Dating of rocks fossils and geologic events answer
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I have not been able to find a satisfactory way of distinguishing between italicized and quoted text).
Evolutionists of all stripes believe, however, that this really does represent a very large gap in the fossil record, a gap that is simply due to the fact that, for some reason, very few fossils have lasted from periods before about 600 million years ago.
One good reason might be that many of these animals had only soft parts to their bodies: no shells or bones to fossilize.
The precipitate forms a fine, crystalline cloud which settles to the bottom. This is true of limestone production today too, most of which is in association with biological activity.
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I do not know when this collection was assembled, but it appears to be around 1994, judging by the date of the most recent source.
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s mission is to preserve, enhance, restore and conserve Vermont’s natural resources and protect human health for the benefit of this and future generations.
The DEC, along with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, is part of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.