Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New York Times, Catastrophism, Essentialism & SERGA

In the Cambrian Explosion, most of the major types of life appear suddenly in the fossil record.  This fact is widely known, but what is often over looked is that there is a global unconformity at this point indicating a tremendous erosional event.

Writing in the New York Times a few years ago, Carl Zimmer made this comment:

It took a global flood to tap that capacity [to trigger evolution] ... Shanan Peters of the University of Wisconsin and Robert Gaines of Pomona College ... offered evidence that the Cambrian Explosion was preceded by a rise in sea level that submerged vast swaths of land, eroding the drowned rocks.

Rather than instigate rapid evolution, we propose that this global flood was the beginning of a Singular Epoch of Rapid Geologic Activity (SERGA) that explains the bulk of the Earth's vast sediments.  Cultures from around the world have traditions of this event.

How can the general order of the fossils be explained if we base our new discoveries on this assumption (SERGA)?  In a worldwide watery disaster sea life would buried first then land animals, bird tracks then birds - just as we do find.  If essential types of life remain static throughout geologic time, then the fossil sequence does not prove Darwinism, but indicates changing conditions during a great flood.  Likewise, once we accept the stasis of Essential Types of Life (ETL's), the most reasonable option is to reject evolution and the mainstream geologic timescale.
Louis Agassiz was professor of Natural History at University of Neuch√Ętel and is best known as the "Father of the Ice Age."  In 1874, the Atlantic Monthly posthumously published his paper on "Evolution and Permanence of Type."  Agassiz was right about Darwin:   

Darwin has placed the subject [of evolution] on a different basis from that of all his predecessors, and has brought to the discussion a vast amount of well-arranged information, a convincing cogency of argument ...  Indeed it might be said that he treated his subject according to the best scientific methods, had he not frequently overstepped the boundaries of actual knowledge and allowed his imagination to supply the links which science does not furnish.

Agassiz argued that the fossil record says "NO Evolution NO!" ...

As a palaeontologist I have from the beginning stood aloof from this new theory of transmutation [evolution], now so widely admitted in the scientific world.  Its doctrines, in fact, contradict what the animal forms buried in the rocky strata of our earth tell us ...

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