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Post by sd215 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:43 am

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.

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Post by + » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:56 am

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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Post by mith » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:46 pm

Man, what a poorly constructed question...
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Post by kotoreru » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:02 pm

I'd probably go for none of them. Very bad question.
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Post by Darby » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:32 pm

If it helps to add my vote, the question is useless, and none of the answers make much sense.

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