9/04 - Malcolm writes ...
Mr. Niednagel - I think (this is) a great site, but there is a correction to be made. I read your article on circular reasoning and the geologic column and thought it was good, except that it claims that no complete geologic column has been found. I direct you to this site: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/geocolumn/.
Glad you enjoy the site, Malcolm, and thank you for your comment/question. It is still my firm belief, as well as many others, that no complete geologic column exists anywhere in the world, including North Dakota, as TalkOrigins espouses. There are many ways to show the overall myth of the GC, not the least of which are polystrata fossils. A typical specimen is a tree running vertical through thousands of layers. A specific tree in Pennsylvania shale runs through 100 million years of evolutionary history.
In any case, what about North Dakota? It would take an article in and of itself to deal with this location, and so I in turn direct you to our friends at TrueOrigin.org - http://www.trueorigin.org/geocolumn.asp. It is an excellent article dealing with the exact article you presented from TalkOrigins. What is shared in a nutshell is this: The presence or absence of all ten periods isn't the issue, because the thickness of the sediment piles in these locations, such as ND, are only a small fraction (8–16% or less) of the total thickness of the hypothetical geologic column. Also, those locations where it has been possible to assign all ten periods represent less than 0.4% of the earth’s surface, or 1% if the ocean basins are excluded. I strongly encourage you and other readers to read this article.
Interestingly enough, I personally found an ammonite fossil (dates back to 70 million years) just a few months back lying in a creek bed here in southern Missouri. Erosion and the uplifting of layers is the explanation evolutionists will give, but it only goes to show that ANY fossil can potentially be found in ANY layer.
As I've brought up so many times before, remember the coelacanth, a fish that was discovered in 1938 but was thought to have gone extinct about 80 million years ago (because of its disappearance in the GC). It potentially could have been found in Palaeocene, Eocene, or any other subsequent layer, but it wasn't, and still hasn't been.
There are indeed many other problems with the GC not herein mentioned.
Thanks for writing,
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