Fish Fossils on Mountains Against Slow Evolution
Scientists have found fossils of whales, fish, shellfish and other marine animals in mountains such as in the Andes. Of course most scientists say it occurred 15 to 20 million years ago. Yet, in there find they also state, as in the Chile find turned over to Dr. M. J. Novacek, chairman of American Museum of Natural History (1987), ‘a violent upthrusting of the Andean chain carried the sediments to the tops of mountains … the time the fossils took to rise from ocean floor to mountain top was relatively brief.’ Yes, brief as in the Great Flood in Noah’s day.
In the mountains of Scotts Valley, California, paleontologist told newspapers in 2015 that the whale bones, shark teeth, and other marine fossils ‘merged into the hills after more than a million years of earthquakes and tectonic plate shifts… maybe millions of years ago.’ Some even suggest it had something to do with evolution and or volcanic activities.
Logical reasoning tells you the fish needed water and it was water that carried them; and they are not at every level of sediment, so it was not a volcanic. However, as the Bible states the ‘plates’ of the ocean did open, and ‘the fountains of the deep’ came forth, at the same time as the rains from the ‘windows of heaven (Gen. 7:10-11).’
Also, reason will tell you that if it was an earthquake or local natural disaster then the bones would be isolated; but fossils of marine animals have been found in the Atacama and Sahara Deserts, as well as on top of Mount Everest. But once again, in order to avoid the Biblical truth, many scientists retreat to saying tens of millions of years ago ‘the entire earth was covered with water… and there was only one continent named Pangea which broke apart.’
However, others say, ‘Pangea was surrounded by a global ocean called Panthalassa and began to break apart about 200 million years ago during the Early Jurassic Period.’ They in fact teach that the Mid-Atlantic Ridge grew over 100 to 200 million years and that the continents separated but remained above water. Agnostic scientists teach that because the earth is 4.6 billion years old, the crust is being destroyed along convergent plate boundaries at the same rate it is being created.
The truth is geologists on every continent have found fossils of sea creatures, from immature to fully grown, in rock layers well above sea level; such as in the Grand Canyon rim 7,000’ above sea level. Its Redwall Limestone is home to brachiopods, corals, crinoids (sea lilies), gastropods (snails), trilobites and other various marine fossils. And one thing they have in common is their dismemberment. The crinoids, for example, have their disks or columnals totally separated showing a catastrophic event occurred that destroyed and buried them in the lime sediment.
But not just at 7,000’; for marine fossils are found in the Himalayas, the ‘rooftops of the world,’ above 28,000’. Marine cephalopod fossils are found in limestone beds in Nepal’s mountains; and it is agreed that ocean waters carried them there and then receded. The Psalmist explains, “The Lord …set the earth on its foundations… (He) covered it with the watery depths as with a garment (the Flood); the waters stood above the mountains… they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place assigned for them… (Psa. 104:5-8).” The continents have not sunk thousands of feet below sea level so the ocean flooded them. In fact, the rock bed on the ocean is stronger than that above it – the land we see and live on.
Additionally, scientists teach that the Asthenosphere, layer of mantle beneath the lithosphere, which is made of mantle rock that flows very slowly, allows tectonic plates to move on top of it. They teach of Continental Drifting and Accretion, the processes of flowing and continents growing.
When hundreds of years ago professors taught that clams slowly crawled to the tops of Italy’s Appennines Mountains, Leonardo da Vinci, replied (about 1515), even in the best of conditions, clams move too slowly to reach such heights.
Few people know that there are about 230 flood legends told throughout Asia and Europe; Gilgamesh’s flood account, in Sumerian records, Greek stories, India legends and so on. Remember, scientists due admit and most every Chronicle Historical Timeline or in Anthropology that ‘civilization began about 6,000 to 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent.’ In Mesopotamia between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers as describe in Genesis.
Let us remember, according to evolution the uplifting of the mountains took millions of years; however, many agnostic scientists do acknowledge that the marine fossils got there rapidly. But also remember that the fossils are at every stage of marine life – from days old to full grow whales – all mixed and destroyed together, then embedded into softer rock limestone; as into mud. It happened very quickly, not in million, or even thousands or even hundreds of years… no; in a matter of days. And remember fossilized sea life lies upon every major mountain range on earth – even thousands of feet above sea level. Slow moving plates and melting glaciers do not do that. It was a world-wide catastrophic event – a world-wide Flood to be exact.