Have you heard that fossils take millions of years to form? Well, one of our more unusual exhibits at the Genesis Museum of Creation is challenging this assumption, and rather effectively too. Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing Rockie, our fossil teddy! Now then, how do we solve this dilemma? Either T’rex was a wimp who took a teddy to bed with him, which ended up being fossilised with him, OR fossils can form quickly!
Rockie was fossilised in the natural petrifying waters of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The water used to spray this object is 100% natural spring water with a high mineral content. The water comes out of the ground at about 72 degrees Celsius. The bear took about two weeks to form in the rock deposit known as Aragonite. It was formed by exactly the same process that is responsible for fossilising the dinosaur bones found in America and other places around the world. Though dinosaur bones are commonly thought to have “turned to stone” The original bone is still there.
Most of the early geologists believed that the Earth is young and that most of the fossils were formed 4,500 years ago during Noah’s flood. A lot of people today have, however, been indoctrinated in the idea that the earth is billions of years old, and that fossils take vast periods of time to form. They, therefore, reject the Biblical history of Creation and the Flood. This teddy bear demonstrates that fossilisation does NOT require millions of years, it just requires the right chemical and physical conditions. You can trust the Bible!
One of God’s amazing creations is the Venus fly trap. At first glance, this does not even look like a plant, more like something from the future! Venus fly traps grow in the wet, boggy parts of Carolina, as well as other parts of America.
But what is so amazing about this plant? Well, first, we know that humans have made mouse traps, squirrel traps, bird traps, bear traps etc. However, God has made a plant that is only a few centimetres high, with triggers, and trapdoors, so that the plant can get something to eat! You see, Venus fly traps live in bogs, where there is little nitrogen. The bugs they eat provide them with the nitrogen they need.
So God made the Venus fly trap with leaves that have two lobes at the end of the stalks. Then the two lobes have sharp spines at the end. Those lobes lay open, like the pages of a book. On each lobe there are three trigger hairs. This is to save energy, for if a leaf landed on the trigger hair, the Venus fly trap would not snap shut. This is because the two hairs have to be touched within five seconds of each other. If a fly landed on the red lobes, looking for some sweet nectar, it would touch the hairs twice. Therefore, the trap slams shut. As the spines are alternate, they fit together perfectly. Slowly the Venus fly trap digests all the meaty parts of the fly. When it is done, it opens again for the wind to blow away the fly’s exoskeleton.
Now that the Venus fly trap has had breakfast, it waits for another foolish fly to come and get caught. But did you know that you were in a trap? That is, the trap of sin. Like the fly, we had no way of escape, until God sent His Son to come and die on the Cross to save us from our sins. If you accept Jesus as your Saviour, you will be free from the trap of sin.