A vast body of palaeontological observations points to the conclusion that "all living things make their first appearance in the geological record as separate and finished organisms". To offset this true state of affairs from the often suggested existence of evolutionary links between different types of organisms, a division into four units of fossil assemblages is proposed that represent two pre-Flood and two post-Flood chief ecosystems. The pitfalls of polymorphism, when assigning species rank to fossils or when lumping distinct forms into one created species, are brought to notice. One perfectly "modern" member of the insect order Zoraptera is described from Caribbean amber.


Creationism, stasis, fossil record, biblical creation


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