Re: [asa] AIG blurb on fossilization

From: James Mahaffy <>
Date: Mon Feb 26 2007 - 18:17:59 EST


Can you tell me the formation of the red rock in the Black Hills.

I haven't looked closely at the Black Hills, but I know something about
in this area and the red rock sounds like Sioux Quartzite (which is

In Iowa we have both some shaley limestones in the Devonian (Cerro
Garbo formation)
and very soft limestone (St Genevieve) in the Mississippi. In both
the rocks are soft enough that the fossils tend to weather out almost

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>>> On 2/24/2007 at 3:11 PM, in message
<>, "Michael Roberts"
<> wrote:an
. Also in the 
> Black Hills is an incredibly hard recent red sediment, suitable for
> stones
> As usual; misrepresentation of the first order
> Michael
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Carol or John Burgeson 
>   To: 
>   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
> 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
> happen quickly. Mixing cement is an obvious example, by the way.
>   On our website, we showed the picture of the mechanism of a clock
> in solid rock, along with sea shells. Of course, no one believes this
> 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
> 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
> happen all the time in different parts of the world. But the average
> 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
> Museum near Cincinnati, where we'll be teaching people the truth
about the 
> history of the world . according to the Bible.
>   Burgy
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