Large-animal fossils in carboniferous strata

Xuhua Xia xxia1 at unix1.sncc.lsu.edu
Wed Apr 3 09:48:28 EST 1996

Ted Holden (medved at access5.digex.net) wrote:

: The theory (or ideological doctrine) of evolution, in any of its forms,
: requires gigantic expanses of time, and the standard dating schemes for 
: palaeontological ages which we are familiar with have been formulated to 
: provide that time for the doctrine of evolution.  In particular, the 
: Carboniferous age is supposed to be 300 million years ago;  nothing is
: supposed to have been alive in the Carboniferous other than green trees
: and plants, fish, invertebrates, and insects.

This is not true. Amphibians evolved in the Devonian, which predates
the Carboniferous. The Carboniferous is divided into the Mississipian
and the Pennsylvanian, during which both reptiles and mammal-like
reptiles evolved. However, it would indeed be a shock if human bones
were fossilized during the period. I wonder why the news did not make
a huge headline as gigantic as the claimed "large-animal boones".

Xuhua Xia

: Therefore, it comes as something of a shock to many of these same scientists
: that large numbers of human and/or hominid and other large-animal bones,
: teeth, tusks, claws, and even handles of implements have been turned up
: in the coal-mining districts of Pennsylvania;  Pennsylvania coal is all
: Carboniferous.

: A selection of these findings may be viewed at:

: http://access.digex.com/~medved/conrad/conmain.htm

: Ted Holden
: medved at digex.com

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