Re: Fossil Scenario (was Limits of Kinds)

Glenn Morton (
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 06:12:43 -0600

At 09:37 PM 11/19/97 -0600, Karen G. Jensen wrote:
>Hi Glenn,
>It took me a week to catch up here, you go so fast!

Life is very short; if one wants to accomplish anything he better go fast

>The observed fossil order would seem to support single cell to man
>(assuming there were good transition forms) _if_ the geological record was
>indeed deposited over millions of years. If, however, there is strong
>evidence for rapid sedimentation of each layer, and additional evidence for
>a rapid succession of formations, then the fossil sequence must be
>explained by something other than generations of ancestors and descendants.

But there are animal burrows in nearly every geologic layer. That is
evidence of slow deposition in every layer. There are mud cracks and salt in
many of the layers. How do you deposit salt in a global flood?

>If it were special creation mimicking evolution, I would expect more
>stratigraphically significant morphological series (transition forms) and
>less abrupt appearances and long stratigraphic ranges (stasis of kinds).
>The observed pattern, with stasis of kinds and paucity of transitions,

I would point you once again to the transitional forms article on my web
page. You seem to want to avoid that.

>Thankfully, on the internet, we can take stabs at each other's views
>without hurting anyone!

People can do it in person. Art and I do it often across a table.


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