Creation vs. Evolution II
by Ross L., Creation vs. Evolution II Team Member
In using fossils to determine the age of the earth, the special case of polystrate fossils needs to be considered. These fossils support the idea of a worldwide flood, for example, in the time of Noah.
What is a polystrate fossil?
The earth has a worldwide average of one inch of sediment deposited every thousand years (on land). So how do you account for a tree that is fossilized vertically through thousands of years of sediment? This is called a polystrate (many layers) fossil.
These polystrate fossils are evidence of a catastrophic flood. What else could have buried the trees so fast? Odds are it didnt sit there for 900,000 years while being slowly fossilized.
This web site is a 1999 ThinkQuest Entry. Questions or problems regarding this website should be directed to email@example.com .