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Sunday, March 03, 2019

Sea Pens and other Living Fossils Embarrass Evolutionists

Organisms that appear in the fossil record and then reappear later are called living fossils. They have embarrassed evolutionists since Darwin — and no, this is not a term creationists made to be obstreperous. Evolutionary thinking maintains that there should be multitudes of changes over alleged millions of years, but living fossils give lie to that idea. Sea pens are a  prime example.

Living fossils have been an embarrassment to evolutionists since Darwin's time. Sea pens are a prime example.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Nick Hobgood (CC by-SA 3.0)
Strange name, I'll allow. Maybe Aquaman uses them to write his memoirs. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and are considered a type of "soft coral". Like other living fossils, they show no appreciable change. Darwin's disciples evosplain it with the unscientific term "stasis", which is absurd even on the surface. Clearly, there is no evidence for deep time, and life was created recently.
The story of evolution asserts that one ‘kind’ of creature can change into another ‘kind’—and that this happened countless times, over hundreds of millions of years. In this story, fossils, which are the remains of once-living organisms, are said to record these changes of one kind into another. However:
1. The transitional forms, or in-between kinds, are notable for their scarcity in the fossil record, whereas they should be abundant. Prominent evolutionary fossil specialists have admitted this.1 To resolve this inconsistency, some have imagined that creatures could change from one to another so rapidly as to leave no fossil evidence of such change. Is this the paleontologists’ version of ‘the dog ate my homework’?
2. The fossils persistently show lack of change. Many of today’s organisms can be found as almost identical fossil forms throughout the rock layers—‘living fossils’. In fact, virtually every kind of organism alive today is a ‘living fossil’.
To read the rest, click on "Sea Pens — ‘Extreme’ living fossils shout ‘after their kind’"