinct species must have been inconceivably great”

In the same book he states again “…innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them imbedded in countless numbers in the earth? Why is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this is perhaps the most obvious and gravest objection which can be used against my theory.”

Today after having cataloged well over 250 million fossils of 250,000 fossil species evolutionists cannot hold up a single undisputable transitional fossil. The famous evolutionist and paleontologist Steven J. Gould of Harvard University in the book “The Return of the Hopeful Monsters” says “The fossil record with its abrupt transitions offers no support for gradual change…All paleontologists know that the fossil record contains precious little in the way of intermediate forms; transitions between major groups are characteristically abrupt.” Where did they go? Could it be that they never existed? Gould believes in the idea that a reptile laid an egg and a bird hatched from it. (hopeful monster theory). This theory was invented to try and explain away the lack of transitional forms. However, it raises even more questions.

What did the bird mate with? Why isn’t this happening today? Darwin said that unless the transitional forms were found his theory way just a bunch of useless speculation. The theory of evolution does not even qualify as a scientific theory by sciences own standards. It is not science. True science is observable, repeatable and falsifiable. Evolution is none of these. Evolution masquerades as science.

It is a religion as so stated in the humanist manifesto. It is the atheists godless religion and requires a tremendous amount of faith to believe in it especially in light of what we know today.

Evolutionists oppose any other teaching in the schools other than Evolution. Why is this? If they are so sure that evolution is a “fact” as they say why not teach both evolution and abrupt appearance with no religious connections.

Evolutionists nearly always loose the debates with creationists because their arguments are so very weak. They rarely present facts in public debates because they know that the creationists have logic and common sense on their side. So, they resort to tactics such as questioning their opponents education, name calling, telling people that evolution is so complicated that the average person can’t begin to understand it. Implying that we should take their word for everything because they are the sole possessors of knowledge and truth.

They present lifelike plaster skulls of imaginary ape men made up by artists to their specifications and then try to hoodwink people into thinking they are real. Many evolutionists will no longer debate in public and who can blame them. Evolution is at best unsubstantiated conjecture and at worst the greatest hoax in human history which has deceived many.

Some evolutionists become indignant because creationists have questioned their life’s work. This implies that they believe that only they are qualified to conjecture about the origin of life. They are, in effect, trying to find proof that there is no God.

The apostle Peter writes; “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they are willingly ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water, by which the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.

But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men” 2 Peter 3:3-7.