Fossils, fossils, fossils!
There is just something about fossils that captivate the imagination. We make movies about them, write books about them, and search deep into the earth to find them. The most obvious, and exciting, fossil to find is a dinosaur. However, dinosaur fossils make up a very small fraction of the fossils found.
So today I’m going to talk about a completely different type of fossil. Soft tissue fossils! Not the soft tissue found inside dinosaurs, although I would love to go over that with you friends, perhaps next Fossil Friday. Today I want to talk about the type of soft tissue fossils that leave behind the patterns, and even on some occasions color pigmentations, of the creature fossilized.
The soft tissue of an animal, once dead, is the quickest part to decay. For these fossils to have been preserved the creatures must have been rapidly buried. Why is this a problem? Evolutionism needs the layers in the rock to have been laid down slowly, this is the basis for the belief in millions of years. In the places where we see these soft tissue fossils, the layers can not have taken hundreds, or thousands, of years to accumulate over the dead animals. If that was the case, we would expect to never find soft tissue, jellyfish, octopus, or squids fossilized.
Many secular scientists are now admitting that fossilization does not take millions of years and that fossils need to be buried quickly. These secularists are usually referred to as ‘neo-catastrophists’. The assumption then is that rather than one big flood, there were many small floods that created the fossils we see today. In this, the debate between evolutionism and creationism has the same evidence, a similar conclusion, but a difference in world views.
This is one of the reasons I wrote about Dr. Jason Lisle’s excellent book to help the Christian understand how to debate the world views. You can check that blog out HERE. I hope that you are blessed by these small examples of how we can confidently stand on Gods Word, even in a 2 Peter 3 world. As always, beloved, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.