Does the Fossil Record Show Evolution?

Fossil dinosaur

Dr. Art Chadwick talks about the nature of the fossil record

by Is Genesis History?

DEL:  So when we look at the dinosaur fossils rather than looking at them from the standpoint of we have early dinosaurs, then middle dinosaurs, then later dinosaurs, you’re looking from the perspective that all those dinosaurs were in existence.  They were all living and then there was this huge catastrophe that brought them to an end.

ART:  The dinosaurs are already dinosaurs when they first appear.  They look just like anyone would think a dinosaur looked.  And this is an enigma for those who believe in evolution of the dinosaurs.

DEL:  But we hear a lot about transitional forms.  What’s the real story there?

ART:  What we find in the fossil record — and contrary to Darwin’s hopes this is the rule — is that a form exists in the fossil record.  It basically stays unchanged and it disappears from the fossil record without having been changed.  That’s got to mean something besides evolution because we don’t ever see changes from this form into this form in the rocks themselves…

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