Monday, February 2, 2015

Fact of the Day: Fossil Problem

While it's common knowledge that fossils are preservation of former life on Earth, for centuries it had stumped humanity on how they were formed. A common belief was that fossils grew in rocks, which was disproved by Nicolas Steno. Nicolas later found some of the earliest scientific discoveries that figured out that many layers of rock was from previous eras of the Earth. 

17 comments:

Cloudia said...

interesting



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Dixie@dcrelief said...

Good stuff really - also tree resin traps insects.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Interesting

Pilar Domínguez said...

Fossils are lovely and very interesting. I love amber which is a type of fossil . Kisses:9

DEZMOND said...

they can be so pretty

DEZMOND said...

and tarpits trap mammoths :((((

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Cool info!

Margaret D said...

Interesting Adam.

Christine said...

Interesting

stephen Hayes said...

I hadn't heard of him until now.

Mama Zen said...

Interesting! I'll share this one with my daughter. She's crazy about fossils.

A Beer for the Shower said...

It is also common knowledge that they can be used to create dinosaur parks.

Joy said...

Intersting to see those fossils!

Elisabeth said...

Interesting detail! Thanks for stopping by my blog Adam!

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Mary Kirkland said...

Here in Nevada I've been told that you can find plant fossils in some rocks out at red Rock. I haven't seen any fossils but I have seen some pretty neat hieroglyphs.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

The order did it

Kay said...

I do love fossils. They've always intrigued our family.