Here you will learn the truth about the evolutionary hoax in the fossils (paleontology) and the sedimentary rock strata (historical geology). Evolutionary theory is a myth. The truth is that God created everything; the evidence clearly points to it. Nothing else can explain the mountain of evidence. This is science vs. evolution—a Creation-Evolution Encyclopedia, brought to you by Creation Science Facts.
CONTENT: Fossils and Strata: 1
Time to Tell the Truth: It is time to expose the fossil and strata hoax
Background of the Theory: Some facts you should know
Is Enough Evidence Available?: Literally millions of fossils have been found and identified—yet all are distinct species
Dating the Strata and Fossils: The circular reasoning used to date the rocks by the fossils and the fossils by the rocks—and all of it by a theory
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FOSSILS AND STRATA, from which these facts are summarized. An
asterisk ( * ) by a name indicates that person is not known to be a creationist.
Of over 4,000 quotations in the set of books this Encyclopedia
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, only 164 statements are by creationists.
It is time to expose the fossil and strata hoax.
It is astounding that the evolutionists dare to trumpet the statement that the fossils in the rock strata prove that evolution has occurred over millions of years in the past—when the truth is that researchers have not found one evidence that any evolutionary changes in plants and animals has ever occurred!
In addition, another startling fact is that neither the rocks nor the sedimentary strata support the theory that long ages of time have existed on our planet!
The public must be told the true facts. Here is a brief overview of those
facts. Far more will be found in our book, Fossils and Strata.
The evolutionists' problem is to explain away the fact that what we learn from the strata points to the Genesis Flood, and the fossils themselves clearly disprove species evolution.
The evolutionists' solution has been to invent a timing sequence that is pure theory and has no relation to reality. Consider these facts:
Some facts you should know.
Fossils and strata. Fossil remains provide evolutionists with their only real evidence that evolution might have occurred in the distant past. Yet there is an astounding amount of evidence to disprove their claims.
Fossils are the remains of living creatures, both plants and animals. These fossil remains may include shells, teeth, bones, entire skeletons, footprints, bird tracks, tail marks, or rain drops. They are found in sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rock is composed of compacted sediments (sand, gravel, clay, etc.) laid down by flood waters, which have hardened into layers of stone piled up like a layered cake. Sedimentary rock is fossil bearing or fossiliferous rock.—pp. 13, 15.
Extremely important. Fossils are extremely important because they ought to provide evolutionists with all the evidence needed to show that one species has evolved into another.
Fossil evidence reveals whether evolution has occurred in the past. Genetic and mutational facts reveal whether it can occur now. (Genetics was discussed in DNA and Cells, and mutations in Mutations.)
Evidence from genetics and mutations shows that no evolution is occurring today.
Evidence from fossils is all the evolutionists have left! And, in this present article, we will find that no animals have changed into others at any time in the past.—pp. 15, 17.
Uniformitarianism. This, a basic theory of evolution, teaches that everything has occurred in the past just the way it occurs today. In other words, evolutionists maintain there have never been any catastrophes in the past, i.e., no great Flood which caused the strata and buried the plants and animals fossilized within it. But the evidence shown in this article clearly disproves that theory.—pp. 17-18.
The Cambrian explosion. This is a key factor. At the very bottom of the strata (which is presumed to be the oldest) is the Cambrian level. Many types of fossils are suddenly found there. Many of them (including the trilobite, which is quite common on that level) are very complex. The trilobite has a very complex lens system in its eye.
Evolutionary theory requires that there only be one or two species in the bottom fossil level, yet what we find agrees instead with the Genesis Flood.—p. 18.
The Genesis Flood. The solution to the mystery of the rock strata, and the fossils in them, is to be found in the first book in the Bible: Genesis, chapters 6 to 9. A sudden, worldwide Flood occurred which laid down the mud and sediment and buried the plants and animals in it.
First, in the lowest strata, the slow moving creatures were buried; then, in higher layers, faster moving creatures. This explains why larger, stronger creatures are in the upper levels. It also explains why remains of humans are rarely found in the strata: They were able to run to the tops of the mountains and were drowned above the laid-down sediments.—pp. 18-19.
Literally millions of fossils have been found and identified—yet all are distinct species.
This is a crucial question: Is enough fossil and strata evidence available to enable us to definitively arrive at answers?
