Forward, No Backward, No Sideways: Snake Evolution

Hind legs reported on snake fossils says, MSNBC. This seems to support the idea in the evolutionary story that snakes descended from lizards, and lost their legs through evolution.  Eupodophis descouensi is said to have .8 inch legs with ankle bones but no feet or toes. The evidence here requires imagination, because clearly they were not used for walking.

This new discovery raising some questions, or rather raises the level of complexity in the story of evolution. If the oldest known fossil snake which is assumed to be 94 to 112 million years and this discovery was dated with the assumption of 90 million years, it’s going in the opposite direction or is it just an illusion? “If something is not useful it can regress without any impact on the (animal’s) survival, or regression can even be positive, as for here if the leg was disturbing a kind of locomotion, like for burrowing snakes or swimming snakes.”

But why would useless structures remain 4 to 22 million years? However, researchers tells us that the puzzle of the evolutionary story will not be solved in 10 years rather it may be solved one day with various teams working on it.

It still remains a mystery on whether or not the leg loss was an increase of genetic information, or in fitness. For example, flightless birds are adapted for their land-based habitats, but it would be a notch higher for birds to evolve from ground to air than the other way around. Perhaps research teams are still working on this part of the story.

Evolutionists are clueless about not only their own theory of common ancestry, but the old-age framework as well. Many reports come out all the time with more puzzles which increases speculation than increasing real knowledge with a singing praise to the evolutionary story.  But it’s not reality. Rather than spending a ton of hard earned money on trying to figure out the myth of snake evolution which has no ending, what about putting that amount of money and energy into things like biomimetics?

There are all kinds of great research going on in this area! Research teams are needed because they haven’t come close to doing what a ATP synthase, or a flagellum, mother-of-pearl, or a ribosome or even a dragonfly wing has been doing now for millennia.

It incorporates engineering concepts that eventually will lead to something that will benefit mankind like human health, and technology which will be useful when they gain knowledge about the engineering of nature designed by God. As far as research in Darwinism: Go forward? No, backwards? No, sideways? Answer: No snake evolution or any Darwinian evolution for that matter!

Astrobiologists Create The Cambrian Explosion

Thanks to the funding for NASA’s Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology program, Shuhai Xiao from Virginia Tech and Suzanne Porter from UC Santa Barbara, we now know why the Cambrian event just looked like “Creation” but it was really evolution working behind the scenes. The story unfolds like this…

“The first instance of biomineralization – i.e. the biologic use of minerals – was around 2 billion years ago when certain bacteria precipitated grains of magnetite to apparently help orient themselves in the Earth’s magnetic field.  However, the first animal skeletons didn’t appear until right before the Cambrian explosion, at the end of the Ediacaran Period.”

“These early shell-bearing creatures help to resolve Charles Darwin’s concern over the sudden appearance of so many new animal species during the Cambrian explosion.  The fossil record gives the impression of a “Creation” event, but in reality, animals had evolved prior to the explosion.  They just didn’t leave much for paleontologists to find until they developed the skeleton-making trait.”

Ah, so that is what happened, the missing fossils in the Cambrian Explosion are hidden in the Precambian closet, where nobody has been able to observe even though the closet is wide open for inspection. Suzanne Porter one of the leading authors of this story admits she doesn’t know what the animals looked like that made the first shells.  However, she suggests that the animals did not “passed on their skeleton-making skills to any descendants, which implies biomineralization was ‘re-invented’ a few million years later.” Are you pondering about how this miraculous event could have occurred giving us a supposed faulty perception of creationism?  Porter explains, “Skeletons evolved more than three dozen times within animals – and about half of these did so in the early Cambrian.” Wow, that fast, huh?

This is a classic of  defying simple logic, here these modern scientists with PhDs are claiming to be playing a game of cards without having a deck so they can challenge others to the contrary. It may not look like they are playing cards but actually they claim they did, even though we don’t see a deck of cards because the game was so quick (quote that one, greg). Such utter nonsense of absurdity and an utter waste of taxpayers money in order to explain the Cambrian Explosion!

The Cambrian Explosion is not evolution looking like “Creation” what we observe, the sudden appearance of animals in the fossil record, is creationism! This is where the science points to, it confirms the Biblical account!

