“And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.”
There are so many things to do with fossils that we just take for granted. Sometimes, fossils suggest mysteries which are not easy to explain. And some of these mysteries may not immediately occur to people.
One such mystery is that of fossil dinosaur eggs. We take it for granted that we know all about fossils and how they are produced, and we also know that there are fossilized dinosaur eggs. But have you ever stopped to ask why there are fossil dinosaur eggs?
Fossils are produced when an object is covered with sediment. We have suggested on a previous Creation Moment that this fossilization must have been rapid. But why are there so many examples of dinosaurs having laid eggs?
More than that, very few of these eggs are found in nests. Most are found in bedding plains. Mostly, dinosaurs seem not to have had time for nests. Creation researcher Michael Oard has suggested that there could have been moments in the Flood when certain sediments were briefly exposed to the air as floodwaters oscillated. He has shown that there are some places where eggs of the same species have been laid in sediments supposedly millions of years apart. His idea of waters washing fore and back, while panicked female dinosaurs laid eggs, is a better explanation for this phenomenon. The model is referred to as Briefly Exposed Diluvial Sediments and is one of many ways where creation scientists show that biblically based models make more sense than evolutionary conjectures. Author: Paul F. Taylor
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for godly researchers who take Your word as true and seek to use that starting point to explain the world around us. Amen.
Ref: Oard, M.J., Argentina egg site supports BEDS model, Journal of Creation 30(1) 2016, pp. 6-9. Image: CC BY-SA 3.0.
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