Dictionary » F » Fossil

Fossil

Definition

noun, plural: fossils

(1) Any preserved evidence of life from a past geological age, such as the impressions and remains of organisms embedded in stratified rocks.

(2) The mineralized remains of an animal or plant.

adjective

Having the characteristic, or pertaining to the nature, of a fossil.


Supplement

Fossils include shells, imprints, burrows, coprolites and organically-produced chemicals. The oldest fossils were bacteria that existed 3.8 billion years old. Fossils are once thought of to be all from extinct species until some were found to belong to species that are still living.


Word origin: from Latin fossilus, (something dug up)

Related terms:


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Multicellular prokaryote

... of all other forms of life they had ample opportunity to develop into multicellular versions of themselves. There should be something in the fossil record to show that multicellular organisms composed of different tissues and organs existed during the eons time when there were only prokaryotes ...

See entire post
by Scotsgofree
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 27
Views: 27981

Please check my answers.

... first proposed,which of the following was used as evidence to support the idea? A. observations of nature B. laboratory experiments C. extensive fossil collocations D. genetic sequences I think the answer is A.

See entire post
by moondisyko
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Please check my answers.
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

Re: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution

... Fact Check: Did Bill Nye Tell A Huge Lie About The Fossil Layers? http://thetruthwins.com/archives/fact-check-did-bill-nye-tell-a-huge-lie-about-the-fossil-layers Does A Belief In Evolution Lead To Racism? ...

See entire post
by Meranda
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution
Replies: 52
Views: 59226

What do you do when talking to creationists?

... that is possible for them to have. What additional evidence could they obtain that is possible? I usually point to webpages of transitional fossils such (I like the fish-tetrapod transitions a good deal), and I also have a TalkOrigins claim file I like to reference for this one. Any specific, ...

See entire post
by FriarBroccoli
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:40 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
Replies: 4
Views: 4773

What do you do when talking to creationists?

... irreducible complexity? 2. Scientists don't have evidence for macroevolution, only microevolution. I usually point to webpages of transitional fossils such (I like the fish-tetrapod transitions a good deal), and I also have a TalkOrigins claim file I like to reference for this one. Any specific, ...

See entire post
by Dubnium105
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
Replies: 4
Views: 4773
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 10:04, 7 May 2011. This page has been accessed 58,811 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link