Good day all you fine folks out there!
It has finally turned cold here where I live in the northern hemisphere! But its nice and cozy inside my home with a warm fire crackling in our wood stove. Some people might think it nice to have a fireplace, but for us it is essential to keep warm. I always chuckle at the thought of lighting a fireto keep warm so I can turn on my computer to write! Ha-ha! It’s like having a living fossil!
Speaking of living fossils, what exactly is a living fossil? A living fossil is a term given to an animal or plant life that is found in the fossil record in which its present day forms are essentially unchanged and have been unchanged over time. For example let’s look at the Nautilus. The beautiful nautilus is a mollusk—a water invertebrate (both fresh and marine) that are highly diverse in anatomical structure and behavior. They very from squids and octopi to shelled animals such as snails and the nautilus. The nautilus lives in coral reefs in the night and feeds during the day in deep waters. It travels backwards at high speeds using jet propulsion. A fascinating and highly designed feature that is difficult if not impossible to explain by evolution.
“The fossil nautilus has been dated to a supposed 530 million years. Why the nautilus didn’t evolve is a deep mystery to the evolutionists. Of course, it’s only a mystery if you reject the Bible’s history (the unaltered truth). The nautilus was created on Day Five of creation week over 6,000 years ago. The nautilus fossils we find today were buried in a global flood a few thousand years ago. So it’s no surprise that a nautilus fossil looks like the ones we see living in our oceans today.”1 (emphasis added by the blog author).
See how many of these “living fossils” you recognize!
God bless and take care,
1 Ham, Ken, Answers in Genesis, Newsletter volume 23, Issue 4. April 2016, p16
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