How Are Fossils Formed?

Fossils Can Form Quickly

While scientists are still trying to sort out the complex details about fossilization, one fact is undisputed: it can be amazingly fast. Massive catastrophes like Noah’s Flood would produce the conditions necessary to quickly bury and protect creatures so that they can fossilize.

Fossil Leaves

Normally leaves shrivel up soon after they die. So why do we find so many leaves so well preserved worldwide—even flatter than they are in life? A unique combination of events, unlike anything we see today, would make this “wonder” possible.

Petrified Animals

A team examining a fossil deposit in the Canadian Rockies has determined that the fossil “bonanza” was buried by a rapid, muddy “miracle of preservation.” The researchers concluded that the deposit was created by a rapid mud slurry that covered the bodies so completely that whole bodies were petrified.

Amazing Preservation

The relatively poor fossil record of octopuses, combined with these incredibly preserved specimens, repudiate the old-earth model of fossilization and provide powerful evidence for a catastrophic Flood that quickly buried these octopuses in sediments (before they could decay or be scavenged).

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