Fossils Through Layers

Fast-Forming Fossils

by Ken Ham on February 3, 2023

Part 5


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Fossils are usually only found in one rock layer. But not always! Some fossils, like those of trees, can pass between two or more coal layers.

Now, most people are taught that coal had formed very, very slowly in peat swamps. Supposedly these swamps were eventually buried—and the heat and pressure turned the peat into coal over millions of years. More peat was deposited and buried, and the cycle continues. But how could a tree sit on one layer and remain there over millions of years, waiting for the next layer to form?

It couldn’t!

Coal and fossils were formed quickly, as plants and animals were rapidly buried during Noah’s flood.

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