By Roger Oakland
Understand the Times, International
The skeletal remains of thousands of different varieties of fish are found preserved in the fossil record in every part of the world. In order to explain the existence of water-dwelling organisms in regions where water does not exist today, geologists who believe in the concept of uniformitarianism have proposed a theory.
They believe that over millions and millions of years, landmasses gradually sunk below sea level and allowed the sea to flood the land. Following this process, again over millions of years, these same land masses are said to have risen above sea level – now with the remains of dead sea-creatures that have been buried in ocean sediments and fossilized.
This explanation for the process of fossilization leaves a number of questions. The delicate and intricate structures revealed by many of these fossilized marine organisms indicates that the fossilization process must have been associated with short periods of time. In fact, billions of fossil fish worldwide reveal that death occurred in a split second of time.
For an example we could examine the numerous fossils in a location known as The Red Sandstone, an area covering half of Scotland. Observers have described this region as an aquatic graveyard with thousands of different localities disclosing the same scene of destruction. Click here to continue reading.