Dr. Steve Austin shows Del nautiloid fossils in the Grand Canyon, a significant piece of evidence for a global flood.
DEL: Steve said those layers had to be laid down rapidly during the flood, and he wanted to take me to see something that clearly demonstrated it.
STEVE: I’ve been looking for a particular kind of marine fossil called a nautiloid in Grand Canyon for about 25 years.
DEL: So what is a nautiloid?
STEVE: A nautiloid is a squid in a shell. It has a cone shaped shell and the body of the organism is the wide end of the shell. We’re looking at the bottom part of the redwall limestone here in the middle of the grand canyon. That upper seven feet is the nautiloid bed, and I’ve seen it through a hundred miles of the canyon.And it argues that there must be a billion nautiloids around here. So there’s some type of mass kill or death associated with this. And then the bedding surface we’re looking at is consistent with that. Take a look over there, you can see the cone shaped organism pointing this way.
DEL: I see it.
STEVE:This is a really good one right here.
DEL: What is that, I mean it looks like somebody drew a circle in the rock.
STEVE: It’s a circle in cross section so it’s going down.
DEL: So it’s vertical. It’s fossilized in a vertical position.
STEVE: It is.
DEL: That seems strange to me.
STEVE: About one out of seven of the nautiloids that we’re finding in this layer are tip end pointing down.
DEL: But the rest of these all seem to be pointing in the same direction.
STEVE: You noticed that. Isn’t that interesting? See I pointed out four nautiloids and one is pointing this way, one is pointing that way, one is pointing that way and one is pointing this way. They’re all in that general trend running this way across the layers. So what does that argue? It’s an aligned condition of fossils.
DEL: And what would cause that?
STEVE: If these organisms died a natural death and fell to the bottom of a calm and placid sea, they would be randomly pointing, and they’re not and so something swept over them and buried them. It froze very rapidly to trap a nautiloid in vertical orientation. This is a mass kill on a colossal dimension in an ocean current, which brings to mind immediately something like a global flood.