A christian response to radiometric dating
This occurs when fossils pronounced ‘ancestral’ based on morphology are thought to be much older than the evolutionary fossil dating indicates. v=Xfu BREMXxts ) Usually, a ghost lineage is assumed to have undergone ‘evolutionary stasis’ during the period for which there is no fossil evidence for its existence.
The colored items are the animals we know about, the uncolored ones are the ghosts filled it to make the leap from one to another. But evolutionary stasis is itself a vacuous oxymoron seemingly designed just to keep people thinking that evolution explains all change, including no change.[ix] Sometimes, however, some gaps are so large that filling it with one species is not enough.
The very earliest that evolutionists would tolerate anything even remotely like a seed-bearing plant is the late Devonian, around 380 million years ago.
The very earliest that evolutionists would even consider anything remotely like a seed-bearing plant is the late Devonian, around 380 million years ago.
).[v] Pollen, and many other fossils dramatically ‘out of place’ in relation to evolution’s supposed ‘timeline’, present a major problem to defenders of Darwin’s ideas.
There is a rationalization commonly used by evolutionists that can accommodate practically any fossil pattern into the evolutionary story—ghost lineages:[vi] “ [emphasis added].”[viii] Ghost lineages are fossil lineages extended millions of years before the oldest find of a particular fossil.
Now the question is how I am going to tie the three topics above into a coherent theme- just watch or rather read on.
Researchers have reported finding several types of pollen from flowering plants in ‘dinosaur rock’ (Middle Triassic).[iii] On the evolutionary timeline this puts the origin of flowering plants ‘100 million years earlier’ than previously accepted.
However, describing the distribution of fossils in time is completely different—it is natural history. Reconstructing said history involves more than just what we directly observe in the rocks.
Natural history is also bound up with the starting assumptions (or axioms) one brings to the investigation.
) on Day 3 of Creation Week actually predated the creation of dinosaurs on Day 6.
Unfortunately the rock strata with its variety of fossils do not follow the order generally accepted appearance of extinction over billions of years as the evolutionary paradigm would claim, instead it more closely reflects the order of burial during and since the global Flood of Noah’s day (Genesis 6–9; cf. Now as usual we will not deal with the inaccuracies of the evolutionary concept of Millions of Years Ago (mya), because in this instance it helps us to point out how far wrong their thinking is.