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Problems in the Geologic Column

24 Aug

A major problem for the evolutionary theory would occur if the geologic column could be shown to be thousands and not millions of years old. Indeed, the theory of evolution requires great ages of time in order to occur at all. If it could be proved the ages do not exist, then the theory would collapse under the weight of evidence for special creation, for each layer of the geologic column represents millions of years to evolutionists. Shorten the time needed to compile each layer and evolution simply runs out of time.

Paleontologists have long operated under the assumption that the layers of the geologic column represented millions of years old. A problem with this conclusion has more recently come to light in that proteins, DNA and cell tissue have been found among some fossil remains. In fact, whole organisms have been discovered sealed in the amber deposits. Why would this be a problem? Fresh tissue and living cells cannot possibly be millions of years old. The fact is that there is a “shelf-life” of proteins found in bone tissue that cannot exceed a few hundred thousand years[1]

Dinosaur eggs with live protein. (Image from Google Images)

Dinosaur eggs with live protein.
(Image from Google Images)

One of the most telling discoveries has been in China where sauropod dinosaur eggs found in the Lufeng Formation, a flood deposited rock layer below the Jurassic layer in the geologic column. These eggs contain remnants of protein within their tiny embryonic bones! How could this be possible if these creatures were supposed to have lived hundreds of millions of years ago? These are the creatures that evolutions claim evolved into the dinosaurs of the Jurassic age. Yet, the proteins found inside the tine embryonic bones in the eggs couldn’t be more than a few hundred thousand years old. Where’s the time necessary for evolution to work?

Another problem with the geologic column is found in the fact that so many fossils are mixed together with other fossils that shouldn’t be together. For example, Wilfred Francis, M.Sc, Ph.D, discovered some interesting fossil deposits among the Amber beds of Poland:

“Within the lumps of amber are found insects, snails, coral and small portions of plant life. These are of modern type that are now found in both tropical and cold temperature regions. Pine leaves are present, of the types now growing in Japan and North America…”[2]

So, not only are fossils from cold and tropical regions mixed together, but coral is found in amber, as well! If amber is formed from tree resin, how could coral from beneath the sea be found in amber? If uniformitarianism is an accurate indicator for the fossil record, why would we find coral in the Amber beds of Poland?


[1] Buckley, M., et al. 2008. Comment on “Protein Sequences from Mastodon and Tyrannosaurus rex Revealed by Mass Spectrometry.” Science. 319 (5859): 33c.

[2] Wilfred Francis, Coal: Its Formation and Composition, page 17-18.

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