July 31, 2007 at 4:43 am #8019sd215Participant
Assume that it is possible to remove a continuous core of rock from the earth 6 inches in diameter and 3000 feet long. What would the theory of evolution predict about the fossils in such a core as they are examined from bottom to top?
A. Each layer shows a catastrophic event that caused mass extinctions.
B. The number of fossils decreases but the number of species increases.
C. Fossil species remain constant over time.
D. The most ancient fossils are found at the bottom and resemble modern species.
July 31, 2007 at 5:56 am #74883+Participant
6 inches in diameter? Is that it?
It’s not A. It would be unusual for each layer to contain fossils; many layers would contain fossils, although, each layer? I don’t think so…
Given the question includes comparisons with evolution, I would assume the answer is D.
I’m probably wrong as usual.
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July 31, 2007 at 1:46 pm #74897mithParticipant
Man, what a poorly constructed question…
July 31, 2007 at 8:02 pm #74918kotoreruParticipant
I’d probably go for none of them. Very bad question.
July 31, 2007 at 9:32 pm #74919DarbyParticipant
If it helps to add my vote, the question is useless, and none of the answers make much sense.
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