Fossils too fine to be so Old

Fossils are everywhere, most of which are marine plants and critters. Many people find are unimpressive. The old story of how a fossil is formed is probably believed only by the most obstreperous secularist who is determined to keep the faith of deep time.

To become a fossil, the organism needs to be rapidly buried. More and more fossils are being discovered that are pristine and reveal details of the creature. Obviously no fossils are forming today, but technology has greatly improved for analysis. Somehow, secularists insist that these things are very old.

Snail on mushroom, Unsplash / Krzysztof Niewolny
Study on it. Fossils are supposedly millions, even billions, of years old, but they are in fabulous condition. Delicate organisms such as snails have been fossilized (the shells having essentially the same minerals as those found today). Watch for rescuing devices to avoid evidence for the global Genesis Flood or recent creation. Don't get me started on soft tissues...
After an animal dies, does it become a fossil? Not usually. Its remains are quickly consumed by other organisms, including worms and bacteria. Marine organisms are often consumed on the way down, and if they reach the ocean floor, there are plentiful microbes to make use of the organic remains. Otherwise, wouldn’t whale carcasses pile up on the ocean floor after millions of years? After so much time, why don’t we see stacks of whales, fish, turtles and sharks hundreds of feet deep at the bottom of the sea? Even shipwrecks have a finite existence. The Titanic is being consumed in our own lifetimes by rust-eating bacteria.

To read the rest, see "Can Pristine Fossils Be Old?"