If anyone really wanted to see evidence in favor of the Bible, they would have a fantastic opportunity in the fossil record…
I’ve written posts before about the fate of the dinosaurs (note 1). Dinosaurs, we’re told, frequently “wandered into swamps” or bogs or tar pits, or fell into rivers or lakes, or got swept up in a tsunami or a giant storm and buried…rather like we don’t see herds of animals being swept up and buried deep down during the current “monster” hurricane season. As an example, take a look at this “Live Science” web page, which describes a huge mass-fossil graveyard, caused by…a flood. The picture (you know-an “artist’s impression”) is most revealing, and the report tells us that:
Scientists have revealed what may be the world’s largest dinosaur graveyard. The dinosaurs may have been part of a mass die-off resulting from a monster storm, comparable to today’s hurricanes, which struck what was then a coastal area (note 2).
Evolutionists have had to assume that dinosaurs wandered or fell into a whole range of watery, sandy or muddy graves or got buried in a freak storm, because these animals would not fossilize well at all-if at all-if they just died on the surface under normal conditions. There are millions of fossils around the world of creatures who were buried suddenly in sediment, but God forbid (I’m sorry, Darwin forbid) that we should invoke the Biblical Flood, in which almost all life on the earth perished in a catastrophe which included geological upheaval.
At school I, along with many others in past decades, was taught the “proven fact” that in the study of earth history “the present is the key to the past”, meaning that the processes we see taking place all around us: slow erosion of river beds, the movement of the continental plates by inches every year, and so on, have always been happening at the same rate as they do now. This is why we “know” it took many millions of years for the Grand Canyon to form, for example. Traditional belief in the Biblical Flood was abandoned with the theories of Lyell, Darwin and others.
I was also told that fossils demonstrate the evolutionary “tree” of evolution. I’ve discovered from visits to such places as the Natural History Museum in London, and the work of dissenting scientists, that there is no such evidence, just dogma and artists impressions.
More recently in the field of geology scientists have had to face up to the evidence that there have been huge catastrophic events in earth’s history which have changed its surface and its life in very short periods of time. In a new layman’s level article on the subject published by Institute for Creation Research, Frank Sherwin reports:
Secular geologists hypothesize five major mass extinctions in Earth history and maintain the most catastrophic of these happened nearly 252 million years ago. This Permian extinction, or Great Dying, supposedly resulted in the loss of 70 percent of land species and 95 percent of marine species (note 3).
How did fossils of marine life end up on top of Mt Everest and other mountain ranges? How did mass fossil graveyards of many kinds of animals occur? How did entire herds of dinosaurs get suddenly buried together in muddy graves? How did schools of whales get transported to inland deserts? The evolutionist has an explanation for each one, of course, carefully and diligently attempting to omit anything remotely Biblical, but in truth sounding more Biblical all the time, as seen in the “Live Science” report.
The Bible-believer and seeker can read the early chapters of Genesis with great confidence, knowing that there’s been a logical and inspiring explanation for all the fossil and geological evidence, all through the ages.