Order in the Fossils

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Part 3



This is Ken Ham, an Aussie transplant with a passion for the truth of God’s Word.


Did you know there is order to the fossil record? Some of the earliest fossils we find in rock layers are from marine life. Then come amphibians and reptiles, and finally birds and large mammals. Now there are exceptions, of course, but this is the basic order we observe.

Evolutionists believe it is because life arose from a common ancestor and gradually got more complex as time went on. But the Bible offers another explanation. The global Flood would have buried creatures, starting in the oceans . . . and then moving farther inland. The order in the fossils doesn’t represent different times—it is different environments.

It makes sense we would see marine fossils before birds as the floodwaters rose to cover the continents.

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Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

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