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No new fossils are being formed (Talk.Origins)

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This article (No new fossils are being formed (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.


Claim CC360:

Few or no new fossils are being formed. Fossils must have been produced by radically different conditions (a global flood) in the past.

Source:

  • Whitcomb, John C. Jr. and Henry M. Morris, 1961. The Genesis Flood. Philadelphia, PA: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., p. 129.
  • Wysong, Randy L. 1976. The Creation-Evolution Controversy. Midland, Mich.: Inquiry Press, p. 364.


CreationWiki response:

Both of these sources are 30-plus years old, so it is no surprise that some of their content is out of date. Modern examples of fossilization have been a great benefit to creation science, by providing practical data on the rates and causes of fossilization.

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