Fossils In China With Soft Tissue Discovered

In a 50-foot thick layer of limestone, a new graveyard which contains 20,000 fossils has been found!  The new discovery contains “dolphin-bodied ichthyosaurs”, reptiles, shellfish and many other ancient creatures. But what interesting is the preservation of these animals…

“The fossils are exceptionally well-preserved, with more than half of them completely intact, including soft tissues. Apparently they were protected across the ages by mats of microbes that rapidly sealed their bodies off from decay after death….Ninety percent of the fossils are bug-like creatures, such as crustaceans, millipedes and horseshoe crabs.  Fish make up 4 percent, including the “living fossil” known as the coelacanth, which is still alive today nearly 250 million years later.  Snails, bivalves (creatures including clams and oysters), squid-like belemnoids, nautilus-like ammonoids and other mollusks make up about 2 percent of the fossils.”

Once again, scientists find a fossil graveyard with indications of a rapid burial and exquisite preservation. There was an omission that they could have told the readers. Cretaceous which was thought to have been extinct 65 million years by the evolutionary time frame was found swimming in 1938 off the coast of South Africa. This raises some interesting questions and comments about how stretched-out chronology is becoming more common in evolution, this discovery suggests in the evolutionary time frame, coelacanths supposedly never left another fossil for 65 million years, and the soft tissues discovered in these fossils were never disturbed for 250 million years?

A controversial finding that protein fragments can be recovered from dinosaur fossils has been replicated for the first time. “The claim has remained contentious, because proteins in tissue normally degrade quickly after an animal dies.  On page 626, however, Schweitzer and colleagues report finding an even larger number of protein fragments from an 80-million-year-old fossil from a duck-billed dinosaur, or hadrosaur, known as Brachylophosaurus canadensis.”

Evolutionists are trying to distract such a conflict which exists within the evolutionary theory model on what the bones are really telling us.  T-Rex was thought to be a rare exception when soft tissue was discovered, it became very controversial but that was only the beginning! Soft tissue found in these animals and future ones verifies creationism!

Well Preserved Giant “Water King” Fossil Amazes and Surprises

A  fossil found in Peru back in 2007 is considered to be something from a Hollywood movie rather than found in nature has a been a great discovery  concerning creationism. However, despite claims it had shed no light on evolution for one thing, it was found to be tens of million of years out of it’s time frame, secondly, it’s enormous size, thirdly, this remarkable bird was apparently fully penguin with flippers and more tuxedo decor than many modern species. But the most remarkable of all is for the first time there were feathers recovered which still had pigment bodies – melanocytes – with reddish brown coloration remaining in them. Amazing!

In the journal of science…

“Penguin feathers are highly modified in form and function, but there have been no fossils to inform their evolution.”

The discovery of feathers is what surprised evolutionary scientists the most because it is implausible in the real world considering the the assumed age is about 36 million years for them to last that long. A younger fossil (in thousands of years range) would make this plausible to recover feathers in a fossil and indeed that was what had been found. The authors in the journal of science had no viable explanation other than it was a rare find and Penguin feathers are highly modified in form and function, but there have been no fossils to inform their evolution.

“They don’t make penguins like they used to. Thirty-six million years ago, at least one species stood nearly as tall as a man and sported shades of red and gray, scientists announced Thursday.” -National Geographic

So really, how could this shed more light on understanding evolution? Why would a super-penguin which was fitter than modern ones with a “similar structure and organization as those of living birds that have reddish brown and/or grey feathers, including robins and zebra finches” would evolve into something less fit and smaller?

And when you add the recovery of feathers and melanosomes in the fossil considered to be 36 million years old one asks, how does this shed light on evolution? Looking at the artist’s reconstruction (and I’m not a big fan of these), even the drawing shows it was fully equipped with tuxedo wetsuit and outfitted for powerful swimming just as much as we see with today’s penguins. The melanocyte aspect, sighting the differences are very trivial.

There is nothing to show either by observation or understanding in regards to evolution! In creationism, the earth is young so it’s not altering any of it’s time frame nor restoring to a non-viable explanation like just calling the discovery “rare” when it’s possible to find more. Also, it’s a variant of the bird family which is is not contrary to creationism. This is a good example on how the ‘theory’ of evolution gets more complicated and how a viable explanation grows with more confirmation concerning the data. The “Water King” fossil is an enormous and very interesting discovery!