Io9 - Why Do Creationists Place So Much Importance On A Prehistoric Mollusk?
Creationists expect us to believe its proof of the Biblical Flood, and as one who understands science would expect, they’re completely wrong. Mark Strauss shows us how once again creationists are not only wrong, they’re embarrassingly wrong. Ah creationists, each and everyone of you should just give up while you’re still breathing.
Along the Grand Canyon section of the Colorado River sits a canyon that was carved out of redwall limestone by flowing water. There, the rocks contain fossils of the orthocone nautioloid, which lived 500-200 million years ago. But a prominent young-Earth creationist says they’re solid proof of Noah’s flood.
[Image: British Geological Survey.]
The redwall limestone found throughout the Grand Canyon is a marine deposit that formed in a shallow sea millions of years ago. Among the sea’s denizens were the orthocone nautiloid (above) — the ancestor of the modern chambered nautilus — which possessed elongated shells that tapered to a point.