Yes there is! According to *Kier, there are over 100 million fossils housed in museums and other collections! Geologists have been digging them out of the ground since the early 19th century.
If the evidence supporting evolutionary claims existed, it ought to have been discovered by now!
By the present time, the transitional forms (the halfway species between one species and the other it evolved into) ought to have been found. But such evidence does not exist.
Gish says that evolutionists maintain that it takes 100 million years to evolve a fish. Therefore, there ought to be thousands of transitional forms, halfway between the fish and what it evolved from.
For example, evolutionists teach that a land animal, such as a cow, went into the ocean and changed into a whale. (Don't laugh; that is what they believe.) But that would mean we ought to have thousands of halfway species between the two—but such creatures are not to be found in the fossil record or in the oceans today.—pp. 19-20.
The circular reasoning used to date the rocks by the fossils and the fossils by the rocks—and all of it by a theory.
How are the rocks and fossils dated? Read anything on the subject by evolutionists, and you will quickly learn that the one obvious proof that the strata and fossils must be so ancient—is the fact that the strata all have dates going back into the multimillions of years!
Okay, but now let us go deeper into the matter: Exactly how are the strata and fossils dated?
Let me tell you in just one sentence: Evolutionary scientists dated the rocks from the fossils, and then dated the fossils from their theories! And they decided on nearly all those dates over a century ago—when only a few fossils had been found!
That may seem astounding, but it is true.—p. 20.
Real history. Real history only goes back about 4,500 years. Everything before that is guesswork. We know that to be true because the various ancient dating methods (C14, radiodating, etc.) have severe inherent dating flaws. (See Dating of Time in Evolution and The Truth about Archaeological Dating.)—p. 20.
Not dated by appearance. The strata are not dated by appearance, for various types of rocks, of all levels and "ages," may be found in strata. They are not dated by their mineral, metallic, or petroleum content.—p. 20.
Not dated by location. The strata are not dated by where they are found or by their structure, breaks, faults, or folds.—p. 20.
Not dated by vertical location. The rocks are not dated by their sequence in the strata, for "younger" strata may be below "older" strata.—pp. 20-21.
Not dated by radioactivity. To anyone familiar with the fact that radiodating dates are wildly inconsistent, it should come as no surprise that strata dates are not obtained by radiodating. (See Dating of Time in Evolution for more on that.)—p. 21.
Are the rocks dated by fossils? That is about all that is left,—yet the same fossils are found in many different strata! A full 99.8 percent of the fossils are useless for dating, because they are in so many different strata.
How then are the rocks dated?—pp. 21-23.
Rocks are dated by index fossils. It may seem incredible that all evolutionary geology is keyed to a few fossils, but it is true. In every strata, there are a few fossils which are mainly found in that one strata. The strata is then dated according to those index fossils.
That may seem like going out on the limb quite a bit, but it does seem sort of scientific. Okay, everything is dated by a certain few fossils.
But, wait a minute! How did the evolutionists decide what dates to apply to those index fossils?
They are dated by a theory!—p. 21.
Fossils dated by a theory. There is no way to tell the age of a certain fossil—any fossil. No possible way. The evolutionists do not even try to do so. Instead, they date the fossils by their theory of how old they think the fossils and those strata should be!
The whole idea of "index fossils" is a charade to hide the fact that each strata, and everything in it, is assigned an arbitrary date—according to what men imagine it ought to be!
(It is revealing that, every few years, another "index fossil" is found to be alive today! Then it must be removed from the "index fossil" list, since index fossils are supposed to have died out at a certain ancient date. Many of the index fossils are trilobites, tiny ancient sea creatures, generally less than an inch in length.)—pp. 21, 23.
Circular reasoning. Although it is called "fossil evidence," circular reasoning is the basis of the evidence used to prove evolution to be true.
Every thinking person knows that fossil evidence is supposed to be the primary basis for evolution. Yet we find that it is based on circular reasoning: They use their theory of rock strata to date the fossils, and then use their theory of fossils to date the strata!
Although it is called "survival of the fittest," circular reasoning is also the basis of the means, or mechanism, by which evolution is supposed to occur.
The fittest survive because they are fittest or, to say it another way, the survivors survive because they survive; therefore they are the fittest. But all they do is survive; they do not evolve into something different!—pp. 23, 25.
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