If the Biblical flood happened, how come the fossil record isn't more jumbled up?
- Atarah DerekLv 72 months ago
You mean it's not already? Have you not noticed that the only place the geologic column exists is in public school textbooks?
- Anonymous2 months ago
There is no evidence of a global flood. The oldest rocks on the moon are 4.5 billion years go, and the moon was once part of the earth. The oldest fossils are only 3.2 billion years or so old. That means before life evolved there was already dry land on earth.
- AcetekLv 42 months ago
Because the biblical flood did not happen.
- CRRLv 72 months ago
How jumbled should it be?
The fossil record is already quite jumbled with many out of place fossils, living fossils, and high levels of complexity even in the Cambrian. This seems more consistent with Noah's flood than with the Evolutionary hypothesis.
The fossil record seems to becoming more random with new discoveries tending to increase the range of fossils and hence increasing overlap with other fossils and decreasing neat evolutionary succession.
Maxwell and Benton18 have compared the stratigraphic ranges of all of the fossil vertebrate families (excluding Aves, which have a spotty fossil record) as perceived in 1966–1967, and again in 1987. For 96 families, there was no change in stratigraphic range. Another 87 fossil families went through a decrease in their accepted stratigraphic range. Yet considerably more families (150) underwent an increase in the amount of strata which they overlap. This trend is even more evident in fossil marine families. In just ten years (1982–1992), Sepkoski19 reports that 513 fossil families underwent a decline in their stratigraphic range. A decline in range may mean that the first and/or last occurrence had been misidentified. But whatever the cause, the number of fossil-range declines is dwarfed by the 1026 families that enjoyed an increase in either their first occurrence, or their last occurrence, or both.Clearly, then, extension of stratigraphic ranges is the rule and not the exception. This is even more remarkable when we remember that there is the ever-present evolutionary bias which tends to cause overemphasis of minute differences in fossils located in different horizons of strata, and hence the proliferation of questionable taxonomic names for essentially the same organism found at different stratigraphic horizons.
 You should note that the geologic strata and the fossils therein were NOT laid down by a single event, but rather by several different events. The flood lasted a year and included many different phases or events. These likely included several "mega-tsunamis", geological upheavals, volcanism, massive tides, and rising and falling water levels. The flood waters would have changed speed and direction many times.Source(s): The fossil record https://creation.com/the-fossil-record
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Why should it be jumbled? A flood happens on top of the earth.