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Fossil Record, Time And The Flood.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:24 PM

Hi, digitalartist.



Actually, empirical fossilization rates of living species are preserved up to 99%. Should we also expect to see 99% of all extinct species in the fossil record as well.

http://www.answersin...s-fossil-record

Modern species are being fossilized through slow gradual rates in the present and the geologic column in the past is catastrophic, so past species should be more complete than modern species.


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The point was not about fossils per se but to the fact that if Noah had every type or even just the basic types of animals on the ark then those animals that are in the fossil record but considered extinct should be walking around some part of the world today.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:27 PM

Hmmm. I see a point here. I guess the problem would be in knowing what was actually on the ark. Of course there is another problem here as well. The division of species is a modern thing and it should be understood that such inconsistencies as wolves vs dogs might upset an attempt to determine what would logically have been eliminated. Suppose for instance there were dogs prior to the flood but Noah only preserved wolves... later after the flood the wolves could have respeciated dogs right? so in this case one would see dogs prior and after the flood giving an erronious looking fossil record?.


Perhaps but there should still be species such as dinosaurs or dinosaur like creatures that are walking around today.




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