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World's oldest eye' found on 530 million-year-old fossil

Researchers spotted a compound eye on the remains of a long-extinct sea creature. 07-12-17
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World's oldest eye' found on 530 million-year-old fossil
Researchers spotted a compound eye on the remains of a long-extinct sea creature.
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Why do Creationists say that they have same proof as Evolutionist, but interpret in their own way? The reason why Creationists say that they have same proof as Evolutionists, but interpret in their own way, is that, since the evidence actually supports evolution and refutes creationism, they must ignore the actual context of the evidence in order to make it fit the creationist "model." For example. creationists say the fossil evidence actually supports the biblical flood because, they say, a sudden flood would be the only way those fossils could result and be preserved. But, in doing so, they ignore the actual context of the fossil record. There are literally thousands of geological strata in layers, laid down by various processes and not just alluvial, one on top of the other, with the lowest being the oldest and the highest being the younger. In those layers the oldest have fossils of only very simple life forms, and as one observes the fossils that appear through the strata, the life forms change over time with sequences that follow evolutionary sequences, with NO fossil of a species found in strata that was laid down before that species could possibly have evolved. For example, the theory of evolution predicts that no fossil of a species will be found in geological strata that was laid down before that species could possibly have evolved. That has proved to be the case. All it would take to disprove evolution would be to find fossils of ANY of the 5,000 present-day species of mammals, including human, in ANY strata in which dinosaur fossils are found ANYWHERE in the world. No such fossils have EVER been found. The only mammal fossils to be found in the same strata with dinosaur fossils are of relatively small, early species having no clear relationship to any of the present-day species. It was only after the demise of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago that the mammals came into their own and, over tens of millions of years, eventually evolved into the present-day species. On the other hand, if the creationist flood model for the origin of the fossil record were valid, there SHOULD be such a mix of all the species of animals that have ever existed, since, according to the flood myth in the Bible all species (or "kinds") were created at the same time--and actually there should also not be the thousands of geological strata that actually exist either. So, the creationists ignore, or are actually ignorant of, the actual nature of the fossil record, when they make their "interpretation" of that record. As evolutionary biologist and Eastern Orthodox Christian Theodosius Dobzhansky said, .
How old is planet earth? Approximate 4.65 BILLION years. The oldest Rocks on Earth are 4.4 BILLION years old, but it took time for the crust solidify and then it was ripped off when Theia impacted the Earth and seismic waves ripped of the crust and the mantle, part of which became the Moon. '...4.4 billion years Jack Hills, Australia, where rocks were found to contain the oldest known minerals on Earth, a 4.4 billion-year-old zircon. Just three of the very oldest zircons have been found, ones that date back to almost 4.4 billion years ago.Feb 23, 2014..."
Is Africa the motherland of humanity? motherland can have many different meanings, the discovery that ancient fossils in africa were the origin of today's homosapiens, has actually been challenged by the discovery of other fossils in Assyria, Spain-portugal, poland, java, and china. which is oldest found fossil? probably this one.
Am I right in thinking that YEC's do not accept that the Chicxulub impact happened? Yes, you are right in thinking that YEC's do not accept that the Chicxulub impact happened. @David at Your Service shows that quite well with his response when he says it is a "possible extinct massive volcano (or something similar) at that site." He ignores the fact that iridium is found in a thin layer in the geologic boundary between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods and can be found in those strata all around the earth. Since iridium is much more prevalent in meteors than in the earth's crust (it is a very heavy element, and its high density and tendency to bond with iron caused most iridium to descend below the crust and into the core when the earth was young and still molten). So, the most likely source for the iridium in the K-T boundary is the impact of a massive extraterrestrial body that slammed into the earth, which resulted in the vaporization and dispersion of much of its material in the form of dust all around the earth. Also, it is clear that the Chicxulub crater is an impact event and not a volcanic crater. Furthermore, there are many other pieces of evidence that the event was a massive ET body and not a volcano, such as the dispersion of shocked quartz. It is also clear from the strata everywhere in the world that the non-avian dinosaurs died out during that point in time 65 million years ago. No fossils of non-avian dinosaurs have been found in strata above the iridium deposit, and only those of early, relatively small mammals are found below that deposit. But mammals evolved into numerous forms on up to present-day species after that event, as is clear from the fossil record, all of which refutes the myth-based creationist "model" for the fossil record. If that flood were the cause of the fossil record, and humans existed along with the dinosaurs, as the creationists claim, then there should be a mix of fossils and not the order in which they are found. But David at Your Service, being a reality hating YEC, and ignoring the evidence, just keeps on spouting his myth-based nonsense.
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If a cheap carbon capture technology were discovered, would global warmers be happy about not needing to switch to solar and wind? Not really, no. What you seem to be suggesting is that, if we had a cheap way of capturing and sequestering CO2, we could go on using fossil fuels to power our economies *and* solve the global warming issue. This might be the case, but there's another aspect to it. If you look at the costs of fossil fuels over the past 30 years, you find they are 'volatile'. They fluctuate up and down greatly. Oil is a prime example - you'd pay more than 140 dollars for a barrel in June 2008 (using 2017 dollars) and about 58 dollars today. If you look at the cost of solar or wind over the past 30 years the graph looks very different ... it's been falling and falling. In many cases, it's actually cheaper to generate power using solar and wind than fossil fuels. But don't take my word for it, take the World Economic Forum which, in January this year, reported that solar and wind were now the same price or cheaper in 30 countries than new fossil fuel capacity. Wind and solar are not replacements for fossil fuels. They are fuel-saving technology. When you're producing lots of power using wind or solar, you can cut back on energy generated by fossil fuels. This saves those fossil fuels (and reduces your CO2 emissions). When the wind and solar aren't generating, you use your fossil fuel stations to compensate. And if wind and solar are currently the same price or cheaper, and the costs are on a downward trend, why wouldn't you want to use solar and wind to reduce costs and save fossil fuels? Even if you ignore the global warming issue, or simply don't believe it, there are very good economic reasons why wind and solar should be included in the energy mix!
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