There are only two possible explanations for life:
- Evolution-which states that life has evolved from simple forms of plants and animals into the more complex forms we find today.
- Creation-Which states that God created the entire universe and all of the creatures on Earth fully formed and completely functional.
Paleontologists have found a greater variety of creatures in the fossil record than now exists, including soft-bodied creatures such as worms and jellyfish. However, even in the lowest rock layers, these worms and jellyfish are fully formed and easily categorized into the same kinds of animals alive today.
If evolution is the correct explanation, then there should be thousands of intermediate forms as one type of creature slowly turned into another type. If creation is true, then the classifications of distinctly different types of animals, both living and in the fossil record, should remain essentially the same.
The fossil evidence clearly supports creation. True science progresses when all the evidence is presented.
Letting God Create Your Day, Vol.3, P.247
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2Co 10:5 KJV)
“Evidence From The Fossil Record”, July 5, from A Closer Look at the Evidence, Richard and Tina Kleiss
Interesting related articles:
Fossil of Extinct Armored Worm Discovered from Live Science
Here is an interesting quote from the article:
It’s very rare to find the soft parts of the body preserved, Briggs said. “It has to be buried quickly,” he told LiveScience. “You have to get minerals forming and preserving the outline before the animal decays completely.”
That is exactly what a global flood would do.
Living Fossil, from Creation Wiki, has a great list of “Examples of Living Fossils.”