Osedax Eating Holes in Uniformitarianism

Uniformitarianism, the belief that "the present is the key to the past", is based on the preconception that natural processes that we see today are the same as they were in the distant past. There is little or no room for global catastrophes like Noah's Flood. Difficulties for this viewpoint continue to crop up, however. For instance, the osedax worm eats the bones of dead things. Many fossilized organisms have been found with bore holes from the worms. This indicates that burial and fossilization had to have been rapid, not gradual.
Osedax worms—also called "zombie" worms—live off the bones of dead creatures. Several species of Osedax surfaced in Monterey Bay, California, in 2002, and evidence of them has now been found in the Mediterranean in a fossilized whale bone. These bone-destroying worms have evidently existed across the globe as long as animals have, which raises a question: If the fossilization of bones requires vast timespans, why didn't Osedax consume them before they could be mineralized?

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