Astronomy’s impact on the fossil record

Our fossil record is missing if we don’t consider astronomical stuff contained in the asteroid belt (for collision history)

The fossil record is not at all the gradual, continuous progression that Darwin claimed.  It is filled with quantum jumps and interruptions.  Dramatic upsurge in the complexity of life following long phases or periods of no change, with relatively sudden mass extinction or mass speciation events.  Darwin himself was very upset when he witnessed evidence of mass annihilation in the fossil record, and “couldn’t believe in a God who would do such a terrible, wasteful thing.”

The jumps and interruptions defy a naturalistic explanation, and also mystify theists.

– Hugh Ross, in lecture “Astronomy’s Impact on the Fossil Record”

About R. Lin

依靠主8年。感謝主給我們好老師和好教材,欲將在北美聽到的講道以及課文翻譯成中文與更多朋友分享。提姆凱勒有一句極有趣的話:文是為福音所造。"The ultimate purpose of language is the Gospel." - Tim Keller 福音美兮,願我在這裡的拙文能同大家享受也分享上帝的福音。 現職建築工程業界,禱告順服給上帝使用。 C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow (Chicago Chapter) 魯益師研究院 同仁 Registered Translator in British Columbia (Chinese to English); Translator and interpreter of English to Chinese literature Enthusiast of Christian apologetics, art, culture, history, literature, religion, science, philosophy, design, music, and thoughtful living.
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