And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”(John 9:39) NKJV
Epicontinental seas supporting an abundance of green and red algae. What’s the difference between Cambrian and Ordovician? The Cambrian is the sea floor, the Ordovician is the open ocean immediately above it.
Epicontinental is an interesting word. “Epi-” means around the perimeter of “-continental” means landmasses. We need a landmass to be the source of sediment, a sea to deposit sediment in, and the movement of a large amount of water to make this happen. Like a world-wide flood.
The challenge for popular science (SciPop) is to come up with plausible rationale which shoehorns physical evidence into its imaginary narrative. The narrative is significantly different from the circumstances which caused the evidence. The premise of the SciPop narrative is that fossils at the bottom of the stratigraphic column are the oldest, therefore they ought to be the simplest in evolutionary development.
We have to induce a way to account for the obvious need of a massive amount of water to move a massive amount of material. We massage a narrative to account for the evidence is a way which supports our premise. This process is called induction.
Inductive reasoning (as opposed to deductive reasoning or abductive reasoning) is reasoning in which the premises are viewed as supplying strong evidence for the truth of the conclusion. While the conclusion of a deductive argument is certain, the truth of the conclusion of an inductive argument is probable, based upon the evidence given.– Inductive Reasoning, definition (Wikipedia)
Warm epicontinental seas is science lingo for world-wide flood without using the words “world-wide flood.”