Hello all my fine friends out there!
How are you all? Please forgive me for not writing last week. I have been so very busy with filming for my first book’s video trailer. I pushed myself beyond exhaustion and I just couldn’t get my brain to think! There is just so many demands by so many people! But with the Lord’s strength I am able to persevere! Thank you Jesus!
Speaking of many people, on occasion I get asked questions about human fossils, the most frequent is; where are all the human fossils below the K-T Boundary layer? The last layer laid down by The Flood? Let’s take a look…
First let’s look at some assumptions. The most glaring is that many people expect to find human fossils amongst dinosaur bones. Though many land dinosaur fossil layers contain many sea creatures including shells, sea turtles, lake and ocean plants and animals, and a lot of water birds, there are virtually no fossils of land dwelling animals such as deer, hyenas, lions, bears, rabbits, wolves etc. The Pre-Flood humans, according to scripture, didn’t live in swamps or where dinosaurs lived. And for good reason. The larger
dragons would find humans to be a perfect sized snack.
|Mary and Louis Leaky at a dig site in Africa. Wikipedia commons|
So if human fossils would not be located in the land dinosaur layers, where should they be? Well, that is a tough question. Creation scientists are not really sure where to look. “Most Flood-friendly geologists have identified Cenozoic rocks as Ice Age layers that formed soon after the Flood. Others have recently reconsidered them to be Flood deposits.” So it seems both secular and creation scientists haven’t been looking for Pre-Flood humans in the rock layers we thought were deposited after the Flood which might actually be from before this global catastrophe.
Another assumption is that Pre-Flood humans were as prolific in reproduction as rabbits and canines. But according to the evidence the Bible gives, calculations would put the population at not more than 300,000,000 people and probably a lot fewer.
“For purposes of discussion, let us assume 300,000,000 people died in the Flood, and that each one was preserved as a fossil evenly distributed in the sedimentary record, which consists of about 300,000,000 cubic miles. The chances of such a fossil intersecting the earth's surface, being found by someone, and then being properly and honestly identified is vanishingly small.”1
|Courtesy of Institute of Creation Research|
The last assumption is made by the secular scientific community; that humans evolved and lived from 10 or 20 million years ago to today. Most if not all of the original research in human fossil discovery has been from the secular community. Thus the areas looked at have been in much deeper rock layers then such fossils would occur according to scripture. Yet, “Those many resulting bones, if they existed, would have blanketed the Earth. Where are they? The few human remains available from Ice Age cave burials or older fossils look like the number we expect from our few ancestors sho lived right after the Flood.”2
With so few workers, previous digs that have been conducted in the wrong deposits, fewer than first thought humans existing in the Former World, most of the best potential layers for Pre-Flood human fossils under the ocean and, of which most would have been destroyed in the process of being laid down under the seas, isn’t it no wonder Pre-Flood human remains haven’t been found?
Until next time, God bless and take care!
Brian Thomas, M.S., Institute for Creation Research (ICR), Acts and Facts Magazine, ICR Dallas, TX, September 2018, p 17.
Dr. Tim Clarey’s new continent-wide rock layer maps
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