It was written by Brian Thomas. He’s described at the end of his articles as “Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.” This is ICR’s biographical information on him. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
At a recent Institute for Creation Research event, we passed out cards so the audience could submit questions for an upcoming Q&A session. Interestingly, several folks asked the same thing: Why don’t we find human remains in all the vast rock layers from Noah’s Flood? [Wow!] Though it’s a popular question, it carries one big assumption. Once that’s exposed, possible answers become more clear.
What’s the big assumption? He says:
Many assume that dinosaur layers should also contain human fossils.[Yes, they should, if creationism is true.] Not at all. [Huh?] Dinosaur fossil layers contain sea, swamp, and lake plants and animals, and mostly water birds. They have virtually no remains of land-dwellers like dogs, deer, bears, or bunnies.
We previously gave our own creationist answer to this puzzle. Creatures died and were buried in the Flood according to their sinfulness — the simplest creatures dying first, with minimal suffering, and the more complex creatures dying last, to prolong their agony — thus their appearance higher in the geological strata. Let’s find out how Brian handles the problem. He tells us:
Humans live on solid ground, not in swamps—and definitely not in pre-Flood swamps where dinosaurs might treat them as light snacks. The best places to look for fossils of pre-Flood humans would be in deposits that contain land-dwellers like pre-Flood dogs and deer.
But many dinosaurs were land-dwellers. Brian is in trouble here. He continues:
Now we can reconsider the question. In short, three factors hinder the search for pre-Flood human remains.
What would those be? Let’s read on:
First, we are not sure where to look [Hee hee!] Most Flood-friendly geologists have identified Cenozoic rocks as Ice Age layers that formed soon after the Flood. Others have recently reconsidered them to be Flood deposits. So, we haven’t been looking for pre-Flood humans in rock layers we thought were deposited after the Flood. A new generation of Bible-believing fossil experts might do well to scour Cenozoic rocks for pre-Flood human remains.
Okay, reason one is that creationist geologists don’t know what they’re doing. Now for reason two:
Second, ICR geologist Dr. Tim Clarey’s new continent-wide rock layer maps have revealed that many Cenozoic deposits lie offshore since Flood waters washed off of continents and into today’s oceans. It’s hard to dig for fossils in layers trapped beneath the sea. Plus, the violence of Flood runoff waters may have pulverized any human remains they carried.
That’s lame. Now for his third reason:
A third factor is a lack of objective workers. Evolutionary scientists might not admit to a human fossil that’s out of place with their manmade view of history.
We’ll skip his examples. Then he says:
Secular scientists imagine eons of pre-human creatures. Those many resulting bones, if they existed, would have blanketed Earth. Where are they? The few human remains available from Ice Age cave burials or older fossils look like the number we expect from our few ancestors who lived right after the Flood. Thus, we need new scientists without evolutionary bias who trust the God-revealed history in Genesis to search likely spots.
We’re not sure what he’s saying, but it seems as if all fossil-hunters are liars. He finishes with yet another excuse:
With few workers to search, few who know where to search, and the destructive forces of Flood runoff, we should not really expect to have found the remains of pre-Flood people.
So there you are. According to Brian, the fossils exist, but they haven’t been found yet. And while he offers that excuse, he’ll still complain about evolution because of all the “missing links.” It’s another great example of creation science.
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