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Footprints preserved in rock layers are one kind of evidence attesting to the fact that dinosaurs once roamed the earth.
Dr. Raul Esperante, of the Geoscience Research Institute of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, is actively engaged in research on dinosaur footprints. Learn more about his work and why it matters for a biblical perspective of earth history, through the links below.
Meet the Scientist
Learn about Dr. Esperante's research interests
Fossil Whales in the Desert
Get a sense for the terrain where Dr. Esperante and his team conduct their research, and browse through some images of some of the fossil specimens that have been excavated
An Important Publication
This paper, published in the prestigious journal "Geology," presents a summary of the evidence for rapid rates of sedimentation based on the analysis of fossil whale preservation
Another line of evidence indicative of rapid sedimentation comes from the preservation of baleen in multiple fossil whales of the Pisco Formation. Learn more on this topic from this scientific publication by Esperante and his collaborators.
Understanding the Process of Fossilization
How long does it take for a fossil to form and why does it matter from a biblical perspective? In this article, Dr. Esperante draws from his experience as a paleontologist to share some basic concepts and conclusions.
Time, Faith, and Fossil Whales
In this article, Dr. Esperante share his experience of relating what he encounters in the study of fossil whales with his biblical worldview.
Sharing with Others
A brief news report on Dr. Esperante's educational outreach based on his work with fossil whales.