MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Re: Does a fossil have to come from something that was once living?

Date: Fri Dec 23 14:23:38 2005
Posted By: Marcus Knight, Staff, Planetcare Science, Private Conservation Permaculture Consulting
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 1134691001.Es

Fossils are usually formed by organic material or the prints of a living organism. There is evidence of fossil rain drops in China [and elsewhere], that could be considered as inorganic evidence.

Ref Dictionary of Science, Moore and Roberts

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