Re: [asa] AIG blurb on fossilization

From: Michael Roberts <>
Date: Sat Feb 24 2007 - 16:11:54 EST

When Darwin visited Cape Verde in Jan 1832 as well as looking at volcanic rocks - and he was well-trained by Adam Sedgwick, he found a conglomerate on the shore containing bricks and bolts of iron (Volcanic Islands 1844 p22). In his actual notes to be found in Cambridge Univ library he said this very new conglomerate was as hard as Old Red conglomerate on Anglesey (which hurt my arm when I hit it with a hammer!)

So dear Ken, this is old hat and even Darwin knew all about this type of thing.

What does AIG say of the Swordfish formation in the Black Hills - so soft that you collect it in plastic bags despite its Triassic age. Also in the Black Hills is an incredibly hard recent red sediment, suitable for building stones

As usual; misrepresentation of the first order

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Carol or John Burgeson
  Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 7:40 PM
  Subject: [asa] AIG blurb on fossilization

  Without comment, here is what AIG said this week:

  Q: A fossil clock-what does it mean?

  A: Because of the intense evolutionary indoctrination we've all received, most people assume that it takes millions of years for sediment-like sand or mud-to harden into rock. But given the right ingredients, this can actually happen quickly. Mixing cement is an obvious example, by the way.

  On our website, we showed the picture of the mechanism of a clock encased in solid rock, along with sea shells. Of course, no one believes this clock was made millions of years ago. The clock was found in 1975 near a jetty at Westport, Washington. We know that there have been many shipwrecks in this area.

  Obviously, the right mix of sand and other substances hardened around this clock, making it look like a clock in hard rock!

  There's really nothing spectacular about this at all-these sorts of things happen all the time in different parts of the world. But the average person doesn't usually hear about them, and thus they go on thinking that rocks and fossils must take millions of years to form.

  This "clock in the rock" will eventually be displayed in our Creation Museum near Cincinnati, where we'll be teaching people the truth about the history of the world . according to the Bible.


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