Fossils—Evidence of the Flood

by Ken Ham
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Tour most museums or open almost all geology textbooks, and you’ll see fossils presented through one lens: they were deposited slowly and gradually over millions of years. But there’s an entirely different way of looking at fossils that actually explains what we observe—the global flood of Noah’s day.

In a biblical worldview, fossils are not the result of millions of years of slow and gradual processes. Most were rapidly buried during the yearlong flood. This rapid, catastrophic burial explains the geological features we see:

  • Preservation of soft parts and creatures like jellyfish that have no hard parts.
  • Soft tissue in dinosaur bones.
  • Massive fossil graveyards where land and sea creatures are buried together.
  • Exquisite details preserved.
  • Fossilized tracks preserved before the fossil of the creature itself.
  • The order in the fossil record. As the waters rose, successive environments were buried.
  • The sheer number of fossils—billions and billions, mostly marine creatures.

Fossils are a fascinating topic and remind us of the truth of God’s Word. And you can learn more about fossils in a hands-on way—by looking for them yourself! Answers in Genesis’ geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling is leading a fossil hunting expedition at Caesar Creek Lake in Ohio (about 75 minutes from the Creation Museum) on September 22, 2018. You’ll get to search for fossils while learning about geology from a leading creation geologist, surrounded by God’s beautiful creation. It’s an exciting event because you never know what you’re going to find.

Learn more and register today at

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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