I found this on a web site and thought you guys would find it interesting. Also could you explain how this works in the context of gradualist evolution.



"The punctuated reality of the fossil record is best exemplified by the "Cambrian explosion." Virtually every animal phyla (including chordates and many phyla now extinct) appeared during the short geological moment called the Cambrian explosion (13). This period of time is now known to have covered a period of time of less than 10 million years (1415). The diversity of life and the variety of body designs has led Stephen Jay Gould to make the following statement:"

 

"We have reason to think that all major anatomical designs may have made their appearance at that time."16

Dr. Stephen Jay Gould

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Oh no I am not trying to argue that he is critical of evolution, he is just admitting a difficulty here. So anyways I don't remember you answering this. Why did so many creatures acquire shells in this 10 million year period
it was closer to 100 million years which removes the time concerns. You have changing environments, animals hitting land, sex and hence sexual selection becoming more prevalent. Check out this vid and it will help.

So should I trust the ID citing evolutionists on a 10 million years or should I trust the evolutionists stating that it took 40-60 million years or a 100 million years. It seems like your telling me an exaggerated story of the fishing trip with a fish that keeps getting bigger and bigger
Well I have examined first hand sources which wikipedia uses so my claim to 10 million years is just as valid as wikipedia's claim that it took 70-80 years for the xplosion
/////You should go visit Tyre, David. "Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido). Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon[4] and houses one of the nation's major ports. Tourism is a major industry."

You reference says "The old city of Tyre will never be rebuilt." as evidence of the 100 percent accuracy of the Bible.


"The present-day city of Tyre covers a large part of the original island and has expanded onto and covers most of the causeway, which had increased greatly in width over the centuries because of extensive silt depositions on either side. The part of the original island that is not covered by the modern city of Tyre consists mostly of an archaeological site showcasing remains of the city from ancient times."

The Bible is a FAILED prophecy in this instance.///////////////////
You are write and the site is wrong in this instance alone(so far)The author misinterpreted the verse
"therefore, thus says the Lord God,` Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. And they will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock. She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,' declares the Lord God, `and she will become spoil for the nations.'... For thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I will bring upon Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses, chariots, cavalry, and a great army.... Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water.... And I will make you a bare rock; you will be a place for the spreading of nets. You will be built no more, for I the Lord have spoken," declares the Lord God.... "Then all the princes of the sea will go down from their thrones, remove their robes, and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground, tremble every moment, and be appalled at you." (Ezekiel 26:3-5,7,12,14,16)"
And I will make you like a shining rock. You shall be a spreading place for nets, you shall not be built any more. For I, Jehovah, have spoken, declares the Lord Jehovah

Does this say it will never be rebuilt no it says build no more
built no more refers to the current city and is not hte same as rebuilding
consists mostly of an archaeological site showcasing remains of the city from ancient times."

So the ruins of the ancient city havent been rebuilt but have been left open and bare hmm sounds like another city was built next to it
How would the ancient site be there if they had rebuilt it?
Ive said this before and I will say it again the new Tyre is not the same site as it was where it is bare
The city was built on the mainland not on the island which it was originally on so it was not rebuilt and it then went to expand onto the causeway and the island so it was not rebuilt in the original spot it was built next to it and now fisherman fish there and the ruins are still present
No its not it was built on the mainland a city rebuilt in a different place is not the same city. or is Paris Texas the Same as Paris France. The old city of tyre was not rebuilt but build over by the expansion of the new city built originally on the mainland.

Fore Example if paris were destroyed and somehow paris texas expanded to include it. Paris would not have been rebuilt but the new city would have expanded over it. This is the case with the modern day tyre (I know the scenario isnt possible)

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