Fossils In the Green River

The river contains some of the most interesting and very well preserved fossils in America. Many of the fish fossils are so well preserved that you can see the skin and scales. Many evolutionists have advocated these fossils formed over a long period of time. Season after season a another thin layer of sediment was added.

This would be a good science experiment to see if fish could actually been preserved in such a state. To took many million years for the fossils to form, evolutionists claim. Well of course we don’t have millions of years to test the data but certainly the idea is still testable.

Take a freshly dead fish and let it try to gradually sink to the bottom of the river or lake. What generally happens? Yes, the dead fish will float (unless the current takes it under), then it begins to decompose in water. Do you really think the body of the dead fish would stay in tact long enough for it to become a fossil over millions of years? Would it really  survive other animals from eating it’s dead body?

Not possible. No way, no how. Rapid fossilization is the best explanation. The only way for a fish to be that well preserved in a fossil, is the fact that the fish’s body had to have been rapidly covered which would of protected it from decomposing further, and being eaten by bacteria or other animals.

Next time when you are able see the fossils from Green River like the one below, look to see if you notice any darker and lighter biannual layers called varves. This is an old earth hypothesis, which states fossils that are massively old, show these types of shades in the layers.

A fossil from Green River Wyoming

A fossil from Green River Wyoming

The layers are very fragile which can be split apart. Observing the fossils for the layers, they look creamy white limestone. No darker or lighter layers. Another proof it was rapid fossilization, are stingrays. These animals are hard to fossilize because their skeletons are composed mainly of cartilage, which disintegrates rapidly upon death. Yet, there is a good number of stingray fossils from Green River.

It’s quite clear, these fossils did not form over millions of years. The fish would either would have either rotten out, or have been eaten by other animals or both. There also would be a good number of stingray fossils. And lastly, the shades of the layers do not represent something massively old. It does however, agree with the young earth creationist model.

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3 thoughts on “Fossils In the Green River

  1. Firstly, rapid fossilization is possible, and there isn’t an scientist (what you, for some reason, call “evolutionist” as if its some sort of expletive, it boggles the mind) that would say otherwise.

    Second, animals fossilize by being buried in ice or sand or mud or even, as some cases show, in lava, and subsequently become mineralized or fossilized. It doesn’t take a lot of time for this to happen, what takes a lot of time to happen is for the minerals encasing the dead animal to radioactively decay. This is basic taphonomy, and it makes the whole proposition of “it takes too short for animals to fossilize to claim it took them millions of years to do so” completely irrelevant. No one says otherwise, you simply misunderstand or worse, misinterpret science.

  2. Hi freidenker,

    This is how the museum explains what happened to the Green River Fossils that has sparked my criticism of it…

    “For several million years —about fifty million years ago— Fossil Lake gradually filled with sediments, burying and fossilizing dead plants, fish and animals that had sunk to the bottom.”

    The description is not rapid fossilization, but rather it’s a gradual description. For example, no lava covered the animals or anything else in particular covered them rapidly according to the museum. It’s hard to believe the animals like fish that sank to the bottom of the river were very slowly covered with sediments so nothing else could damage or eat the dead fish’s body. Other hard to fossilize like birds and bats were also found in the river.

    One more thing, nowhere did I state that rapid fossilization wasn’t possible for those who believe in evolution or within it’s theories.

  3. Fossils can occur rapidly. This doesn’t even begin to be a problem, not for evolution and not for young earth creationism. Some fossils are created in amber, which takes a very long time to form. If fossils form quickly, as we see they often do, that doesn’t mean that they couldn’t form quickly 50 million years ago. The dating of the fossil has nothing to do with the amount of time it took it to form, it has to do with the rate of decay within the minerals encasing the former organism. Since whatever buried these organisms is at least as old as they are, dating them tells us at least how old the organism is.

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