‘Impossible’ fossils cast doubt on evolution
By Michael Ashcraft and Mark Ellis
A handprint, a finger, a footprint and a hammer are part of a growing number of “impossible fossils” – so called because they upend the evolutionary timetable and puncture the theory of evolution.
A handprint in limestone from the Cretaceous Era – 110 million years ago – was found near Weatherford, Texas, in the 1970s. It is on display at the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose, Texas.
Either human-like creatures were on earth much earlier than thought, or the dating methods are flawed and the earth is much younger than most scientists will admit.
A fossilized human finger also from the Cretaceous Era was found also in the 1970s in the Commanche Peak Limestone formation in Texas and is on display at the Creation Evidence Museum. The fact that flesh has been fossilized (normally only bones make it through millennia as fossils) could result from instant entombment in mud (from a huge flood, for example).
A footprint – known as the Burdick Track – was found again in Cretaceous limestone in the Cross Branch stratum, a tributary to the Paluxy River in Glen Rose, Texas.
Staunch evolutionists have worked vigorously to poke holes in the credibility of these discoveries – with good reason, because they poke holes in the theory of evolution. The extent to which they defend a pet theory in spite of discrediting discoveries reveals a lack of scientific integrity, many believe.
“These amazing fossilized imprints/remains have left the scientific community scratching their heads,” said Mihai Andrei on ZME Science, himself no creationist.
Another footprint – called the Alvis Delk Cretaceous Footprint – is even more intriguing because it is intersected by the footprint of an Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur print. This suggests that dinosaurs and man walked the Earth at the same time. The infrequency of such intersections in fossils makes sense: humans tried to stay away from the fearsome animals.
“Human footprints in geologically ancient strata would indeed call into doubt many conventional geological concepts,” wrote James Stewart Monroe, a professor emeritus of Geology at Central Michigan University, in Journal of Geological Education (source Creation Evidence Museum website).
The so-called “London hammer” is a relic that pre-dates human history, according to current models. It was discovered by Max and Emma Hahn in 1936 on a walk. The old hammer was so strange that they submitted to scientists for examination. It was found to be 400 million years old.
Again Mihai Andrei observed: “Creationists were all over this.” Andrei writes from the perspective of marveling over the mysteries of science, not from the point of view of any model of the origins of the world or of animal life.
The existence and validation of such “impossible fossils” is worth further scientific examination. As Bill Nye “The Science Guy” said in his 2014 debate against Creationist Ken Ham that for him to lose faith in evolution, “We would just need one piece of evidence. We would need the fossil that swam from one layer to another.”
A salvo of criticism rained down on Nye for participating in the debate because it “gave legitimacy” to a position evolutionists regard as untenable.
“If Nye wants to further acceptance of evolution, he should just continue to write and talk about the issue on his own, and not debate creationists,” said Evolutionary Professor Jerry Coyne of the University of Chicago, as quoted in the Christian Post. “By so doing, he gives them credibility simply by appearing beside them on the platform.”
Ham responds that suppressing such academic debate is more in the spirit of the Inquisition than in the spirit of inquiry.
“I believe there’s a censorship going on in our culture, if you notice in response to Bill Nye agreeing to do this, which I admire him for doing, that there’s a number of the aggressive atheists saying he shouldn’t be debating, it gives creationists a platform it, it legitimizes their view,” Ham said in MSNBC online. “He’s out there making public statements about evolution about creation, well why can’t we have public discussion about it? I think one of the greatest things that comes out of it, is that people start talking about this topic, and are challenged by it, and go do some research on their own.”
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