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Science 2A

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fossil
any part or trace of a living organism that is naturally preserved after it dies
Fossils that we see today are clear evidence of this:
a Worldwide Flood
amber, tar, permafrost , sedimentary rock
what fossils can be preserved in
amber
plants and animals can be fossilized in this hardened yellow plant sap
permafrost
permanently frozen soil
cast
a copy of the shape of the organism formed by fine sediment that has been pressed into a mold.
trace fossil
A fossil that is not an actual part of an organism but of something that was left behind, such as a footprint or droppings
carbon film
a fossil formed when part of a plant or animal decayed underneath the weight of sediment and left an image of itself on a rock
petrified fossil
a fossil formed when part of a living organism decayed and was replaced by minerals that harden into rock
mold
the imprint of an organism that has been pressed into a rock
a person's conclusions on the age of fossils
are based on what they believe about how the earth began
evolutionists
people who believe that life on the earth evolved
evolve
to change gradually
Creationists
people who believe God spoke and created the earth and all forms of life in six days
what evolutionists believe about how the earth began
it came into being by chance
what Creationists believe about Genesis 1
it explains the true origin of the earth
what Creationists believe about the age of the earth
it is only thousands of years old
what evolutionists believe about life on earth
life on the earth has developed over millions of years
what evolutionists believe about rock layers
layers of rock represent geologic ages, or long time periods
what Creationists believe about how fossils were formed
The global Flood described in Genesis accounts for the formation of most fossils.
what Creationists believe about rock layers
Rock layers are evidence that a catastrophe, such as a global flood, occurred during a short period of time.