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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


plants and animals can be fossilized in this hardened yellow plant sap


permanently frozen soil


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


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


people who believe that life on the earth evolved


to change gradually


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.

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