Five Fossil Mysteries . . . That Evolution Can’t Explain

by A.P. Galling, Marcus Ross, and Kurt Wise

Mysteries, mysteries, everywhere! Some are young, and others old. Some are big, and others small.

No matter what the mystery, however, the place to begin looking for answers is always God’s Word (Proverbs 1:7). It is the one sure source of truth that sheds light on the history of life on earth.

On the following pages are five random examples of fossil mysteries that beg for an explanation, if we want to better understand the past. Every day, new discoveries raise additional perplexing questions that inquisitive folks want to answer.

We can never answer all the questions. But with practice at “fossil sleuthing” from a biblical perspective, at least we can get better and better at evaluating each new discovery in a God-honoring way that might yield new insights into God’s person and work.

So consider this a test.

One: Life’s Unexpected Explosion Forty major animal groups appear out of nowhere at the bottom of the fossil record. Where did this “Cambrian Explosion” come from?

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