(Investigator 114, 2007, May)
Young earth creation science advocate Carl Wieland tells about the time
he found a partially petrified piece of wood in Australia
(Fascinating Flinders Fossil Find).1 Apparently, this
specimen was natural, fibrous soft wood on one end, and hard, fossil on
the other end.
I’m sure, being the kind of thorough, researching scientist that Carl
Wieland is, that he kept this fossil, and we can see it today.
Or, with such a strange find, that many a research paper has been done
on it, so the geologists of the world can read about it. So, where are
they? Why is the only article in the young earth creation science
publication Creation Ex Nihilo,
and not in any recognized trade journals?
I don't doubt he found it, but even if he did, it proves nothing.
The wood is obviously in an area of high silica composition. If one
half of the wood were exposed to ground water, and the other half not,
I don't doubt that you could fossilize part of it quickly.
Here's the real clue that this article proves nothing. Nowhere in this
article does he claim that the fossil was dated as being "millions" of
years old. It is just a fossil, with no date associated with it.
Without a "false date," he proves nothing.
1 Creation Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 1. Published on the web at
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