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Out-of-place fossils

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According to creationists, out-of-place fossils are fossils which are somewhere that they shouldn't be, which disproves either (a) radiometric dating or (b) evolutionary and fossil history. Out-of-place fossils are basically out-of-place artifacts, but for creationism.

Arthur Chadwick, a creationist, sums up the problems with this approach pretty well:[1]

[T]he conclusion that these findings support [creationism[note 1]] is a non sequitur until all cause for concern regarding modern contamination has been eliminated.

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Notes[edit]

  1. In the reference, Chadwick is referring specifically to Roraima pollen. The general point holds true, however.

References[edit]

  1. Arthur V. Chadwick, "Precambrian Pollen in the Grand Canyon — A Reexamination," Origins, 8:1, 1981