Category Archives: Geology

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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Mineralogy: A World of Law and Beauty

When you think of minerals, you may think of the breakfast components you read on the back of the cereal box. This blog however, is a discussion about minerals like garnet, amethyst, diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire, opal, topaz, turquoise, and … Continue reading

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Patterns in the Fossil Record, Part 2

Balancing extremes A general note of caution is necessary in the discussion of patterns in the fossil record. As with many other aspects of the natural world, the complexity that we find in this field of study tends to transcend … Continue reading

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Patterns in the fossil record, part 1

Fossils are remains of organisms or traces of their activity preserved in the rock record. The scientific significance of fossils is truly remarkable, because they represent the only available archive of past forms of life. Through fossils, not only can … Continue reading

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