Are fossils actually real?

My pastor told me that fossils aren't real, that "scientists" make them with plaster molds and there are a bunch of factories in China making them so that we won't believe the Earth is 6,000 years old. Is he correct, some atheists said my pastor wasn't telling the truth.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    I think this is a troll.

    But if it isn't, yes: fossils are real.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Your pastor is an ignoramus - he is not telling the truth - fossils are pulled from the ground - it any plaster moulds are made it is so they can be shown to the public whilst the real ones are archived.

    There are other ways of proving the earth is over 6000 years old - notably carbon dating which uses the half life of carbon 14 to date fossils - the radio isotope shows they are much older than 6000 years. If they were plaster as he claims then that would show up in the radio carbon date.

    He is plain wrong and trying to brainwash you into accepting the bible because he does not want to accept the truth that the bible is faulty.

  • 8 years ago

    "My pastor told me that fossils aren't real..."

    Find a well known and accessible fossil locality, find some fossils for yourself, and you'll discover that your pastor has been bearing false witness...

    "... that "scientists" make them with plaster molds and there are a bunch of factories in China..."

    ... and apparently can't tell the difference between the hard minerals fossils are composed of and something as soft as plaster.

  • 8 years ago

    When I was a teenager my grandparents took me to the beach in south Texas. I sat on the damp sand, bored, and idly dug with my hand to see how deep I would need to dig to get water to well up in the hole. Something poked my finger, and I grabbed hold of it. It was a fossilized shark's tooth. It was black stone with two pointy bits on one end, (the root of the tooth) a kind of knobby bit at the center, and a long pointed shaft which was broken and jagged on the end.

    Now, I presume it is possible that some tiny Chinese worker, a gifted artist, worked a small black piece of stone so cleverly as to make it look like an imperfect fossil of a shark's tooth. It's entirely possible that some faceless member of some secret conspiracy brought the stone to south Texas and buried it on the beach in the hopes that some random person would dig it up and think of it as evidence that the Earth is older than 6000 years.

    It's possible. But a not very believable, to me.

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  • 3 years ago

    i've got lived in manhattan my entire existence. The organic background Museum has some actual bones, yet no longer all of them are. some dinosaurs have recreated areas to fill in the gaps of lacking bones. such quite a number of the vast dinosaurs are entire reproductions from different museums or from storage. various the very super ones are recreations. no longer all the huge fossils are actual. you ought to be careful whilst there, given that many circumstances they at the instant are not actual and it does not say. in case you ask a curator, they many times fess up and factor out what's pretend and what's actual. i understand, as I as quickly as had an exceedingly long communicate with a number of the curators there whilst it grew to become into empty. in the dinosaur section, they noted which of them have been actual bones and which of them have been recreations, etc. you ought to ask them. No, they did no longer locate each little bit of each dinosaur. ninety% of the time they do no longer. 10% of the time they get fortunate and it quite is unquestionably preserved. I additionally observed "Lucy" and he or she grew to become into one among the recreations from the actual one.

  • 8 years ago

    Perhaps you misunderstood your pastor? The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia displays a full sized cast copy of the skeleton of a Hadrosaurus so the real skeleton is in protected storage. Most real fossils are fragile and placing them on display would destroy them. However this museum has tours through the prep lab to see how the various fossils are handled to clean and preserve them.

    http://www.ansp.org/museum/dinohall/paleo_lab.php

    http://animals.howstuffworks.com/dinosaurs/fossil-...

    There are millions of fossil in collections. Fossils can be found in every natural history museum and University with a graduate program in paleontology. Most major fossil collections run into the hundreds of thousands of cataloged specimens but some like the American Museum of Natural History have 4.75 million paleontology specimens

    http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent/fossilha...

    1 million vertebrate specimens including 2,000 dinosaur fossils

    Even universities often have large collections.

    U Texas (Austin) has four million non-vertebrate specimens and one million vertebrate specimens.

    http://www.geo.utexas.edu/grad/programs/paleontolo...

    http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/vpl/history.html

    The fossils exist, millions of specimens in USA alone. USA Museums with paleontological collections worth visiting

    http://www.americasbestonline.com/Dinosaurs.html

    Paleobiology database of fossils

    http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl

  • Colin
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Assuming you're telling the truth, your pastor brings shame on a noble faith.

    And that's an atheist speaking.

  • George
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Break open a fossil and look for plaster.

  • 3 years ago

    Hello I am reading the article I believe your pastor got his idea from.I was actually trying to prove the article is true or not. Is how I found your question.It's called the Alantean Conspiracy.It is very interesting.You might want to check it out.Don't believe everything you read though.But be willing to push aside everything you think you know.Just because we have been taught to believe everything our government has told us. Does not mean it is true.For instance I bet you were taught in school that Jamestown is the oldest city in American.That is not true.I know this because I am a native Floridian and live very close to the real oldest city in America and i visit it often.St.Augustine Fl. Half of the entire nation was once La Florida.This has been erased from our history books.So please read everything you find with an open mind.I have been studying this subject for quite a while now and I not sure what. But I do think there is something to it. Look up Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030.Our world is in danger it we not be good for mankind.

  • 8 years ago

    That is possibly the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

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