Category Archives: Geological Column

The Cenozoic

The Cenozoic is the uppermost of the three major divisions of the Phanerozoic, the other two being the Mesozoic and Paleozoic (Fig. 1). The term Cenozoic (or Cainozoic) means “recent life”, implying that the fossils encountered in these layers are … Continue reading

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The Mesozoic

Few things in science evoke more interest in children than dinosaurs. Books, films, toys, etc. continue to fuel kids’ interest in the very alien world of our past, yet few Christians know how to respond to their children’s curiosity in a way that is both biblically sound and scientifically accurate. Although a full discussion of the fossils in Mesozoic rocks would require several volumes, a brief synopsis is presented here along with some creationist reflections for those who are interested – parents or otherwise. Continue reading

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The Paleozoic Rock Record: A Broad Overview of Features and Trends

The rocks of the Earth are like pages of a history book containing information about the past. Geologists who enjoy reading this “book” have found that it consists of two “volumes:” the first, named Precambrian, is mostly devoid of macroscopic … Continue reading

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THE PRECAMBRIAN: Part 3 of 3

Because the Precambrian part of geologic history covers so much material, the discussion is split into three parts with this being the third. Here is a summary of the three sections: The first section summarizes the standard model for formation … Continue reading

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THE PRECAMBRIAN: Part 2 of 3

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Because the Precambrian part of geologic history covers so much material, the discussion is split into three parts with this being the second. Here is a summary of the three sections:

The first section summarizes the standard model for formation of the Universe, Solar System and Earth, Moon, oceans, continents, and plate tectonics.
This second section describes Precambrian rock exposures, as well as the atmosphere, climate, and Precambrian life. Many illustrative pictures are included. Design examples and creationist ideas are interspersed throughout.
The third section provides two perspectives suggested by creationists: (1) a young universe and life and (2) old inorganic material, but young life. Continue reading

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THE PRECAMBRIAN: Part 1 of 3

SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE TALK ABOUT THE EARLY EARTH   INTRODUCTION How does one relate the standard scientific model to that presented in the Bible for the history of the Universe and Earth? This does not have an easy answer, … Continue reading

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Traces of life from Archean rocks: evidence and challenges

The rocks found on the surface of the Earth did not form all at the same time. Geologists schematize this different order of formation using a column, of which the lower layers represent older rocks and top layers represent younger … Continue reading

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