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Friday, December 20, 2013

Stromatolites Confound Evolution, Affirm Creation

Some evolutionists postulate that stromatolites are an instance of the earliest life forms on Earth. (There are astrobiologists who hope to find the same things on Mars.) Unfortunately for them, the things they consider to be evidence in favor of evolution cause more problems than they solve.

Some evolutionists postulate that stromatolites are an instance of the earliest life forms on Earth. Actually, they foul up the evolutionary timeline and give support to the Genesis Flood model.
Wikimedia Commons / Didier Descouins
Not only are microbially induced sedimentary structures remarkably the same today as they were in their multi-billion-year alleged history, they foul up the evolutionary timeline. And give support to the Noachian Flood model.
Microbially induced sedimentary structures (MISS) in ancient Australian Archean rock match marks made by modern microbes.
Strolling along the Dresser Formation in Western Australia, geobiologist Nora Noffke noticed that ancient Archean rocks were tattooed with familiar markings. The marks were identical to those made by mats of modern microbes as they interact with sediment that accumulates on top of them. Noffke is an expert on such microbially induced sedimentary structures (MISS). Her subsequent study, published in the journal Astrobiology, has implications for the origin of life on earth and for the search for life on Mars.
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The cell structures of the microbes themselves are not preserved in MISS. Instead, MISS are “large scale structures that the microbes constructed before they died,” explains coauthor David Wacey of the University of Western Australia. “We see tufts and wrinkles and — when we look down the microscope — we see filaments tangled in sand grains. We are also seeing organic material which are the actual microbes but they are decomposed to the point that we cannot see an actual cell. You just see a mass of carbon-rich material.” Still, these are “possibly the oldest signs of life on Earth,” Wacey says.
You can finish reading "First Life on Earth", here. You may be interested in a much more technical article as well, "Survey of Microbial Composition and Mechanisms of Living Stromatolites of the Bahamas and Australia: Developing Criteria to Determine the Biogenicity of Fossil Stromatolites".

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