When Darwin introduced his theory of evolution in 1859 with his celebrated publication, “On the Origin of Species,” he knew that a geological record of fossils would be essential to tell his story. His basic proposal of natural selection won him much acclaim. He predicted that organisms with better traits would adapt to their environment and succeed over many generations, changing slowly over long periods of time

The Mayan’s were wrong, but in the end, global warming will still get us all! That is right. Evidently, after forecasting a calendar that far outlived the civilization that created it, the world has once again survived the latest Chicken Little catastrophe to befall mankind. My guess is that the Mayans simply ran out of ink.

Most geologists believe that all the continents presently situated around the world were once linked forming one super-continent called Pangaea. From the evolutionary perspective those who study Plate Tectonics theorize that this super-continent broke up at the end of the Mesozoic era that evolutionary theory say began 250 million years ago.

Genesis explains the formation of the earth’s crust more plausibly than evolution. How the earth (and other planets) began is still an open question in evolutionary circles. Evolutionists agree that the earth was formed about 4.6 billion years ago, starting from a very hot gaseous state and eventually cooling down.

Fossilization is a process of preservation of once living life forms by a variety of different processes. The most well known types of fossilization are permineralization and carbonization or distillation. Certain parameters must be met in order for fossils to form. They are a rapid death and fast burial in relatively anaerobic conditions.

Rocks contain important evidence about the origin of the earth. Geologists classify rocks into three basic types based upon the processes by which the rocks are formed. The first type is igneous rock, which is formed from magma. If magma reaches the earth’s surface, it changes into the lava that spills from volcanoes.

Carbon dating is used to determine the age of biological artifacts up to 50,000 years old. This technique is widely used on recent artifacts, but educators and students alike should note that this technique will not work on older fossils (like those of the dinosaurs alleged to be millions of years old). This technique is not restricted to bones; it can also be used on cloth, wood and plant fibers.

Global Warming is being promoted as the next likely doomsday scenario. Like many other good doomsday scenarios they all have one common theme, e.g. human beings are contributing to the destruction of mankind by polluting the environment. While there are many factors that are driven by the human dynamic, some fundamental truths must be stated before a level headed strategy can be developed to handle the so-called Global Warming crisis.