Fast Fossilization Defies Deep Time

The standard deep time story about fossilization includes elements of something dying, sinking, getting covered, and then over millions of magical Darwin years later, it became permineralized (minerals seep in and make a cast of the organism), and then someone finds it. Sounds nice, but if you have your Charles Darwin Club Secret Decoder Ring™ handy, you'll learn that the story above is just that — a story. It doesn't work that way in real life. Especially when paleontologists are finding an increasing number of well-preserved specimens that include delicate parts.

The other morning, I noticed a clump of mushrooms had sprung up in some wood chips in the yard, but not as impressive as those pictured below. (I ain't eating them without a mycologist giving me the go ahead, though.) Went back a couple of days later, and they were scattered. People kicked at them, animals frolicked, whatever. They're delicate. If you pay attention, you'll suddenly notice wild fungi popping up, then fading away in a short time, even if they're left alone.

Mushrooms are delicate, so having one well-preserved as a fossil is amazing
Credit: Freeimages / Alan Belmer
I had a joke about mushrooms, but it y'all might find it to be in spore taste —

"Stop that, Cowboy Bob!"

Here is an article about three delicate, well-preserved items in fossils that fly in the face of standard secular mythologies, instead supporting rapid burial, which is necessary for fossilization. Then they stayed put for all those Darwin years while massive geological changes happened around then? Not hardly! 

We have billions of fossils all over the world. Secularists have implausible stories, but the logical explanation of such fossilization is the global Genesis Flood — which means fossils did not take millions or billions of years to form, so the earth is not billions of years old. To read about these three quick but lasting impressions, click on "A Bird, a Mushroom, and a Fly Fossilized Fast".