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Tanypteryx
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Message 93 of 1163 (786252)
06-19-2016 12:17 PM


Why are some fossils bone and some stone?
I think it is interesting that older vertebrate fossils found in lower strata are always stone and younger vertebrates found in upper strata are still bone.

These two animals were supposedly killed and buried by the same flood, so why aren't they both stone? Paleontology has a reasonable answer, but creationists, not so much.

I apologize for the poor quality of the images, they were made with my phone. They were taken at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, WY.

This museum was my first experience seeing a whole bunch of dinosaur fossils on display and they have a beautiful collection fossils of every sort imaginable, including an Archaeopteryx lithographica.


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Tanypteryx
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Message 114 of 1163 (786293)
06-19-2016 6:26 PM
Reply to: Message 111 by Faith
06-19-2016 4:29 PM


Re: The Redwall Limestone: A Case In Point
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.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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