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The Great Dinosaur Mistake

A Little More Evidence

Strong evidence has been found to show that rapid burial is required. Found in the so-called Pennsylvania strata are fish which show scales and other soft parts fossilized in addition to the bones. Several scientists conducted an experiment to see how long a fish could be buried and still have soft parts preserved for fossilization. They took several fish that had recently died and buried them in cages in the mud. After six days the cages were pulled out of the mud and the remains were examined.

There were no soft parts. In fact the bones were no longer found in position of growth. Instead they were simply piles of bones. All this happened in just six days. That means that to be fossilized with soft parts included, a fish must be buried very rapidly.

The same is true of the many leaves and parts of plants we find in the fossil record. These, too, require rapid burial for delicate parts to be preserved.

In the Joggins Forest, Nova Scotia, we find another problem. Fossilized trees cut across several layers of strata. Could these trees have lived through several thousand years of local cataclysms and burial of fossils as the evolutionary model requires? All evidence points to the contrary. Several trees have been found which cross many layers of strata, and some of these trees are upside down with the roots of the tree on top and the limbs on the bottom. Certainly they did not grow this way but were uprooted and buried. In the fossil trees we find strong evidence of water burial since several varieties of ancient marine creatures have been identified in the fossil wood. Such a discovery requires the conclusion that these trees were washed in by water and submerged; this is not a forest which grew and was buried and fossilized where it grew.

All of these considerations require rapid burial in a great global cataclysm. That is exactly what we find described in the Bible, forty days of rapid flooding conditions all over the earth. The strong arguments in favor of this concept are built upon persuasive physical evidence that such an event did destroy all of the animals and plants in the past.

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