Just thinking- we live in such a neat area if you are interested in creation science. Last month Tom Folks took us on an expedition down towards the Grand Canyon, south of Mesquite Nevada to where we could find some fossils called nautiloids. Here is a link to see more about them-https://isgenesishistory.com/steve-austins-nautiloid-fossils/
These nautiloids are great examples of a worldwide flood. On our trip we looked at possibly 30 or more nautiloid fossils. We hiked down a narrow canyon for about ¾ of a mile and started seeing the outlines of the fossils. Steve Austin and some grad students had been there and put small dabs of white paint to make it easier to find them. The more you look, the easier it is for your eyes to make out the outlines. It was a very nice spring day in the canyon.
Below is an article from Creation Studies Institute on the Grand Canyon and nautiloids:
"The worldwide flood not only changed the entire surface of the earth by carving deep trenches, canyons, and huge mountain ranges, it was also a disastrous event for all living things. It took all forms of biological life hostage resulting in a huge amount of death. There is further evidence of fast-flowing water currents as seven-foot thick fossil beds have now been discovered. This particular fossil bed thickens to about 40 feet as it runs the 277 miles of the canyon and continues an additional 180 miles beyond into Las Vegas, Nevada.
This layer contains tens of millions of nautiloid fossils with an average of one fossil per four square meters and with nearly one in seven fossils standing
vertically! Nautiloids are extinct sea animals which have squid-like features enclosed in chambered shells. Amazingly, so many nautiloids were buried horizontally in one of the zones of the rock that it had to signify a catastrophic kill zone. It is as if the creatures were killed so quickly by such powerful water currents that the fossil pattern they left could only be generated by a worldwide flood.
Geologists agree that the large rock layers were deposited in water-related conditions. It also follows that millions of fossils were formed as a result of these water deposits. It would also make sense that these flood deposits would happen quickly, but most evolutionists reject this idea. Still, there is evidence everywhere that the geological forces to carve the canyon took place in a short period of time. When we observe billions of nautiloids in all different sizes, (from small, young nautiloids to their bigger, older relatives) in a 7-foot horizontal zone in the Redwall Limestone measuring 10,500 square miles, we have substantial evidence that this was formed as a result of a speedy death.
A sedimentary geologist and creationist, Steve Austin, has been researching this area since the late 1980’s. This enormous nautiloid deposition provides indisputable proof of the significant rapid formation of this important layer of the canyon. He also established that a powerfully swift current of water was moving in a specific direction noting, “The long, slender shells of numerous nautiloids, in Nautiloid Canyon, have a dominant orientation, indicating that current was operating as ‘fine grained’ lime mud accumulated.” It is logical to conclude that the majestic Grand Canyon is a relic of a catastrophe that had such powerful force that it left its footprint all over our planet.
As seen in the fast currents and rapid burial of Grand Canyon nautiloid fossils, there are tremendous fossil graveyards consisting of billions of plants and animals on every continent throughout the world. They all give the same testimony of a worldwide cataclysmic flood. One of the many sites that support this is the coal basin Montceau-les-Mines in France. In this basin, there are various kinds of animals buried together, including an array of marine creatures buried with amphibians, insects, spiders, reptiles and many others. What is so amazing about this fossil site is that geologists actually found numerous insect nymph forms with developing wings. This demonstrates an exceptional preservation of animals including the development of a number of other juvenile insects. Astonishingly, these fossils reveal a moment in the past much like a “still frame” in a movie or a photograph of an ongoing process ending in the
demise of these tiny creatures. This site not only signifies a massive burial, but a quick one as well. What we really observe in this fossil evidence is a worldwide catastrophic event leaving its evidence imbedded in the layers of the geologic column."
Another great example of mass burial process is the Green River Formation in parts of Western Colorado, Eastern Utah and Southwestern Wyoming. This is another site that demonstrates a high-energy quick burial. This site yields millions of exquisite fossils of spectacular fish, plant, crayfish, insects, bat, bird, turtle, crocodiles and even horse with other types of fossils all superbly persevered in the rock layers. Some specimens have been fossilized with a perch-like fish caught in the act of eating another similar fish, giving us additional evidence of an instant burial. Under normal circumstances, dead fish float and are eaten by other creatures, but to find millions of these fish frozen in the rock layers so well-preserved forces one to conclude that they were the result of a catastrophic event.
All for now, have a great week and may God bless-
-Dan Slyter, Associate Pastor