Tyronnosaurus rexes weren’t alive at the same time; therefore, their stratum didn’t get laid down at the same time.
Benjamin Franklin saw that there were fossilized sea shells on top of the mountains of Appalachia, some of them imprinted into solid rock, and concluded, “Tis certainly the Wreck of a World we live on!
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These reasons will work from the general to the specific.
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because science is about refining our understanding of the truth.
The Theory of Evolution is strong enough that nearly half these examples could be disproved and the evidence would still be fairly overwhelming.
When molten rock hardens into a solid, the uranium-238 within it begins to decay.In 1952 Stanley Miller and Harold Urey synthesized organic compounds from inorganic precursors found in the Earth’s original atmosphere, producing more than 20 different amino acids using electrical sparks to simulate lightning.Speciation is the process by which new species are formed.By comparing the ratio of uranium-238 to lead-206, we can estimate how old the rock is.The same thing can be done with Samarium-neodymium, Potassium-argon, Rubidium-strontium, and Uranium-thorium transitions. There is a semi-constant ratio of carbon-14 in the air and ocean as it is constantly being created by cosmic rays.