Starting from the Biblical description of the Flood, this presentation is an overview of six easily-grasped, convincing, large-scale evidences for the Flood. Visit examples of fossils and rock layers from the Grand Canyon that can be found across the North American continent and beyond.
Dr. Andrew Snelling holds a PhD in geology from the University of Sydney, Australia. He serves as Answers in Genesis’ Director of Research and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Answers Research Journal.
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Fossils: Buried in the Flood, not Evolution over Millions of Years
Dr. Andrew A. Snelling
The rock layers are real and the fossils in them are real. There is an order to the rock layers and to the fossils. But the evolutionists only depict on their diagrams the fossils they claim to show evolution. But what do the fossils teach us?
God’s Word is the only reliable eyewitness account of the earth’s history, beginning with creation, corruption then catastrophe. The fossils show death and disease, so they had to form after the Curse during the Flood catastrophe.
Billions of dead things called fossils buried in rock layers laid down by water all over the earth. And the fossils had to form by virtually instantaneous burial, or otherwise the animals would have rotted or been eaten.
The fossils appear in the rock record fully formed and fully functioning, perfectly designed by their Creator with no supposed evolutionary ancestors. And we don’t find the supposed transitional fossils, the so-called “missing links” are missing, as even evolutionists testify.
Many varieties of fossil creatures are found, but only within their created kinds. And after appearing in the fossil record suddenly, each kind may vary but many varieties stay the same, many being the same today as their fossil representatives supposedly many millions of years old.
What we find is evidence of rapid mass destruction and burial on a global scale in a catastrophe (the Flood) in rock layers laid down by water even right across continents.
The fossil sequence order is therefore the order of burial during the Flood. We see the order in which pre-Flood ecosystems were progressively destroyed by the rising Flood waters and then buried in that order. And most of the fossil record is made of shallow water marine invertebrates such as clams and corals, buried all the way up through the rock record.
Even fossil burrows, footprints and eggs can be explained by the oscillating tidal levels of the flood waters. In fact, many footprints are found in the rock record supposedly millions of years before the animals that made them!
Then after the Flood animals migrated from the Ark landing site by traveling across land bridges during the post-Flood Ice Age when the sea level dropped by hundreds of metres, and/or were carried on floating vegetation mats left over from the Flood and especially due to post-flood local catastrophic floods.
So we can full explain the fossils and their order in the rock record based on God’s Word.
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