But from the Flood point of view there can only be mechanical reasons for the supposed order, the order can only be an illusion of some sort, and until the mechanical explanations are better understood there is nothing to say about it.
Well, we know that there is no such thing as mechanical reasons for the order of fossils in the fossil record. We know how floods actually mechanically sort objects carried in the flood waters and it is nothing like the fossils in the strata.
The mechanical explanations proposed by floodists are the illusion. Paleontology and geology have perfect explanations for the evidence.Science fits all the pieces together perfectly and leaves the biblical flood story nothing more than a childish myth.
But we have plenty of other arguments that support the Flood so we don't need to have an answer to everything. I already said this more than once on this thread starting with my very first post on the subject.
It turns out that all your other arguments are so riddled with flaws that they don't support anything. Whole college libraries are full of our evidence and descriptions of fossils, but oddly enough none of those descriptions and none of the evidence contains any of the hairbrained YEC excuses for a lack of explanations.
That is the "Great Creationist Fossil Failure", no coherent explanation of anything.
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