Rock that has formed through the deposition and solidification of sediment, especially sediment transported by water (rivers, lakes, and oceans), ice ( glaciers ), and wind. Sedimentary rocks are often deposited in layers, and frequently contain fossils.
"We don't exactly know how the earth itself formed, but the way it developed its layers is by the heaviest elements sinking to the bottom."
“If there were a column of sediments deposited continuously since the formation of the earth, the entire history of the planet could be reconstructed. Unfortunately no such column exists.”
HBJ Earth Science - 1989, p. 326
O’Rourke, J. E., “Pragmatism versus Materialism in Stratigraphy,” American Journal of Science, vol. 276
(January 1976), p. 53
The most common fossils in the world are petrified clams, there are trillions of them. Almost every one of them have one thing in common, they were petrified closed. Clams open up very quickly after they die. This requires sudden, deep, burial.
If not one worldwide catastrophe, could there have been a series of them over different periods of earth history, rather than just slow natural processes? Should uniformitarian scientists rethink their position for the sake of good science?
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