Oh these militant atheists who think they are setting the record straight, it’s always the creationist’s fault, attack, humiliate, that will show them according to the behavior of PZ Meyers.
1Scientists are baffled by the latest fossil find.
2 It’s an octopus they claim is 95 million years old.
3 And, guess what? It looks just like a modern-day octopus — complete with eight legs, rows of suckers and even traces of ink.
4 In all that time, it seems, the octopus hasn’t evolved — not one tiny bit.
Actually those are some excellent points Joseph Farah points out, now the rebuttal by PZ Meyers…
1Scientists aren’t baffled at all by this discovery.
2Superficially, this is true — they do say it is 95 million years old. Farah is trying to spin it, though, by implying it is only a “claim”. It is a conclusion supported by the evidence.
3There are hundreds of octopod species. The level of description Farah provides is about what a four-year-old with a crayon might say, and it’s false. They (there were several species identified) do not look like modern octopods, but have several tell-tale differences.
4Completely false. Farah hasn’t read the paper, which fits these fossils into a long history of evolutionary change in the lineage.
What PZ Meyers fails to tell you is this, primitive octopi were presumed to have fleshy fins along their bodies. The rare fossils with a presumed age of 95 million years old, doesn’t show any fins, not only that, but it’s still one hundred percent an octopus! The new discovery of rare fossils did not show any evidence of one animal turning into another animal. Sure there are variants within the species as we observe it today which is in agreement with the creationist model, but this doesn’t prove macro-evolution.