Made-to-Order Fossils

on May 1, 2019

In 24 hours, we can convert animal and plant tissue into fossils. That’s what an enterprising group of scientists at Britain’s University of Bristol has now done.

Using a hydraulic press, they subjected bird feathers, lizard limbs, and even leaves to extreme pressures and temperatures for 24 hours. The results were fossils so similar to ones dug out of the ground that even a scanning electron microscope found similarities at the molecular level between the two.

Using this process, the scientists hope to determine what biomolecules can survive in naturally formed fossils.

These quick fossils support what creationists have long been saying, that most of the earth’s plant and animal fossils formed rapidly, especially during the global flood. You just need the right conditions. No millions of years necessary.

This article was taken from Answers magazine, November–December, 2018, 32.