Whales in the Desert?

When the word Egypt is mentioned, several things can come to mind: Arid conditions, the Nile River, sand, Moses, God humiliating Pharaoh, a passel of whales  — wait, what? Sure. Things change over time. Indeed, the Sahara itself was once a nice place to go swimming.

Whales in the desert are not easily explained by uniformitarian dogma. Indeed, the Valley of the Whales signage uses the ludicrous “dies and sinks to the bottom” boilerplate story for fossilization. In this case there are numerous whales as well as other creatures.

Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), WikiComm / Guy Debonnet (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)

To have numerous well-preserved fossils (scientists can see what some had for last meals), it takes a catastrophic event. Creation science models of the Genesis Flood provide far better explanations than secular Just-So Stories. In fact, Flood geology here goes beyond fossilization and explains landforms as well.

In the grand scheme of evolution, the legs of land-based animals developed as they left the oceans. But some later lost these limbs when they chose to return to the ocean—among them whales. In terms of recording these alleged transitions, the WAH has been described as “the most important site in the world to demonstrate one of the iconic changes that make up the record of life on Earth.”  “An Egyptian desert, once an ocean, holds the secret to one of evolution’s most remarkable transformations.” 

To read the entire article, see "The Valley of the Whales — A famous desert—full of marine fossils!" Also of interest, "The Wet Climate of Ancient Egypt."