Explain fossil dating

08-Nov-2014 18:59

The more we investigate the fossil record, the larger fossil ranges tend to get.

adds to this trend by extending the known fossil range of shrimps and prawns from the early Triassic (‘dated’ by uniformitarians to 245 Ma) to late Devonian (360 Ma), completely skipping the Carboniferous and Permian geologic ‘ages’.

This is one more case of “evolutionary stasis”, which is a contradiction in terms that mean “change that stays the same”.

As such, “evolutionary stasis” is a meaningless concept; you can convey the meaning properly by simply calling it .

However, one looks in vain in either the popular reports or the original research to find justification for this statement.

Does the claimed age of the fossil tell us something new about the evolution of decapods?

This is a 115-million-year extension in fossil range on the basis of !

This is one more, particularly extreme, example of a progressive randomization of the fossil record.

Lead researcher Rodney Feldmann pointed out that the exceptional preservation of the muscles in the fossil points to rapid burial: “When the animal died, it came to rest on the seafloor.

The muscles then were preserved by a combination of acidic waters and a low oxygen content as the animal was buried rapidly.” In order to preserve the muscles, they had to be permineralized quickly: “Under conditions of low p H and anoxia, it has been estimated that phosphatization of the soft tissue will occur within a few weeks.” Rapid burial and permineralization is completely consistent with a Flood setting.

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