Category Archives: Geological Column

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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Cambrian explosion and Darwin’s doubt

The most significant and striking pattern in the fossil record may well be the dramatic change in the types of fossils as one moves upward from the Precambrian layers to the Cambrian. Precambrian rocks have some microfossils, with relatively few … Continue reading

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Flat Gaps challenge long Geologic Ages

Did life slowly evolve over billions of years as suggested by evolutionary theory, or was it created recently by God, just a few thousand years ago as indicated in the Bible?  The flat gaps in the sedimentary rocks of the … Continue reading

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Climbing up and down through the fossil record

     Doesn’t the order of fossils in rock layers demonstrate evolution from simple to complex organisms? With invertebrates the data are ambiguous; the best case for increasing complexity can be made with vertebrate fossils and plants. However, there are … Continue reading

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