Category Archives: Fossils

Pterosaurs of the Triassic: An Update

This post complements an article that was originally written in 2014, and can be found here. Since then, there have been some interesting developments in the area of Triassic pterosaurs that are worth mentioning, the most important being the recent … Continue reading

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Is there biological evidence of life’s recent creation?

During one of my frequent visits to the office of my high school headmaster, his individual tutelage yielded a life lesson that I’ve never forgotten. His exact words were, “You think you’re right!” Of course I thought I was right, … Continue reading

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Archaeopteryx: Bird or Reptile? Or Not?

Archaeopteryx is arguably the most famous fossil ever discovered. It has a mixture of bird-like and reptile-like traits, and was first reported only two years after Charles Darwin published his book, The Origin of Species. Since then, another eleven Archaeopteryx … Continue reading

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Preservation of Dinosaur Soft Tissue: An Update

“You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” This verse from Genesis 3 captures very well the fate of beautifully designed organisms after the entrance of sin into the world. But how long does it take for the organic … Continue reading

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Homo naledi: An update

This blog post complements a piece written for the GRI blog on October 2015, linked here. Two important papers were published in May 2017, warranting an update on the subject of Homo naledi. The first publication [1] reports the discovery … Continue reading

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What is the evidence for a large asteroid impact at the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary?

The hypothesis of a large meteorite impacting the surface of the Earth at the end of the Cretaceous was introduced almost four decades ago.[1] In the ensuing years, the geologic community gathered a large body of data in support of … Continue reading

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Fossils of the Galápagos: A review with implications for creationist models

Volcanic outcrops in the Galápagos Archipelago do not appear to provide the wealth of specimens found in other fossil-rich localities around the world. However, fossils are indeed present in the Galápagos Islands. This brief review addresses the where, what, when, … Continue reading

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