The Fossil Record: Unearthing Nature’s History of Life
by John Morris, Ph.D., and Frank Sherwin, M.A.
Publisher: Institute for Creation Research (2010)
192 Page Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95
Evolutionists rely on the fossil record for support of their theory, but what does that record really reveal? ICR geologist Dr. John Morris and zoologist Frank Sherwin unearth the evidence of earth's history and conclude that the fossil record is incompatible with evolution, but remarkably consistent with the biblical account of creation and the great Flood of Noah's day.
The debate over creation and evolution shows no sign of letting up. Many have become aware that this is a seminal issue—perhaps the most important of our day. They see it as a worldview battleground, one that cannot be ignored.
The Fossil Record thoroughly examines the evidence to determine which worldview—creation or evolution—presents the most accurate portrayal of earth’s early history. Did life spontaneously generate and then mutate over millions of years, or was life supernaturally created at one time and in the basic forms that exist today? Geologist Dr. John Morris and zoologist Frank Sherwin look at the fossil record to see what it actually reveals.
What they find is that the claim that fossils document evolution is simply not true. The fossil record presents a very different message, one supportive of the creation worldview. It speaks of exquisite design in every once-living thing, not random development solely through natural processes. There is no hint of an evolutionary “simple to complex” history, for life was complex from the very start. The fossils testify to the biblical history of recent creation, the Curse due to Adam’s sin, and the great Flood of Noah’s day.
The evolutionary interpretation of the fossil record holds power only if the alternative is censored. But censorship is not truth; there is a better way to think. Adopting evolutionary naturalism as one’s faith and guideline for life makes no sense if there is a God who has spoken. This book can help you examine the evidence and discover the Creator of all things.
About the Authors
Dr. John Morris
is a creation scientist and educator with a specialization in Geological engineering. He is the president of the Institute for Creation Research
, and son of the late Henry Morris whose seminal work is viewed by many to have initiated the modern creation science movement. John joined the faculty of ICR in 1984, and has served as the President since 1996. He has also led numerous expeditions to Mt. Ararat in search of Noah’s Ark. Dr. Morris received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech in 1969 and his M.S. in Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 1977. He received his Doctorate in Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 1980. Dr. Morris can be heard each day on the Back to Genesis radio program. He is the author of numerous books, including The Young Earth. Dr. Morris taught geology at the University of Oklahoma before joining the faculty of the ICR.