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October 12, 2013

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Q: How could footprints become fossilized?

A: Obviously we don’t see animal tracks turn into fossils every day, so what sort of conditions would promote preservation of dinosaur tracks like those recently found along Alaska’s Yukon River? The footprints, having been pressed into a material with reasonable cement-like qualities, would need to be rapidly buried. But how can the cast of such a footprint get preserved as a fossil?

The biblical history of the global Flood actually makes sense of discoveries like these. As described in Genesis chapters 6–9, the Flood's waters did not rise up to cover the entire earth overnight but took time. As the catastrophe engulfed the surface of the earth, volcanic activity and earthquakes would have triggered great tsunamis and violently surging waters that rose over a period of weeks. Thus, mineral-rich water would have surged over various habitats, perhaps resulting in fleeing animals leaving their footprints in wet surfaces temporarily exposed during tidal fluctuations or lulls between the violent upheavals of water. Sand hauled in by surging Flood waters would have rapidly filled many of these footprints and, under great pressure, compressed and set them like quick-setting cement.

Read the whole article by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell to see how millions of years are not required to understand the fossil record.

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News to Know Quick Look

Today's question was also a News to Know item. In case you missed it, this week we also featured the following News to Know items:

Fossils Fail to Transition from Dinosaur Legs to Bird Wings: How did birds get their wings? This “classic major evolutionary transition” fails to take flight in the fossil record.

Lucy Makeover Shouts a Dangerously Deceptive Message About Our Supposed Ancestors: Australopithecus afarensis newest reconstruction drags Lucy down-to-earth.

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